Bunnings to launch online store before Christmas

Bunnings has announced plans to significantly ramp up its online offering following a successful trial, making its entire range available for purchase digitally.

The Australian hardware retailer, which was forced to pull out of the UK last year following a disastrous attempted takeover and rebrand of Homebase, said it plans to roll out the service by Christmas.

More than 60,000 items will reportedly be available for customers to have delivered directly to their door, or to pick up in-store themselves via a click-and-collect service.

This follows a successful trial in the Tasmania and Craigieburn in Australia, its home market.

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“The idea is if you put your order in before 4pm, you can pick it up the next day at night through ‘click and collect’”, Sydney finance expert Effie Zahos told the Today programme.

“What their researchers found is we find it a little bit annoying going through all the aisles and taking a long time to find these things.

“You can still come in, get your snag and get your items. I think tradies are going to love it because they don’t need to waste their time, they can come in, get their stuff and get out of there.”

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