New Argos ordering terminals are being installed in Sainsbury’s in Stanway, Colchester allowing ordering direct to store within the hour.
The tablet style terminals and collection desk are being installed inside the superstore near the escalators to the cafe and upper level.
An installation engineer said: “We are in the final moments of testing the system ready to go live. Customers will be able to order and collect their Argos orders here in-store.”
A collection desk will receive orders from the local Argos in Tollgate allowing customers to order and collect their items within the hour.
In April 2016, Home Retail Group which owns Argos was purchased by Sainsbury’s in a deal said to be worth £1.4bn.
The supermarket said the deal to buy Home Retail Group would create a “multi-product, multi-channel” retailer.
Sainsbury’s will be paid a combination of shares and cash, with Home Retail shareholders holding 12% of the combined business.
Argos offers over 18,000 products in its catalogue with an additional 7,000 items for online purchase.