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Christmas time, mistletoe and … FIFA?

Argos reveals the top 20 most Fast Tracked items on Christmas Eve

p>Pillows for unexpected guests, batteries and children’s games – all urgent, last minute items ordered by the nation on Christmas Eve 2016. So far so expected.

Add in a Cookworks chocolate fountain, Police Eau de Toilette and the most ordered item of all – the Osram Classic Golf Ball Bulb – and things take a more interesting turn.

Argos has revealed the most popular items ordered for same-day Fast Track on Christmas Eve last year, which suggests that preparing for house guests, cold weather, lighting outages and stocking fillers are all on the minds of customers at this critical time in the festive calendar.

The top twenty most Fast Tracked products from Christmas 2016 included:

The top 20 Argos Fast Tracked products Christmas Eve 2016

  • Osram Classic Golf Ball Bulb
  • PS4 Wireless Controller
  • Xbox One Console with FIFA
  • Google Chromecast
  • Simple Value Cosy Single Duvet
  • WWE Action Figure Assortment
  • Call of Duty PS4 Game
  • Osram Halogen Bayonet Cap Bulb
  • AA Batteries Pack of 4
  • Dimplex Essentials Oil Filled Radiator
  • Pie Face Game
  • Nerf Strike Blaster
  • Chad Valley Transport with 8 Cars
  • Bestway Camping Air Bed Double
  • Safety Fit Metal Safety Gate
  • Speak Out Game
  • Osram Classic Candle Light Bulb
  • Sealy Bounce Pair of Pillows
  • Police eau de Toilette
  • Cookworks Chocolate Fountain
 

Darren Frost, Head of Fast Track Delivery at Argos, said: “We know Christmas is a busy time for families so it’s easy to forget essential items, or be surprised with late additions to a Christmas guest list.  The dominance of toys and homewares in last minute customer orders demonstrates that when it comes to Christmas, children and house guests take priority.

“It’s inevitable that some Christmas preparations get left to the last minute.  So, whether people urgently need a turkey baster, batteries for the kids’ toys, or even an emergency chocolate fountain, our Fast Track delivery service can make it happen!”

Customer can order up to 1pm for same-day Fast Track delivery before 5pm on Christmas Eve with Argos, subject to availability.  For further information go to http://www.argos.co.uk /fast-track

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About Argos

Argos is a leading UK digital retailer selling more than 60,000 products through its website, mobile channels, 850+ stores and over the telephone. Argos is the UK’s number one toy retailer and a market leader in homeware and electrical products. 

Argos.co.uk is the UK’s third most visited website, with around a billion hits a year. More than half of Argos sales originate online and around 120 million customer transactions take place in stores each year. Its market-leading same-day Fast Track delivery service is available across more than 90% of UK postcodes, seven days a week, and Fast Track Collection offers free-of-charge pick up from any store in as little as 60 seconds. 

Argos is part of the Sainsbury’s Group, one of the UK’s biggest retailers of food, general merchandise, clothing.

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