Argos and Google have recently formed a partnership to introduce a voice shop service for the UK-based retailer. This partnership makes Argos the first UK-based brand to offer this service and allows users to select from up to 20,000 products from the Argos catalog. The Argos voice shop will also help users identify the nearest store on both Google Home speakers or Google Assistant on smartphones.
Unlike other voice assisted retail offerings, Argos' voice shop doesn't deliver items to a user after they make an order. Instead, Argos' voice shop reserves the requested item at the nearest store and will give the user two days to collect and pay for their order. By requiring users to physically pick-up their items, Argos is ensuring the survival of its brick and mortar locations.
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