eBay & Argos Celebrate 10 Millionth Click & Collect Order
eBay and Argos celebrate the collection of 10 million items through their successful Click & Collect programme. Heading into the festive season there are now 1,000 collection points across the UK, where eBay shoppers can collect at Argos and Sainsbury’s locations. This means that over 95% of the British population are now only 10 miles away from an eBay collection point.
As consumer shopping begins to ramp up for Christmas, there will be around 70 million items available to buy and pick up through Click & Collect on eBay.co.uk – bringing further choice and convenience to the gifting season.
Since its inception as a pilot in late 2013 the partnership has grown to become an increasingly popular delivery option for shoppers. The programme has enabled over 200,000 businesses trading on eBay to offer a physical collection point.
Jay Bassi of ‘Color Pro’, an eBay small business shop owner, said his business had benefitted from offering Click & Collect, and the phenomenon is growing:
‘It’s great to know that our products are available to customers through Click & Collect. It gives us that extra reach and puts our stock front and centre when shoppers are looking to buy.’
‘Click & Collect is a growing area for us – it opens up the freedom for customers to choose, without any missed deliveries.’
Mike Pitt, Shipping Director, eBay, said:
‘The Click & Collect partnership brings together power houses from the worlds of retail and technology providing further choice and convenience for eBay’s millions of British shoppers.’
‘It’s no surprise that we’ve reached the 10 million milestone. Click & Collect continues to go from strength to strength, embraced by buyers and sellers alike.’
Steve Carson, Director of Retail and Customer Operations for Argos said:
‘Argos invented Click & Collect in the UK as early as 2003 but early digital pioneers could not have foreseen the revolution in shopping that is taking place today. The ability for customers to get their purchases quickly, easily and locally remains a key battleground and I am proud that Argos stores have become the pick up point for over 10 million eBay purchases. Our friendly colleagues, now also in Sainsbury’s stores, look forward to welcoming millions more.’
Following the recent acquisition of Home Retail Group plc, the 1,000 Click & Collect locations for eBay customers include 200 new digital collection points at Sainsbury’s locations across the UK.