Scottish islands get home delivery boost from Argos

Residents on Scottish islands have been given a boost after Argos increased its delivery service to the area, meaning 98 per cent of Scottish islands’ residents can now get large items delivered to their homes.

Stromness village in the Orkney islands
Stromness village in the Orkney islands

The trial will bring Argos deliveries to 41,000 more homes and another 56 islands, including Shetland, Orkney, the Inner Hebrides and the Western Isles. Delivery and collection prices will match those available in the rest of the UK and customers can book a specific delivery date for the first time.

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The trial steps up Argos’s existing home delivery service for smaller items on the islands and large items to the Isle of Skye.

Laurence Garnett, Head of Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy at Sainsbury’s said: “Argos is committed to delivering convenience and flexibility for customers alongside outstanding choice and value. It’s our mission to make their lives easier and this trial will mean that whether shoppers are in Shetland or the Western Isles, they can choose from around 20,000 products and get them delivered quickly and conveniently. We’ll be listening closely to customer and colleague feedback over the next few months.”

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