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Argos becomes first retailer to offer same day delivery across the UK

Argos same day delivery van - female driver

Leading retailer Argos has today announced it is revolutionising online shopping with the national roll out of its unique Fast Track Delivery and Fast Track Collection services, getting products into customers’ hands faster than ever before.

For the first time, customers across the UK will benefit from same-day home delivery on up to 20,000 products from within the local area. Customers will be able to order by 6pm and get an item delivered by 10pm the same day for just £3.95. There are four home delivery slots available seven days a week: 7-10am, 10am-1pm, 2-6pm and 7-10pm. Orders placed before midnight will be delivered between 7am and 10am, or 10am and 1pm the following day.

The new ground breaking service has led to the creation of 3,300 jobs for delivery drivers with a focus on customer service at the door. In filling the roles, Argos deliberately sought people who love being out and about in the local community and include former engineers, DJ’s, mums and ex-service personnel. 

Argos customers who have pre-paid online can also take advantage of free pick up in over 800 stores in as little as 60 seconds with the new national fast Track Collection service.

The unique Argos logistics system means that no other retailer can offer the breadth of products or speed of receipt.

The announcement is a key milestone in the Argos transformation which began with the launch of Argos digital stores, combining online shopping with a physical shop.

In summary: 

* New national roll-out will mean customers UK-wide will benefit from same-day delivery on up to 20,000 products, 7 days a week, 364 days a year

* Roll out follows successful trial in the Meridian area and has led to the creation of nearly 3,300 driver jobs, of which up to 1,000 are currently being recruited for the upcoming Christmas period

*Fast Track Collection service launches across 800 UK stores offering free pick-up for online orders in as little as 60 seconds

* Services continue the retailer’s market-leading innovation and comes as part of its five year transformation which began in 2012 and has seen the opening of over 100 digital stores

* Game changing milestone comes 15 years after the retailer became the first in the UK to offer an online click and collect option

Learn more about the service here.

Source : Argos Press Release

07 October 2015

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