Sweaty Betty and Nespresso customers can now choose to collect their online orders from their local John Lewis or Waitrose store.
John Lewis Partnership has signed a new click & collect deal with sportswear brand Sweaty Betty, enabling customers to choose from 297 Waitrose stores across the UK to collect their online purchases.
The retailer has signed a similar deal with coffee giant Nespresso, allowing customers to select from 48 John Lewis and Waitrose stores to collect their orders.
It comes amid an ambitious digital overhaul for the group, which said last week that it plans to invest £1.3 billion over the next five years to expand its online operations.
John Lewis has already significantly expanded its own click & collect service, enabling customers to collect their online orders from nearly 900 stores, including 331 Waitrose stores, 42 John Lewis stores, over 500 Co-op stores and 12 Booths stores.
“We’re always looking for ways in which we can make customers’ shopping experience easier and more convenient, however and whenever they want to shop with us,” John Lewis’ executive director of operations Andrew Murphy said.
“An increasingly important part of this involves adding more locations through which customers can collect their purchases – whether that’s our own shops or in areas where we have little or no physical presence – by partnering with others”.
“Our online trade continues to be exceptionally strong and – in the run up to Christmas especially – it’s increasingly important that customers know they can take delivery of their John Lewis purchases quickly, locally and at low or no cost.
“We’re also pleased to be able to offer the same convenient service in a number of our own shops to customers purchasing with Sweaty Betty and Nespresso, allowing us to drive more people into our shops in the lead up to Christmas.”