Argos.co.uk is one of the most popular shopping sites in the world, with most of its customers being in the UK. It is quite different from most other shopping sites – given the fact that it identifies itself as a ‘catalog shopping site.’ This classification of Argos as a catalog shopping site often causes people to wonder how it may be different from other shopping websites, and how exactly it works. These are the questions we will be trying to find answers to, as we explore the workings of Argos catalog shopping site.
As it turns, the procedure involved in shopping at Argos.co.uk is not very difficult from the shopping process at most other online stores. It always starts with registration at Argos.co.uk, after which you get an account through which you can transact with Argos. Shopping at Argos.co.uk is still a question of browsing the website, to get to the ‘department’ that sells what you are looking for. It is still a question of browsing through the relevant department, to come to the section that sells the product you are searching for. This is still the way things work even in major brick and mortar stores; where wares are departmentalized, and the departments divided into ‘sections’ to make it easier for shoppers to browse. Having gotten to the relevant section, shopping at Argos is still a question of browsing through the products on offer there, to get to get the brand you want. This then, you are supposed to drag into the shopping cart, before checking out.
It is after the point of checking out that difference between Argos and most other shopping sites manifests. For while most other sites will automatically ship the stuff to you, Argos also gives you the choice of going ahead to (personally) pick the stuff you bought at one of its locations, if you so wish. This way, you can get to save yourself shipping/delivery costs.
As a catalog merchant, Argos is the owner of many of the brands it sells. This makes is quite different from most other online vendors, who typically don’t own the brands of the products they sell. We have to be clear, though, that Argos.co.uk is not the owner of all brands it sells: just some.
Being a catalog merchant means that Argos endeavors to have, in its inventory, truly notable products, sold at truly notable prices. This makes it the ideal place to shop when you are on a tight budget, or when you are in search of ‘hard-to-find’ products.