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PRIMARK'S boss has announced an update on the store's plans for a website – and shoppers won't be pleased.

It comes as the bargain clothes chain revealed a list of click and collect stores last October.

Primark has revealed it won't be offering home delivery services, despite the popularity of its click and collect trial.

It told the Financial Times the idea was a "nice hypothesis", but that it would stick to being a high street retailer.

The decision comes even after the company's loss of over £100mn a week during the Covid lockdown in 2020.

The Sun has reached out for a comment, and we will update this story when we hear back.

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Right now, 25 stores across England and Wales are taking part in click and collect services, but just for kids toys, clothing and nursery ranges.

That means womenswear and homeware are things you'd still need to hunt for in store.

The idea is for customers to browse online, choose their preferred collection day and then pick up their shopping from their closest branch.

You can find that using the store locator on the Primark website.

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There isn't a fee for shoppers wanting to use the click and collect service – but you have to spend a minimum of £15 to qualify.

You can find a full list of stores taking part in the trial here.

It hinted to shoppers back in March that they could soon enjoy a click and collect service.

The retailer has 400 stores globally and nearly 200 in the UK.

How to save at Primark

Primark may not be heading for home delivery, but there are still good ways to help you save as you shop.

As January sales make their way to stores, here's how you can spot a true bargain.

In 2021, a spokesperson for the retailer said: "We don’t hold seasonal sales or special discounts because we offer amazing fashion at amazing prices all year round!"

However, The Sun has now confirmed with Primark that some of its stores currently have markdowns on selected products – replicating what other retailers do in their January sales.

So what should you do? Well, look out for red labels on "secret" sale items.

Items with red sticker markdowns are usually end-of-season or stock that is to be discontinued.

If shoppers want to find the hidden bargains then they should ask a member of Primark's customer service staff to point them out.

Some stores may even have a rail of sale items – but it does vary between stores.

But it's important to make clear that only a tiny proportion of Primark's stock is discounted and there's no guarantee that your local store will have red sticker markdowns.

We've listed all the retailers with January sales that have items up to 80% off including Asos, M&S and Johns Lewis.

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And as for home delivery, Primark isn't the only retailer not offer it – Aldi has also stayed away from the service.

Instead, you can also choose to click and collect your food shopping online, but it's only worth it if you've got a store close by.

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