Argos digital stores open in Sainsbury’s
The first two Argos digital stores opened on Wednesday (27 May) in Sainsbury’s supermarkets in North Cheam and Nantwich. This follows on from the announcement made by the two retailers in January that they would be teaming up to open 10 new Argos digital stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets this summer. The remaining eight Sainsbury’s supermarkets scheduled to have Argos digital stores this summer are in West Hove, Crayford, Calcot, Bognor Regis, Durham, Rustington, Drumchapel, and Keighley.
The smaller, new format Argos digital stores will offer immediate pick up for “the most popular products”, and 20,000 products will be available for pick up within a few hours at the store (on an order by 1pm for collection the same day from 4pm basis).
The new Argos digital stores are around 1,000 square feet with other stores opening over the summer ranging in size up to 5,000 square feet. All 10 locations are now confirmed to open over summer 2015.
Argos Director of Retail and Customer Operations, Steve Carson, said: “Working with Sainsbury’s will help us to bring the convenience of the Argos offer to more customers. This is the first time we have had stores in these specific locations. I’m delighted to bring our very latest digital stores to customers inside their local Sainsbury’s.”
According to Sainsbury’s, the new stores are “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 90% of customers will visit one of 755 stores to pick up their goods.