An Argos digital store opened yesterday (Wednesday August 24) inside the Sainsbury’s supermarket on London Road in Stoke- on-Trent.
The new shop has created 20 local jobs and follows the success of the 10 Argos digital stores opened within Sainsbury’s supermarkets during 2015.
These smaller format Argo stores offer the most popular products that customers want for immediate pick-up. Some 20,000 products are available for store collection within a few hours, ranging from toys to tablets to tables.
Peter Jones, manager of the Sainsbury’s store, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome the Argos team to our store, and we’re looking forward to feedback from customers about the increased range and offer.
“It’s a great, complementary product offer and provides the convenience that our customers are looking for. We’re also enjoying getting to know the Argos team and welcoming them into store as we work together to serve customers.”
Argos store manager Steve Rowlands added: “Over the last few weeks, passers-by have been trying to get a sneak peek of the store, and they’ve all said ‘wow’. It’s a really convenient addition for local shoppers and will allow them to have access to an extended range of non-food items.”
The new store is 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 80% of customers will visit one of Argos’ 842 stores to pick up their goods.