Argos Fast Track (Same Day Delivery / 7 Days A Week) For Only £3.95
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Argos Fast Track (Same Day Delivery / 7 Days A Week) For Only £3.95

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Found 8th Oct 2015
I think this is great news, and also given that Argos' delivery service was already set to around £3.95 Its a fantastic service for the money, you can now order from Argos up to 6pm at night and receive same day delivery up to 10pm.

The new scheme has provided 3,300 new jobs for people as Argos have chosen to employ their own staff as opposed to take on a specific courier company.

The offer is valid over 20,000 product lines and also includes 60 second C&C!

They are also trialling a one hour delivery service in London which is set a little higher at £6.99.
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used this for the first time on Sunday, ordered at 5.30PM and the item was with me at 7PM, couldn't fault the service.
Love it, can't wait to see all major retailers offering this. It's more economical in terms of carbon footprint for one driver to handle many deliveries than for many people to travel for personal shopping. The spare time people save they can use for leisure or teaching their kids or other worthwhile pursuit. It's the future of shopping, people all need to get on board. Everyone benefits. Problem now is that we need safe boxes at homes for deliveries to be dropped off. Having to be at home to receive a box in this age of technology is absurd.

I cringe when I hear someone say they're popping into town to pick something up. Read: I'm going to move a 2 tonne lump of metal while pumping carbon into the air because I can't wait for a 'insert sugar laced food product or other non-essential item'.
Really good. Considering some retailers charge nearly this for click and collect!! Good to see Argos are still relevant to the high street, I was worried that they would go the way of Woolworths with Amazon dominating their marketplace.
excellent just had my delivery couldn't fault them, arrived earlier than expected and very polite, ordered 5 items still only £3.95 delivery for the lot
Any postcode/geographic restrictions on this.
gazw

Any postcode/geographic restrictions on this.


I guess it's only going to be non-heavy items that are in stock at your local store.
As far as I can tell, there aren't really any geographic restrictions. I had an item ordered and delivered yesterday in NI. I also checked some postal codes in Scottish highlands, and they all offered one day delivery. Looks like as long as you have an Argos store reasonable close by you will have the option for same day delivery. Main exclusion, as Hitcher mentions, is on the size of the item, which is detailed and clearly marked on the website. Very happy with the service!
Edited by: "kvaruni" 8th Oct 2015
Love the initiative they have taken here. Not sure how it will be in the run up to Xmas though if you can have multiple items delivered same day for one fee. Everyone will be ordering.
I don't get it, are people really so disorganised and impatient that they must have stuff from Argos the same day? Sure on rare occasions you might be stuck when your kettle blows up or something, but I think I can really wait until the next day for a cuddly toy and a box of lego.
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure I read on another Huk deal concerning an Argos laptop that purchasing via their fast track service means that you can return it if your not happy. Laptops are exempt from their usual 30 day returns policy if purchased in store. something to do with being covered under the Consumer Rights Act?
Going_Digital

I don't get it, are people really so disorganised and impatient that they … I don't get it, are people really so disorganised and impatient that they must have stuff from Argos the same day? Sure on rare occasions you might be stuck when your kettle blows up or something, but I think I can really wait until the next day for a cuddly toy and a box of lego.



I don't either,it's rare if I pay postage for anything I'm too tight X)
ordered a ps4 at 5am and had it at 9am lol...crazy really for £3.95
Edited by: "viperdm" 8th Oct 2015
Hmm and here I was thinking that it wouldn't be long before Argos is no longer, this will do them wonders imo.
Deal aside. this is quite impressive!
sufc77

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure I read on … I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure I read on another Huk deal concerning an Argos laptop that purchasing via their fast track service means that you can return it if your not happy. Laptops are exempt from their usual 30 day returns policy if purchased in store. something to do with being covered under the Consumer Rights Act?



Cheeky bit of inside information here - Argos scrapped their "exempt from 30 days" policy last year. Providing you have factory reset the laptop and it is in *pristine* condition (no smudges, dirt marks on screen etc) and you have *all* the packaging, you can return it. It has to be able to be stuck back in the box and resold as new or they wont take it back. The only things still exempt are consumable items like ink cartridges, piercing jewellery and hygiene related products which usually come sealed.

On the Fastrack Delivery side of things, the logistics behind it is pretty fantastic. Basically the big stores were designated 'Hubs' and given a fleet of vans and a team of drivers. They get the biggest deliveries from the distribution centres, and when you reserve an item at a smaller 'spoke' store it's added to a transfer list and sent out either in the morning or the afternoon drop depending on the time it was ordered. That's been live for the last two christmases, and seems to scale pretty well. With the Fasttrack delivery they beefed up the process - added more vans, a dedicated team, more delivery slots and home addresses to the van drops. Will be interesting to see how it scales closer to christmas when everyone realises how good it is. I've seen people order 50+ items in one go when 3 for 2 is on.
I'm a tight wad and hardly ever pay for delivery and not that impatient .Can walk or get the bus instead of using the car if not to big or heavy.
Used this service yesterday ordered a few things about 12pm was delivered between 2&3pm cracking service even got texts , emails and a phone call before he came
morrig

I'm a tight wad and hardly ever pay for delivery and not that impatient … I'm a tight wad and hardly ever pay for delivery and not that impatient .Can walk or get the bus instead of using the car if not to big or heavy.



