Will you be doing more click-and-collect this year? Or will you be ordering your items and have them delivered straight to your door? According to some retailers it seems that we will be picking up our items rather than having them delivered.
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With Christmas well on it’s way, it seems that some of the big retailers are predicting that click-and-collect will out perform home deliveries this Christmas. Retailer Argos has tied up with auction giant eBay to offer the pick up in store service in over 650 stores.
By the end of the year around 65,000 eBay sellers are expected to offer items for collection at Argos with this expecting to increase to 80,000 in 2015.
Tanya Lawler, the UK vice-president of eBay, said: “Retail has changed and shoppers are in the driving seat like never before. They want to shop any time, anywhere, on any device, and British shoppers love to click and collect.”
The announcement comes as retailers try to capitalise on the trend in time for the Christmas shopping rush. Amazon has also announced plans to trial online shopping pick up lockers in two London Underground car parks this month, joining Asda who has established in six tube station car parks last year, as well as Tesco and Waitrose and parcel locker company InPost.
Amazon has put in collection lockers in Co-Op and other stores, while John Lewis are working with Collect+ to allow pick up and return items bought online at more than 5,000 independent retailers.
Will you be favouring click-and-collect, or will you be having your items delivered to your door? Comment below and let us know.