Argos teams up with Ebay for collection service

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CATALOGUE store Argos has teamed up with Ebay to offer a collection service for the auction website’s customers.

The trial initiative, expected to last six months, will let shoppers buy products from “at least” 50 selected Ebay merchants and pick them up at around 150 Argos stores throughout the UK.

Argos managing director John Walden said: “With the continuing growth of online shopping, customers increasingly expect faster, cheaper and more convenient fulfilment of their orders.”

Walden has been tipped as a front-runner to replace Terry Duddy, chief executive of parent company Home Retail Group, who said earlier this month that he would step down by its next annual meeting on 2 July.

Ebay launched its British site in 1999 and has more than 18 million active users in the UK.