eBay has launched its Click & Collect at Argos service in Leeds, promising greater choice and freedom for users.
Shoppers can now buy items from more than 65,000 eBay sellers and choose to have them delivered to one of Argos’ 650 stores nationally, to be collected at a convenient time within seven days.
Tanya Lawler, vice president of eBay in the UK, said the site is “excited” about bringing the service to the city.
“[It] gives Leeds shoppers the flexibility to shop how and when they want while still being able to enjoy the convenience of their local high street,” she said.
The popularity of collection services for online shopping is rising, with eBay estimating that the value of Click & Collect will rise by 50 per cent to £5.3bn in the coming year.
Insight from the online auction site found that more than half (52 per cent) of shoppers surveyed in Leeds would look to use similar services to order their Christmas presents.
It also found half of shoppers (48 per cent) were likely to buy additional items from the shops collection points are based in.
The service was launched at Argos’ The Headrow store, in conjunction with local charity St Gemma’s Hospice. The charity is currently fundraising through a Secret Art Auction on eBay.
It is one of 600,000 live charity listings on the site. The auctions have raised a total of £72m.