SHOPPERS are being warned that today is the last day for Argos deliveries.
After today, the retailer will no longer bring items to customer’s homes.
Earlier this year the company announced the closure of their 34 stores Republic of Ireland, resulting in 580 job losses.
Some stores are set to close by the end of this month, and all remaining stores will be closed by June 24.
In a statement, Argos said: “We have made the difficult decision to close our Argos stores and online operations in the Republic of Ireland by June 24, 2023.
“Customers can still order Argos products using our Click and Collect service on argos.ie until stores close.
“However, our home delivery service stops on March 22 and we have stopped selling some larger products in stores.
“We will continue to honour all home delivery orders placed before March 23.”
The company added: “Orders placed up to this date will continue to be fulfilled and customers will still be able to reserve products online and pay for them in store until the point of business closure.”
All aftersales, returns, refunds and exchanges policies will continue to apply until Argos stores close.
The closure will affect 23 counties across the country where Argos stores are located.
According to Forbes, the retailer told its workforce that its Portlaoise store would close on May 6.
The branch in St Stephen’s Green shopping centre, Dublin, is set to close a week later.
Speaking on the shock announcement at the time, Andy McClelland, Argos Ireland Operations Manager, said: “We understand this is difficult news for our customers and colleagues.
“As with any major change to our business, we have not made this decision lightly and we are doing everything we can to support those impacted.
“On behalf of everyone at Argos I would like to thank our colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners for their support to our business.”
Retail Excellence Ireland said many businesses are “struggling to keep afloat” across the country.
They added in a statement: “Media reports suggesting Argos will close all its Irish outlets are disappointing and emphasise the fragility and the rapidly changing nature of the retail industry at present.
“Retailers are experiencing their toughest time of year now and many are struggling to keep afloat.
“We note that vacant units around the country are not being filled quickly enough which is a significant concern.
“It is critically important that the Government continue to monitor developments and step in with supports if needed in the lean months ahead.”