WILKO has launched a click-and-collect service in its Halton stores – with items ready to pick up in just three hours

It is the first time the household and garden retailer has offered the service at all of its UK stores, including the ones in Runcorn and Widnes.

And it is one of the many ways in which the brand is making it ‘easier than ever’ for customers to shop for the items they need.

Click and collect means shoppers can pick up everyday essentials in just one trip, with free collection offered on all of these orders and items ready to retrieve in just three hours.

To use the service, customers just need to visit the Wilko website and shop online as normal.

Once the order is complete, the chosen store will prepare the order and a ‘ready to collect’ email will be shared as soon as everything’s ready and waiting.

Ben Exall, digital director at Wilko, said: “This is an exciting addition to wilko.com and offers customers more flexibility than ever when it comes to shopping with us.

“We’re proud to have already rolled this out across over half of our stores nationwide via two initial trials and, thanks to fantastic customer demand and feedback, we’re thrilled to be bringing click and collect to over 400 locations nationwide.”

Other additions and changes to Wilko’s shopper experience include launching pick-a-day and/or time delivery, creating third-party parcel collection points at selected stores across the country, reducing the price of home delivery options and introducing Klarna as a payment option on the website.