Argos is the only dominant catalogue retailer in the entirety of the UK, with a powerful monopoly on the medium in the eyes of the UK public and the UK stock market – it doesn’t even have any imitators, despite its extremely successful business model.Operational across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, the basic premise of an Argos is a large warehouse that can only be entered by staff, in which a huge range of goods are stocked. These goods are all listed along with pictures and brief descriptions in the Argos catalogues, which can be found in the homes of Argos shoppers and in the stores themselves, complete with order numbers which can be used to request the item of your choice.
To buy something from Argos, you go to the “Order” desk, give them the order number from the catalogue, and they’ll get it from the warehouse for you. Your order will then be processed at a separate counter, based on a numbered ticket you have been given, and when the time is right, your number will be shown and you’ll be able to go pick it up. It couldn’t be simpler!
|Department||Contact Number||Opening Hours|
|Customer Services||0843 557 3407||9am-6pm|
|Head Office||0843 557 5044||9am-6pm|
|Card Services||0844 826 8013||9am-6pm|
|Argos Warehouse||0843 557 3407||9am-6pm|
|Complaints||0843 557 5044||9am-6pm|
Argos is a world-class purveyor of goods out of a warehouse, chosen by catalogue either in-store or at home. With Argos, you know that no matter what, you’re going to be looking at their famous catalogue, like a little kid at bedtime trying to piece together their Christmas list.
Argos operates thousands of stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and is known abroad as “Argos” (spelled the same but with a diphthong pronunciation on the second syllable of the word, changing its meaning in a way that resonates more clearly with speakers of Spanish, Catalan and the Basque Tongue).
In all of these stores, the same basic premise is maintained, and it is a premise which has made the franchise one of the most popular stores in the UK, one of the most successful generalist stores in existence, and more importantly, the only warehouse-based catalogue store able to operate on the UK high street. There are no imitators, no pretenders, and no knock-offs. Argos is the real deal. Suffer no pretenders. Accept no substitutes.
Argos sells a phenomenal and huge range of products in a clutch of different possibilities – from furniture and electronics to kid’s toys, TVs, lamps, carpets, fancy dress, stationery and tools, car accessories and gadgets, camping gear, clothing and fitness equipment. Argos really does have it all.
However, the fact that Argos successfully stocks all kinds of goods, including white goods and other excellences, does not mean you are less likely to have to call their customer services department. In fact; you are actually more likely to need to call the Argos customer service number than you are to need to call customer service for a hypothetical catalogue-based warehouse retailer
The Argos head office is located in the traditional Argos heartland of Milton Keynes, on Avery Boulevard. The site of the very first Argos store and warehouse, this unassuming little seaside town boulevard, nestled in the south of picturesque England, is of particular importance to Argos as a company, which, despite its success, is determined not to allow the fame and glory to go to their head and turn them into something they’re not.
Therefore, when they became the UK’s most wildly successful, and, in fact, only, warehouse-based retailer, they didn’t up sticks and move to the Big Smoke of London, where the city never sleeps and the world funnels in confluence into the quintessential melting pot; nor did they move into the Northern Powerhouse, establishing themselves among the bleak fens and jagged peaks of the chilled northern wastes. They did not set to sea to establish themselves in Dublin, the capitol of the particularly corporation-friendly Republic of Ireland, nor did they launch themselves into the sky in a fleet of Hercules warehouse planes to settle the distant continents of the New World. No, not so for Argos. The family values and the connection to home is too important for this company, who set their head office exactly where they’d always been – Milton Keynes, also famous as the home of the UK technical metal act, Heart of a Coward.
If you need to contact the Argos head office, you can do so at any time by calling the number listed on this page. As the Argos customer contact line is connected directly to the Argos customer service department, you’ll be put straight through, and as the Argos customer service department is located within the Argos Head Office, like the yolk in an egg or the smaller dolls inside a Russian Nesting Doll, you will therefore be calling the head office too!
This connection is critical to offering the best customer service; since a fully independent customer service department would have limits to its power on the corporate or capitalist-political scale, resulting in a hard limit to what they can accomplish and what they can do for the customer. For example, if a customer was to call the Argos customer service line with a problem that they could not deal with, they would need to look for a higher authority or someone with more expertise to answer the issue properly – but without the connection to such an expert, the gig would be up and the customer would have to do without. However, since the Argos customer service department is located within the head office, that problem becomes easy to fix – all of Argos’ greatest minds are there, from corporate executives, to legal eagles, to research and development agents, engineers, product managers, marketers and communications gurus, and more!
So your hypothetical problem, if it can’t be solved using the already formidable powers of the Argos customer service line, can be passed up the chain of command until it reaches an expert with specific knowledge of your problem, or an authority figure with enough power to make the decision on your case. A call to the Argos customer service line, if you need to talk to specialists or executives at the head office, is the perfect way to get in touch with them due to this intense and mutually beneficial interconnection, so no matter your issue, there’ll be an expert there to help you with it!
If you need to call the Argos head office for reasons unrelated to customer service, one of the fastest, least stressful and most expedient ways to do so is to call the customer service line anyway, and ask to be transferred to the head office as quickly as possible.
As a customer at Argos, you’ll need to be familiar with their incredible and unique business and retail style to get the most out of your experience. With the versatility of Argos, it would be easy to lose track of yourself while looking through their catalogue, the flickering pages slowly gather speed as you become increasingly immersed in the new world of possibility therein. With a familiarity with how it works, comes a confidence that you can really enjoy in-store!
Argos is a retailer that is connected to its own warehouse, and each one consists of two counters, a number of catalogues, and the warehouse, which is restricted to staff only.
When you enter a store, you’ll immediately notice the bar-style surfaces scattered throughout, each one equipped with a number of Argos catalogues, famous throughout the UK for their ability to transport you to a world of fantasy possessions. They also have a number of small forms which you can use to place an order, and tiny pens which can be used to fill in the forms. These will be instrumental in placing an order, and will be explained shortly.
You then look through the nearest available free catalogue, taking the time to wait for one to become available if the store is busy. The catalogue has an index and is divided into sections by product type, so it is easy to navigate, and even comes with pictures and short descriptions of the product or item in question to make sure you can get a feel for what you’re looking at. Once you’ve found the item you were looking for, you can use its product information – found in the short description of the item – to fill in a small form found on the desks. It is recommended that you use the small machine on the tabletops to check the availability of the items in question and ensure they are in stock before you attempt to buy one! This can be done by following the steps found on the machine itself, using the product information in the catalogue.
With this form filled in – and make sure to double-check that you’ve ordered the right thing! – you can then go up to the tills and submit the form, and pay for your item. Once that’s done, you will be given a ticket by the Argos customer service staff, with a number on it. Screens show the numbers of products that are ready for collection, and there is a small waiting area for those who are waiting to receive an item.
Once your number is shown and called, it means your item has been collected from the warehouse by the trained warehouse staff and their automated collaborators and helpful machinery, and is ready to pick up!
You can then trade your Argos ticket for your Argos product and walk out happy and fulfilled!
If you need to make a complaint to Argos, you can do so by calling the number found on this page. Whatever reason you may have to complain, whether that is a defective product, a pricing dispute, or a bad experience in-store, the Argos customer service contact line are experts in its satisfactory resolution. With the power to affect change and the prerogative to make sure you leave satisfied with your treatment, the Argos customer service line is the perfect choice for resolving any complaints.
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