Argos extends home deliveries to more Scottish islands
Argos is expanding its delivery service in the Scottish islands through a new trial that will enable shoppers in some of the remotest areas to get their online purchases delivered directly to their homes.
The retailer said the move means that over 98% of residents on the main Scottish islands can now order large items such as furniture and fridges and have them delivered on a day of their choice.
The pilot scheme has expanded capacity for deliveries to be made to 41,000 more homes and another 56 islands, including Shetland, Orkney, the Inner Hebrides and the Western Isles
Delivery and collection prices will be the same as those in the rest of the UK and customers can to choose and book a specific delivery date for the first time. Delivery drivers will also take products to specific rooms for customers where possible. In addition, the number of products available to order by residents has been increased from 12,500 to around 20,000.
Argos previously offered a home delivery service for smaller items on the islands and large items to the Isle of Skye. The retailer is extending its partnership with Arrow XL for the expanded service.
Laurence Garnett, head of supply chain and logistics strategy at Sainsbury’s, said: “Argos is committed to delivering convenience and flexibility for customers alongside outstanding choice and value. It’s our mission to make their lives easier and this trial will mean that whether shoppers are in Shetland or the Western Isles, they can choose from around 20,000 products and get them delivered quickly and conveniently. We’ll be listening closely to customer and colleague feedback over the next few months.”