Corner shops to get wired

One Stop shops will get Net kiosks for ordering from virtual Littlewoods

The Internet moves to the corner shop Tuesday as Littlewoods signs a Web deal with convenience store owners T&S.

Online kiosks will be installed in six of T&S' One Stop stores in the new year. Customers will be able to order goods from Littlewoods' newly-launched Web site, Indexshop.com. The site will have over 7,000 goods, including jewellery, toys, home and electrical goods. All can be delivered within 48 hours.

Littlewoods chief executive Barry Gibson has big plans for online selling. "Littlewoods has pledged to sell more online than any other UK retailer over the next five years," he said.

Littlewoods is also planning to offer customers cheap PCs but no details are yet available.

See the e-commerce special for more business news.

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