After a tumultuous year, the retail chain is finally getting its consumer-focused pop-up shop in London. The new concept will include everything from pro-Instagram portraits to tips on taking the perfect shelfie. The London store is slated to open in the Sainsbury’s complex by the end of October. Despite some controversy over whether or not to sell its products online, Argos has managed to remain a steadfast and loyal customer.
For the first time ever, Argos Home will be launching its autumn/winter collection in the heart of London, at a pop-up shop on Oxford Street. Located between 14 and 27 September, the shop offers shoppers a chance to browse and buy products before they leave the store. Customers will be able to experience the products for themselves and even take part in creative workshops, from painting plates to dyeing cushions. There will also be workshops on macrame and building terrariums.
As the UK economy continues to suffer from a lack of disposable income, many high street stores are struggling to compete with the online rivals. Squeezed by stagnant wages growth, rising prices, and government austerity measures, Argos has suffered in particular. And it faces stiff competition from supermarket chains, specialist stores, and internet players such as Amazon. In addition, the company faces cyclical and structural pressures from other retailers.
If you have ever been to an Argos London store, you know that you can’t see the products before purchasing them. Instead, you will have to wade through a thick catalogue and pick a product. Once you’ve found what you want, you’ll have to wait for it to come to your doorstep and hand it over to the cashier. Of course, nowadays you can even pay for your purchase online.
Although the Argos catalogue has been around for almost 50 years, the retailer has decided to stop printing them. This is sad news for those who remember browsing through the pages in their childhood and making wish lists. However, there’s good news for Argos fans – the company will continue to publish a Christmas gift guide, so you can buy things that aren’t in the catalogue. Despite the move to stop printing paper catalogues, you can still browse through them online if you prefer.
Argos in Sainsbury’s
With the recent acquisition of Argos, Sainsbury’s has added a high street store in central London. Once known as the laminated book of dreams, Argos had 845 stores across the country. Now, they boast just 100. Despite the recent merger, Sainsbury’s has not made much headway in this new venture. CEO Mike Coupe said that the company wanted to increase its profit margins by diversifying outside its core food business. The merger also aims to attract new customers to both stores.
The company has faced accusations of exploiting the loophole in the UK lockdown by putting Argos inside Sainsbury’s stores. However, the company insists that it is the long term anchor tenant of its stores. In the meantime, customers can still visit Argos stores to buy items they originally bought online. However, Sainsbury’s is committed to ensuring that the stores remain open, as long as they are staffed by people who can speak English.
Argos in Camden High Street
If you’re looking for a bargain, Argos on Camden High Street is the place to go. With over 60,000 products, Argos is one of the largest multi-channel retailers in the UK. With a vast range of products in a range of categories, including electrical, DIY, furniture, and more, Argos is sure to have something you’re looking for. There are nearly 700 stores nationwide, so there’s bound to be one near you.
You can find the Argos branch in Camden at 72-76 Camden High Street in London. Below, you’ll find contact details for this store. If you notice any errors, please contact us by filling out the form provided. We also welcome your critique and rating about this store. Please keep in mind that this shop may be closed on bank holidays. We strive to make our information as accurate as possible, so please use this form to report any errors you find.
Argos’ Click & Collect service
eBay and Argos have signed an agreement to extend Click & Collect services to eBay sellers. eBay sellers can now offer their products for collection from Argos stores in the UK. The partnership between eBay and Argos began in September 2013, with a trial scheme in 150 stores, where shoppers could order items online and collect them from a local Argos store. The trial proved a success, both operationally and in terms of customer response.
The Click & Collect service will be available in more Sainsbury’s convenience stores by the end of the year. The supermarket chain has been in the process of acquiring Argos parent Home Retail Group, and is now extending the service to its stores. By March 2019, the online retailer aims to open at least 250 digital stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets. In the meantime, Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores will have the service, too.