Tuesday 13 September 2016

Arcadia to give online shoppers three months to pay

According to the Retail Gazette, Arcadia will offer online shoppers three months interest-free credit on online purchases.

Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge and Burton will now offer a “Buy Now, Pay Later” scheme.

Given the stresses on consumer budgets, this move will undoubtedly give the retailer access to incremental business.

The question has to be how long Arcadia will retain a competitive edge if other retailers follow suit.
Even more concerning will be the extent to which issues of loan non-performance, and retrieval of payment-default goods will lead to a degree of negative media coverage that is beyond even the levels currently enjoyed by the company…

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