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Primark shoppers gutted after shop confirms it STILL has no plans to go online


PRIMARK has left shoppers gutted after confirming it STILL has no plans to go online.

Fans currently have no way to order from the fashion giant as its 188 shops remain shut due to the third coronavirus lockdown.

Primark sadly has no intention of opening an online store

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Primark sadly has no intention of opening an online storeCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Non-essential shops, including those that only sell clothes, homeware and toys, have been told to keep their doors closed by the government.

During the first lockdown, Primark built up almost £2billion-worth of unsold stock because it doesn’t have an online store.

The closure of its stores also meant its sales plunged from £650million to zero.

But despite the mammoth profit drop, Primark has repeatedly told customers that it has no plans to start selling online.

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Primark fans have been tweeting the store to ask for an online presence

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Primark fans have been tweeting the store to ask for an online presence

It confirmed this again recently in a Twitter thread, leaving fans disappointed. 

The replies came after Primark tweeted: “If you could choose, what would be your dream Primark collab for 2021?”

One person replied: “How about online shopping like the rest of the world. Why do you still refuse to do this. Shops are closed so everyone goes online you are losing out.”

This prompted Primark to respond: “We will pass your suggestion on, but we have to tell you David, an online store is not in our plans!”

One customer who then spotted this reply said: “That’s a shame as many people miss out.

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“I’ve seen so many things I could buy from your online website but due to a back problem I can’t physically get into your stores.

“I don’t bother looking at the website anymore since there’s just no point.”

Another added: “Same – online shopping is the only way if you are clinically extremely vulnerable and are having to shield.

“Do you have specific reasons for not wanting to offer online shopping- even as a trial?”

A third added: “Online store isn’t your plan? So you’d rather not make thousands more doing it as so many people want this?”

Primark also replied to another tweet asking for online shopping, saying: “It is not in our plans unfortunately.”

You can technically buy Primark items online through second-hand sellers on ASOS and eBay – but you’ll pay higher prices.

In fact, we’ve seen sellers flogging goods for up to FOUR times their original price.

A Primark spokesperson told The Sun: “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.”

Before Christmas, Primark kept 11 stores open overnight to give shoppers more time to buy presents.

And the week before, the high street chain kept two branches open for 36 hours straight.

Primark’s boss said late-night shoppers were mums wanting to socialise while kids were in bed.

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