Primark issue warning to Amazon customers. Fashion retailer, Primark in the UK have issued a stark warning to customers, not to buy their products on the Amazon platform.
Primark which operates under the name Penneys in Ireland says their customers are being ripped off for products online and they should only shop in their stores.
In what is an unprecedented step by the fashion retailer, they have issued a warning to its customers not to buy its products online.
Primark do not sell good on-line
The discount retailer is part of Associated British Foods (ABF) in the UK and has no online store. It only trades from their 200 stores across the UK. Penneys in Ireland has no on-line store either and operates over 15 stores across Ireland.
Primark released a statement on Tuesday in response to a newspaper story in the UK informing their readers that Primark goods were now available on Amazon.
Taking to their Twitter account, Primark said “We do not have a commercial partnership with Amazon and any Primark products which appear on the site are being re-sold by third parties, at higher prices. We encourage our customers to visit us in our stores to find the best value.”
Primark products being sold on Amazon appear are mostly womenswear and Primark’s ranges of Disney and Harry Potter merchandise.
They have no plans to open on-line store
They are being sold by independent sellers where prices are almost double of what you can buy them for in-store at Primark.
However, Primark customers are now calling on the fashion retailer to start selling their good on-line. Primark is a real success story for Associated British Foods. Their low-cost fashion model made it through the last financial crisis unscaved.
In recent years they have come under scrutiny for their approach to “fast fashion.” This is something the company that Primark are attempting to address. Already they have plans in place to make some of their clothing ranges more ethically and fashion sustainable.
Primark issue warning to Amazon customers