Argos has seen same-day deliveries rise year-on-year as it extends its premium offering across the country.
The retailer’s parent company Sainsbury’s revealed in its full year results that sales using the Fast Track home delivery service had risen 13%. The company can now deliver to 90% of UK postcodes within four hours, it said.
Meanwhile, demand for the click and collect option had risen 10%, with 85% of customers who ordered online choosing to collect from one of Argos’s 1200 physical locations. These include Sainsbury’s supermarkets, which the grocer said helped drive supermarket sales up 1%.
Argos can now deliver its full range the same day to more than 50% of the country, with four-hour delivery available for over 20,000 products. This comes after it opened a new regional fulfilment centre in Croydon last year.
Argos uses a hub and spoke model for delivery, in which some larger stores serve as warehouses and others support them. Around 60% of Argos sales start online, exceeding £3 billion in the year.
The retailer was one of the top performers for delivery over peak, fulfilling orders in a day compared to the average of five days, according to a study that was released in December.