Sainsbury’s will launch its Tu clothing range for men, women and children at Argos stores next month.
From 25 April customers will be able to order clothing items online up until 2pm for next day home delivery or free click and collect from 1,100 Sainsbury’s and Argos stores across the country. There will be no minimum order size, and returns will be free at any Argos and Sainsbury’s location.
Tu contributes just shy of £1bn of annual sales to Sainsbury’s and by offering customers the convenience to buy and collect the full ranges at Argos, Sainsbury’s aims to accelerate its clothing growth and give customers more reasons to shop at its stores.
Argos has the third most visited retail website in the UK, with 60% of its sales originating online. It has developed a “new look and feel” for online customers browsing the Tu range tailored to the fashion experience, including immediate information on item availability.
The 200th Argos store within a Sainsbury’s supermarket opened today. The store in Pimlico, London, will have 14,000 products available on site, and customers will also have access to around 50,000 products online. If they order before 1pm, they can collect by 4pm the same day.
The retailer aims to open 250 Argos stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets by March 2019.
“We know customers are increasingly shopping for clothes online and that they love the convenience of being able to collect from a store. This is a major milestone for us,” said Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe. “We hope Argos customers embrace the Tu range in the way that Sainsbury’s customers have over the past ten years.”