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List of shops open for click and collect including Argos, Currys PC World and Matalan

List of shops open for click and collect including Argos, Currys PC World and Matalan

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CLICK and collect shopping could be banned if lockdown measures are extended to encourage Brits to stay at home.

Ministers are reported to be considering extending lockdown rules to stop all non-essential shops from offering the service, such as clothes and cafes.

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Argos shoppers can still choose to click and collect orders during lockdown

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Argos shoppers can still choose to click and collect orders during lockdownCredit: Alamy

Only supermarkets would be allowed to offer the service to reduced queues for groceries in stores.

Under the current lockdown rules in England, stores, cafes and pubs can continue to allow customers to pick up online orders from branches.

But officials are said to be concerned with the long queues of customers waiting to collect goods and fast food.

John Lewis today said it will be temporarily suspending the service, although customers can still pick up goods ordered through the retailer from Waitrose stores.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s stopped customers from collecting orders in branches last week.

While the rules have not changed, we take a look at the retailers who are continuing to offer click and collect services and how much they cost.

Which non-essential retailers are offering click and collect?

Argos

Standalone stores across England are closed during the third national lockdown but you can still click and collect.

Customers aren’t allowed to enter stores – staff will instead take your order number at the door and bring your item to you.

As shops are closed, you can’t go inside to make a purchase so you’ll need to make sure you’ve already placed an order before you arrive at the shop.

List of businesses that must close

THE government has confirmed the below list of businesses that must shut during the third national lockdown in England.

  • Non-essential retailers, such as clothing and homeware stores
  • Vehicle showrooms, other than for rental
  • Betting shops
  • Tailors
  • Tobacco and vape shops
  • Electronic goods and mobile phone shops
  • Auction houses, except for auctions of livestock and agricultural equipment
  • Market stalls selling non-essential goods
  • Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants except for takeaway and delivery
  • Hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites, except for specific circumstances
  • Leisure centres and gyms
  • Swimming pools, sports courts, fitness and dance studios, riding arenas at riding centres, climbing walls, and golf courses
  • Theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries
  • Casinos, amusement arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys
  • Skating rinks, go-karting venues, indoor play and soft play centres and areas
  • Circuses, fairgrounds, funfairs, water parks and theme parks
  • Zoos, safari parks, and aquariums
  • Indoor attractions at venues such as botanical or other gardens, biomes or greenhouses
  • Hairdressers, barbers and nail salons
  • Tattoo and piercing shops
  • Beauty and tanning salons
  • Nightclubs and adult entertainment venues
  • Community centres and halls apart from a few exceptions

You must also wait for a text to tell you your item is ready for collection.

The retailer offers a free click and collect service, or you can pay £3.95 for home delivery.

Currys PC World

Currys PC World stores are shut for browsing but you can order online and pick up from your nearest store.

If you arrive by car, a Currys staff member will simply put the item in your boot.Alternatively, you can select the walk-up option instead.

Online shoppers can get both click and collect and standard delivery for free.

Curryc PC World is still offering the click and collect service

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Curryc PC World is still offering the click and collect service Credit: PA:Press Association/PA Images

Disney

The Disney store offers a click and collect service if you’re keen to order something online for your young ones.

It’s cheaper than standard delivery, which will set you back £3.95.

Click and collect meanwhile costs £2.95.

John Lewis

John Lewis has temporarily suspended its click and collect service from its department stores.

Orders placed online after the close of businesses today (January 12) will only be available for home delivery.

Shoppers will still be able to order goods online to be collected from a designated Waitrose store.

It’s free as long as you spend more than £30. Orders that cost less are subject to a £2 fee.

Alternatively, its home delivery service is still running, which costs from £3.50 for orders below £50 or it’s free if you spend more.

Matalan stores are open for click and collect during England's lockdown

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Matalan stores are open for click and collect during England’s lockdown Credit: Alamy

Matalan

Matalan is still offering its free click and collect service during the national lockdown, apart from in Northern Ireland.

Alternatively, you can order for standard home delivery for £3.95.

Just keep in mind deliveries may take up to ten days, unless if it’s only sale items, which may delay the delivery for up to 21 days.

Next

Fashion and homeware store Next is continuing to offer click and collect at stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

Unfortunately, stores in Northern Ireland remain fully closed.

Click and collect is free and the retailers aims to process your order within an hour.

You’ll need to wait for the stores to send you a text to say your order is ready before heading out.

Smyths Toys

Click and collect is free at Smyths Toys, while standard shipping costs £4.99 for orders under £10 and £2.99 for orders between £10 and £19.

If you spend more than £19, you’ll get it delivered for free.

Sports Direct

Sports Direct is continuing to offer click and collect during lockdown but it charges a hefty £4.99.

Sports Direct charges £4.99 for click and collect - the same as it does for home delivery

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Sports Direct charges £4.99 for click and collect – the same as it does for home delivery Credit: Alamy

The retailer charges the same for standard delivery to your doorstep, which may be a preferable option for those who can wait for their order.

TK Maxx

TK Maxx is only offering click and collect service from a handful of stores so you’ll need to check your local before placing your order.

If available, the click and collect option costs £1.99, or it’s free if you spend over £50.

Meanwhile, standard home delivery sets you back £3.99 for any orders below £75. If you spend more, it’s free.

Supermarket home deliveries

HERE’S what other supermarkets charge for their home delivery services.

  • Asda delivery charges range between £3 and £5.50. There’s a £40 minimum spend on home delivery orders and a £25 minimum spend for click and collect.
  • Iceland offers free home delivery, but you have to spend a minimum of £35 to place an order.
  • Morrisons delivery slots cost between £1.70 and £6.90. There’s a £40 minimum spend on home deliveries.
  • Waitrose doesn’t charge for delivery, but you need to spend a minimum of £60.
  • Sainsbury’s charges between 50p and £7 for delivery. There’s a £25 minimum spend.
  • Tesco charges £4.50 for all delivery slots. There’s a £25 minimum spend.
  • Ocado orders less than £75 cost between £2.99 and £6.99. More expensive orders are free.

What about supermarkets?

Supermarkets will be allowed to continue to offer click and collect services throughout lockdown.

Asda offers free click and collect and can prepare orders for collection by the following day.

There’s a minimum spend of £25. Smaller orders are subject to a £4 charge.

There’s a £40 minimum spend for free click and collect at Sainsbury’s otherwise yo’ul have to pay £4.

Tesco click and collect costs £1.50 for orders £25 or over, otherwise there’s a £4 fee.

It’s free to click and collect your shopping at Morrisons too and it has recently increased the number of stores offering the service.

Discounters Aldi and Lidl do not offer click and collect.

Can I do click and collect at hardware stores?

B&Q, Homebase, Screwfix, Toolstation and Wickes have all confirmed to The Sun that they are keeping their stores open during the third lockdown.

But for those who prefer to shop online, you’ll typically still be able to click and collect and get home delivery services.

Wickes, for example, is encouraging customers to use its click and collect and home delivery services where possible.

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This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

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