[Talk-GB] Tagging of Argos stores

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Mar 10 15:33:15 UTC 2019

On Sun, 2019-03-10 at 15:15 +0000, David Woolley wrote:
> On 10/03/2019 14:58, Donald Noble wrote:
> > I suspect shop=catalogue is probably the best option for a normal
> > Argos 
> > store, but just wondering:
> > a) if anything special is needed when it is just a counter in
> > another 
> > store (given that this is pretty much all there is own the other
> > shops,
> > b) if there is any consensus on how to tag these, and
> > c) if so, whether these should be standardised across the UK?
> Concessions aren't limited to Argos and have existed for decades, at 
> least, in department stores.  What has tended to happen recently is 
> their extending to other sorts of stores, e.g. Post Office in W H 
> Smith's, Timpsons in Morrison's, Costa in Tesco, or even Amazon
> lockers 
> in various places.
> Shops that are pure shops of one type seem to be quite rare.  Even
> the 
> small independents near me normally don't fit into one
> category.  Small 
> shops often have concessions for courier services.   A lot of this
> is 
> about "foot fall", the theory being if people use one service they
> may 
> also use the the primary service of the shop.
> I'm not sure if any more than a nested point or area is needed, but
> if 
> it is, one really needs to look at he whole concessions picture, and 
> possibly also better support of multi-valued shop tags in renderers.
> What I haven't worked out yet is whether the Argos concession, in my 
> local supermarket, itself has an E-bay concession!
> (Actually shops on railway stations are probably technically 
> concessions, as well.)

Amazon lockers, at supermarkets, in my experience tend to be outside
the actual shop so that they are accessible 24/7.

My local Morrisons has both Amazon and InPost under the canopy either
side of the main entrance.

Phil (trigpoint)

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