eBay and Argos team up for next day deliveries
eBay have signed up for an exclusive partnership with Argos. Together, they'll offer more than the existing click and collect arrangement that eBay have with Argos stores - now, there's going to be the first eBay parcel drop-off service at Argos, for next day home delivery.
Amazon will have noticed this and will no doubt be annoyed.
So what's the craic? Well, as ever, there'll be eBay Click & Collect at Argos, which launched in 2014. Now, there's the eBay Drop-Off at Argos, which will roll out across hundreds of stores, offering tracked next day or two day services.
There's three weight bands, and all you have to do as a seller, is box up your sale, and drop them off at Argos who will take care of the rest. What are the prices? Well, it'll cost you £3.80 for a parcel up to 2kg tracked (24-48 hour delivery), £6.23 up to 5kg with 24 hour delivery, and £8.22 for packages up to 20kg, with 24 hour delivery.
This is the latest in a raft of innovations from Argos, who are having a strong 2015. They've launched the trade-in service for unwanted items, they've also offered their own same-day delivery services too. There's new digital stores and concessions in supermarkets too. They're really going for it this year, and we can only applaud that.