High street retailer Argos has launched a pop-up store in The Centre:MK: the biggest shopping centre in the Buckinghamshire city of Milton Keynes.
The 400sq ft unit will be situated at the heart of the centre for 12 weeks, with six million shoppers anticipated during this time. Argos’ lease on the space runs until January 15 2017.
At the pop-up, customers can order products (which will be supplied from local Argos stores), continue with their shopping, and then return to pick the items up within as little as an hour.
Alternatively if they have limited time or the goods are too heavy to carry, the products can be delivered to the customer’s home or work address, using Argos’ Fast Track delivery service.
Argos director of retail and customer operations Steve Carson said: “As a leading local employer and digital retailer, we wanted to give something back to the city and its shoppers. By combining hourly drop-offs of products from our Milton Keynes stores and online collection point functionality, this pioneering concept will enable us to be even more convenient, helping put a smile on the faces of our customers in the run up to Christmas.”
Kevin Duffy, centre director at The Centre:MK, added: “We are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s most popular high street retailers to The Centre:MK. The Argos pop-up is a fantastic addition to The Centre:MK’s already strong and diverse retail offer.The combination of innovation, convenience and the Argos brand is sure to be a hit with our visitors, particularly during our peak Christmas trading season.”