Argos launches tool hire facility

National retailer Argos has launched a tool hire service in conjunction with VP Plc’s tool hire arm, Hire Station. The partnership means that Argos customers will have the opportunity to hire tools from any of the 750 Argos stores across the UK.

A tool hire page has been added to the latest Argos catalogue which is one of the UK’s most popular consumer catalogues, viewed by millions every year. The tool hire section is listed in the new Autumn/Winter 2011 edition of the retailer’s catalogue, plus a dedicated website has also been set up for customers to view the range of services, items available for hire and to make hire booking and check availability online.

The new service offers customers access to over 2000 items, all of which are top quality and professional standard tools. You’ll find everything from power tools to work benches, ladder hire and garden equipment hire, as well as cleaning equipment rental, and also wood work tools, and lighting hire.

Argos is the latest in a series of UK retailers to partner Hire Station in order to offer tool hire services. Other companies working in partnership with Hire Station include Homebase and also the Garden Centre, both of which offer nationwide tool hire services via their UK based stores.

Hire Station say the move to offer tool hire via the Argos catalogue and website signals a new direction for the rental provider, and an innovative business move on their part.