Revamped store opens ‘paperless’ age
THEY once revolutionised retail therapy for shoppers of a certain vintage, but Argos’ traditional laminated catalogues, paper slips and pencils have been consigned to the history books.
The ‘paperless’, fully WiFi-enabled Accrington store’s contemporary look sees tables of tablets allowing customers to browse for products, videos, photography and customer reviews online.
The Blackburn Road store has undergone a major transformation - with Accrington being one of the first five stores in the country to be refurbished as part of the current investment strategy, plus 15 new local jobs have been created for Peak.
The move comes after Sainsbury’s acquired Home Retail Group, which owns Argos.
Customers can also benefit from new services such as the ability to browse and pay for goods online at home or on the move for collection from a Fast Track collection point.
There will also be an eBay collection point so buyers can collect their eBay purchases.
Store manager Cathy Smith said: “Argos has been part of this community for 22 years, and we are really thrilled that Accrington has been chosen as one of the latest stores to be rebranded.”
The newly refurbished store was relaunched on Friday, October 13, with the ribbon cut by Carol Morton, who is the longest serving staff member working at the Accrington branch.
Argos in Accrington has gone paperless