Penneys' shopping by appointment system had 275,000 bookings this week 1 month ago

Penneys' shopping by appointment system had 275,000 bookings this week

Penneys will fully reopen its 36 Irish stores from Monday with extended opening hours.

There were 275,000 appointment slots booked for Penneys during the week, according to the retailer.

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Penneys made their first foray into shopping by appointment last Monday, after an easing of Covid-19 restrictions allowed retailers to begin operating click and collect services or shopping in-store by appointment only.

From Monday, 17 May, Penneys will fully reopen its 36 Irish stores, meaning that those who missed out on an appointment this week will be able to shop at the retailer once again.

Penneys also said it will have extended opening hours in place across all of its stores next week in order to help reduce queues, spread demand and give customers more time to shop safely.

Opening times will vary by store so customers are urged to check their local opening hours here.

In a statement, Penneys CEO Paul Marchant said: “We’ve been blown away by the response to shopping by appointment this week from customers. It has been a fantastic welcome back and we are ready and waiting to fully re-open our doors to everyone from Monday.

"We have plenty of our new season fashion in stock, alongside all our great-value everyday essentials. We have extended opening hours in every store in Ireland to help with queues and customer demand, so there’ll be plenty of time for everyone to visit."

Shopping appointments for this week, meanwhile, are now fully booked, though customers can keep an eye out for any cancellations by checking their local stores and available times on the Penneys website over the weekend.

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