Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — A brand new Argos digital store opened today (24/08/2016) inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket on London Road, Stoke- on-Trent bringing extra choice and convenience to customers in the area.
The new digital store has created 20 local jobs and follows the success of the 10 stores opened within Sainsbury’s supermarkets during 2015.
The smaller, new format Argos store offers the most popular products that customers want for immediate pick up with c.20,000 products available for store collection within a few hours ranging from toys to tablets to tables.
Peter Jones, Manager of the Sainsbury’s store, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome the Argos team to our store, and we are looking forward to feedback from customers about the increased range and offer. It’s a great, complementary product offer and provides the convenience that our customers are looking for. We’re also enjoying getting to know the Argos team and welcoming them into store as we work together to serve customers.”
Steve Rowlands, Argos Store Manager, added: “Over the last few weeks passers-by have been trying to get a sneak peek of the store, and they’ve all said “wow.” It’s a really convenient addition for local shoppers and will allow them to have access to an extended range of non-food items.”
The new store is equipped for shopping in the digital age, with tablets that mirror the online shopping experience and staff on hand to help. Around half of Argos’ total sales now start online, but 80% of customers will visit one of 842 stores to pick up their goods.
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Argos now offers same day delivery and faster in-store collection with Fast Track.
You can now buy online and get your order delivered the same day for £3.95, seven days a week, with Fast Track Delivery. You can also buy online and collect from our dedicated Fast Track counters in-store in as little as 60 seconds.
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 60,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.
Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 120m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 975 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2016. Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 842 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
In the financial year to February 2016, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 30,000 people across the business.
Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.
Founded in 1869, Sainsbury’s today operates over 1,200 stores, employing around 161,000 colleagues across the UK.
With 24 million customer transactions every week, the company’s focus is on delivering high quality, affordable food, clothing and general merchandise across supermarkets, convenience stores and online.
Sainsbury’s Bank offers accessible financial products that reward customers who both bank and shop with Sainsbury’s. Strong, well-established values are integral to Sainsbury’s success in helping customers Live Well for Less.
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