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Argos Renewed Digital Store @ Old Street


アーゴス新店舗での買い物は、より簡単&迅速に。まず、商品説明ビデオや消費者のレビュー等が見られるアプリケーションを搭載したiPad、または店内の無料WiFiを使って自分のスマホやタブレットで商品を選ぶ。以前はレジで代金を払った後、味気ない待ち合いスペースでかなり待たされて商品を受け取らなければならなかったけれど、今は商品が用意されると、注文時に自分でインプットした合言葉が呼ばれるので、カウンターで代金支払い・商品受け取りが同時に出来る。また、前もってオンライン、または店内でスマホやタブレットで注文・支払いを済ましておけば、60秒以内に注文品が受け取れるFast Track collection serviceも導入された。



UK’s catalog retail giant, Argos, transformed their analogue style and dull shop space and opened its first of six digital concept stores on Nov 26 near Old Street station. No more laminated catalogues, small pencils and paper slips, and toy-like stock checker machines (see my post for old system) – all are replaced by iPads.

How to shop at new Argos is easier and quicker. Customers use iPads with  applications such as product videos and customer reviews, or personal mobile devices via free in-store WiFi. The collection counter and annoying waiting system has gone as well. Previously, after paid at the cashier, you had to sit down and wait quite some time in a waiting space like a doctor’s office, facing the same way  to the collection counter. Now instead, after ordering via an iPad kiosk and choosing a memorable word to distinguish your order, then till staff use that word to call up the order, allowing shoppers to pay for goods and receive them at the same time. Customers purchasing goods online or via mobile devices can enjoy a new Fast Track collection service, so you can get your purchase within a matter of 60 seconds since you walk in the store, Argos claims.

Now the store looks more high-tech and clean. No pencils or paper slips on the floor. I went to shop at the new store for the first time and was a bit confused, but friendly staffs always offered a helping hand. Much better than before, though I still don’t like their (cheap) logo and color combination of red and light blue…
Until December 24, you can get £5 voucher when you spend £40. Good incentive to try their new digital stores.

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