All day ticket in my area is £4-odd so this is cheaper than getting the bus into town to pick it up. Reckon it will be hugely successful.
Chrissybh0y

Used this service yesterday ordered a few things about 12pm was delivered … Used this service yesterday ordered a few things about 12pm was delivered between 2&3pm cracking service even got texts , emails and a phone call before he came



If you don't mind me asking,what prompted you to pay for delivery ?

The new scheme has provided 3,300 new jobs for people as Argos have … The new scheme has provided 3,300 new jobs for people as Argos have chosen to employ their own staff as opposed to take on a specific courier company.



They must be confident
Used it on Sunday.
One of the the Amiibos I had Reserved for collection could not be found, as the storage location codes were being updated.
The Manager offered to have it delivered for free on the same day. Ordered 13:45, arrived 20:00, I just missed the 14:00-18:00 delivery window
I would not use it for small items but will for larger items, cheaper than the cost of driving/parking.
I'm impressed by this myself ...
I doubt this will apply here in Cornwall. They will probably think it's sorcery!
Amazon... meet Argos, who already have a distributed network of warehousing throughout the UK. What ya gonna do with all them drones now?

Great to see healthy competition. And as pointed out, cheaper than most city centre car parking. Hot!!!!
Great idea but surely they can't afford to run it at £3.95, seems like introductory pricing.
am i missing something ? where is the deal this is the standard price ...
I live in the middle of no-where.
To me, this let's me save time driving into the nearby town (10 miles each way) and the associated carbon output, fuel cost to me etc...
Brilliant service, as well as saving fuel, carbon and time.

oh, and let's not forget this is a British company ( I think!) and pays tax... Amazon, take note...
wozkeo

am i missing something ? where is the deal this is the standard price ...



Not for same day delivery.
Edited by: "Domthedonkey" 8th Oct 2015
Magnets

Great idea but surely they can't afford to run it at £3.95, seems like … Great idea but surely they can't afford to run it at £3.95, seems like introductory pricing.


It's a sale they might not have made otherwise, and the driver will be out delivering 100 packages a day...
deb8z

Not for same delivery.


it is i used it on monday
That's how they are saving on bags charges. by delivering
I ordered Rock Band 4 at 9am on launch day from Argos as it was listed as available for same day delivery. Heard nothing all day, called them mid afternoon and was told to wait for a call, so I did. Got to 7pm, nothing still, called them, was in a queue for 40 mins, eventually told they didn't have it.... cancelled order. Thanks Argos, won't be ordering online for delivery from you again.
Vanderlust

Love it, can't wait to see all major retailers offering this. It's more … Love it, can't wait to see all major retailers offering this. It's more economical in terms of carbon footprint for one driver to handle many deliveries than for many people to travel for personal shopping. The spare time people save they can use for leisure or teaching their kids or other worthwhile pursuit. It's the future of shopping, people all need to get on board. Everyone benefits. Problem now is that we need safe boxes at homes for deliveries to be dropped off. Having to be at home to receive a box in this age of technology is absurd. I cringe when I hear someone say they're popping into town to pick something up. Read: I'm going to move a 2 tonne lump of metal while pumping carbon into the air because I can't wait for a 'insert sugar laced food product or other non-essential item'.



I feel bad now for having popped to the post office.
wozkeo

am i missing something ? where is the deal this is the standard price ...



It started on Wednesday.

theguardian.com/bus…-uk
Ordered same day item about a week a go was to be delivered late at night, saw it had dispatched etc, but nothing arrived, before the delivery window closed got 2 emails first saying we couldn't deliver (no explanation) and to contact them on the phone not email and the office was closed so would have to ring the next day in office hours. The second email received seconds later said we have cancelled you order (no explanation) and we are processing the refund. No money returned as of yet? Very confusing? p.s this is Cornwall 'trollipops'
Edited by: "potatokid" 8th Oct 2015
Teezer

I feel bad now for having popped to the post office.



Hermes collect for 2.90 and a post box can take anything between 2.5 to 3inches thick depending on area. Becoming increasingly competitive and efficient this market too.

Post offices are another inefficient relic.
Magnets

Great idea but surely they can't afford to run it at £3.95, seems like … Great idea but surely they can't afford to run it at £3.95, seems like introductory pricing.


Your right, it is an introductory price, rumour is its going down to £2 pretty soon and maybe free after that...
Similar to what Amazon are doing with their Prime Now. Good stuff. Finally retailers are now improving their delivery services.
Ryz0r

Cheeky bit of inside information here - Argos scrapped their "exempt from … Cheeky bit of inside information here - Argos scrapped their "exempt from 30 days" policy last year. Providing you have factory reset the laptop and it is in *pristine* condition (no smudges, dirt marks on screen etc) and you have *all* the packaging, you can return it. It has to be able to be stuck back in the box and resold as new or they wont take it back. The only things still exempt are consumable items like ink cartridges, piercing jewellery and hygiene related products which usually come sealed.On the Fastrack Delivery side of things, the logistics behind it is pretty fantastic. Basically the big stores were designated 'Hubs' and given a fleet of vans and a team of drivers. They get the biggest deliveries from the distribution centres, and when you reserve an item at a smaller 'spoke' store it's added to a transfer list and sent out either in the morning or the afternoon drop depending on the time it was ordered. That's been live for the last two christmases, and seems to scale pretty well. With the Fasttrack delivery they beefed up the process - added more vans, a dedicated team, more delivery slots and home addresses to the van drops. Will be interesting to see how it scales closer to christmas when everyone realises how good it is. I've seen people order 50+ items in one go when 3 for 2 is on.



A reset does not wipe the hard drive - it just resets the driver headers (sometimes it does not even do that), the data is still there and easily accessible.
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