Argos News Update: eBay and Argos Unite
Argos News Update: eBay and Argos unite. News that customers will soon be able to pick up selected goods that they have bought on eBay from an Argos store.
The new way of picking up goods that have been bought on eBay will be used via the click and collect service that Argos, which is part of the Home Retail Group, already operates for their own goods. At this time, as the scheme is piloted it will be available in just one hundred and fifty of Argos stores. Fifty eBay merchants have currently signed up for the deal although their identity as yet is not known.
It is thought that the move by eBay is a step towards challenging the delivery contest posed by on line seller Amazon who operate a Locker system. This system allows customers to collect their parcels from secure lockers that are protected by passcodes and are appearing in growing numbers in local shops and public venues around the country.
Along with other on line retailers Amazon have been involved in another scheme called Collect+ that allows a customer to go and pick up their parcel from a corner shop or other local on street shop so that if they are not at home they will not miss their delivery.
Analysts have been watching the development of this new form of delivery and collection and predict that this type of delivery system will grow in popularity in the years ahead. Other schemes that had been trialled had proved less successful as some employers have seen delivery of employees parcels to the work place as intrusive. It has long been the aim of retailers to find a way to combat the fact that customers would often have to spend their Saturday morning queuing in the post office to pick up parcels that they had not been at home to receive.
Argos News Update
It seems like an ideal solution to have parcels available for collection from the town and from a shop that might be just a short walk from your office or other place of work. Argos have also been expanding the click and collect service that they offer so that a customer may ask for an item to be held back for them if it is in short supply and they also can ask for an item that is out of stock to be reordered. The trial with eBay will last 6 months to ensure that it is not encroaching on the service already offered by Argos.
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