Argos opens two new regional fulfilment centres

Argos has opened two new regional fulfilment centres (RFCs) in Birmingham and Reading.

Each RFC is 100,000sq ft, increasing Argos’s total RFC space to 250,000sq ft.

RFCs process orders across the UK for Fast Track same-day or next-day delivery to customers’ homes or Fast Track Click & Collect from stores. They complement Argos’s seven distribution centres and hub store network. Argos said its Fast Track offer has become ‘hugely popular,’ with delivery sales up 31% and collection sales up 57%.

Argos ceo John Rogers commented: “Our new sites increase our Fast Track capacity across the UK significantly, which means we can get more products to more customers more quickly. Six million more households now have access to an increased range of 35,000 products, delivered to a location of their choice within 24 hours.

“This is great timing for customers, with Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner. We expect the two new sites to process more than a million items in time for Christmas.”

Argos has created 100 full- and part-time jobs at each RFC, increasing to around 200 seasonal jobs at each location in the run-up to the peak trading seasons of Black Friday and Christmas.

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