Sainsbury's says shoppers can now take item home and 'pay in 60 days'

Sainsbury’s has introduced buy now pay later option for shoppers across its brands. The supermarket giant has agreed to a partnership deal with the BNPL industry leader Klarna and shoppers will be able to opt for the payment method across three of its brands - these include Argos, Habitat, and Tu Clothing.

Shoppers will be able to choose from Klarna’s three interest free payments; pay immediately and in full with Pay Now, pay in 30 days with Pay Later or over three equal installments with Pay in 3. David Sykes, Chief Commercial Officer at Klarna said: “More than 20 million Brits already use Klarna and now they can enjoy our flexible payment options at more of their favorite stores.

"Argos, Habitat, and TU are British icons known for reliability and value, making Klarna's interest-free payment solutions a seamless fit. We’re super excited for this first step in our partnership with Sainsbury’s PLC."

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More and more consumers are seeing the benefit of interest free buy now pay later, with total UK BNPL spend to amount to £30bn in 2024. The retailer is the first of the traditional ‘big four’ supermarkets, made up of Tesco, Asda and Morrisons, to welcome buy now, pay later in its online stores.

It has introduced Klarna, which has three payment options: pay the outstanding balance within 30 days, split the purchase into three monthly payments within 60 days or use your Klarna account to pay for the goods in full. Payments with the service can only be made for products on its Argos, Habitat and Tu Clothing lines, as well as Sainsbury’s general merchandise items online.

For Nectar cardholders, as long your card is linked to your Argos account you will earn Nectar points on purchases as usual, the supermarket giant has also gone on to explain.