EBay expands omnichannel fulfillment partnership with U.K. chain Argos
San Jose, Calif. – EBay and U.K. general merchandise retailer Argos have entered an agreement to extend their offering of Click & Collect services via Argos stores. This extension will enable shoppers to select products from a much wider range of EBay sellers for collection from about 650 Argos stores.
Buyers choose “Click and Collect at Argos” as the delivery option in their Bay checkout and select their most convenient Argos store. Buyers receive a message when their item is ready for collection in their selected Argos store and proceed to a dedicated collection point in the store. Eligible sellers will be enrolled in the service and need to prepare orders for despatch as normal with EBay’s technology taking care of the rest.
The Click & Collect partnership commenced in September 2013 with 50 Bay sellers offering a selected range of products for collection in 150 Argos stores. It is anticipated that by the end of 2014 around 65,000 eBay sellers will offer items for collection at Argos, rising to around 80,000 in 2015. Argos will make the Click & Collect service available in about 650 of its stores.
SnapUp launches iPhone shopping list app
San Francisco – SnapUp is launching a free iPhone app that lets users take a screenshot of the item they’re shopping for and then have the product tracked on any retailer’s mobile app or website and compiled in one place. With access to the iPhone’s camera roll, SnapUp recognizes and transforms the screenshots taken, then adds those items to the user’s SnapUp account.
From there, consumers can use SnapUp to keep track of their items as well as create and share lists. SnapUp has also built a smart technology that alerts consumers when prices drop on their items.
In addition, swipe motions let users organize their snaps into customized dynamic lists so they can categorize and manage items. Users can then click a “Buy” button when the see an item available at a desired price.
Ross Dress for Less opens three Indiana stores July 19
Dublin, Calif. – Ross Dress for Less will open three new stores in Indiana on July 19. The stores include Waterford Park South Shopping Center in Clarksville, Shops on Main in Schererville, and Erskine Village in South Bend.
These new openings are part of the retailer’s 2014 expansion program, totaling approximately 75 new locations during the year.