Primark is launching a new website where customers can check if items are in stores

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We absolutely love bagging a bargain in Primark, but in a bid to keep their prices so low, the retailer doesn’t have a website you can actually buy from.

While customers can browse online, they cannot make any purchases, which can be a frustrating experience – especially during the lockdown.

Today the store has announced plans to update their website to include details of if and where your item is stocked.

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In its latest trading update released today, the retailer said: "The improved functionality of the website will allow us to showcase a much larger proportion of the Primark range and provide to customers range availability by store."

Primark continues to have no plans to offer a delivery service on any of its products.

The only thing available to actually buy on the Primark website is a gift card to be spent in-store.

Despite being closed during the lockdown, revenue soared by 207% compared to the same time in the previous year once doors opened again in the autumn.

While changing rooms have remained closed since the reopening, Primark hopes to open these up again very soon.

They are currently testing reopening changing areas in 15 locations in a trial run for the next few weeks.

Primark previously hit the headlines this week after it was revealed that shoppers had been stripping off in the middle of stores while the changing rooms remain closed due to COVID laws.

One employee told The Telegraph: "They take their shirts off and try things on near the mirrors.

"Even when you try to tell them, they don’t listen, even though there are signs on the mirror saying not to do that."

It’s believed because of the queues shoppers are reluctant to buy anything in case they can’t make it back into store within 28 days.

A Primark spokesman said: “Safety remains our number one priority, and the vast majority of customers continue to support our extensive in-store safety measures.

"Our fitting rooms remain closed at this time, but we are keeping this under review.”

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