Bristol news Primark responds to rumour of new online shop launch MetiNews.Com
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Breaking News ! Primark has dashed customers' hopes of an online shop after doubling down on its intention to stay in-store only. A screen shot was shared on Twitter today from an unverified 'Primark UK' account, claiming the chain would be launching an online store on January 25. One shopper tweeted the real Primark account saying: "If this is true you’ve saved 2021." They responded: "Thanks for letting us know about this, our web team are currently looking into it. "Please note that our official page is always verified by the blue tick. "We don't have any plans on opening an online shop." Read More Related Articles Where to buy Primark products online if stores are closed Read More Related Articles Primark tracksuit which has 75,000 fans - including a famous model Shoppers spoke of their disappointment after almost being tricked by the rumour. "I'm crying now", exclaimed one in response, with another admitting: "I’ve seen this too....
." Primark issued a formal statement to Bristol Live this morning, reiterating its stance on an online shop - but did not go so far as to rule it out in future. The chain left shoppers disappointed last week after responding to another shopper on Twitter, saying that an online store is "not in our plans". It has since echoed the same feedback to others. In a tweet yesterday (Tuesday), one loyal shopper said: "Missing being able to shop in @Primark wish I could order online." Find out where's delivering near you:
Primark responded: "While we cannot grant your wish, we miss you too!" And in the statement shared today (Wednesday, January 13), a spokesperson said: "Although we will look at alternative business models from time to time, there are no immediate plans to trade online. "We do of course showcase our products on social media and our website, and our social media channels have over 22 million followers.” Unusually for a chain so dominant on the High Street, the budget-friendly brand is one of very few to not have shifted business online. Customers' calls for this to change have only grown louder during lockdown, with the closure of non-essential businesses leaving stock off-limits inside the retailer's branches, which number more than 380 across the UK. The lower price point of Primark products has previously been cited as the main reason for not rolling out an online shop, with doubts about its success given the comparative cost of delivery and returns.
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