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Primark issues urgent warning to shoppers to act now or miss out on gifts this Christmas

PRIMARK has issued an urgent warning to shoppers to act now or face missing out on gifts this Christmas.

The budget retailer has released the last date that customers will be able to use its click and collect service to shop for gifts in time for Christmas.

Primark launched its highly-anticipated click and collect service at 25 stores last month

Customers have until Thursday, December 22, to place their orders to ensure that they arrive for collection in time for Christmas.

If you place an order within this time frame, you’ll be able to collect your items in-store on Christmas eve.

Those looking for last-minute gift ideas can browse from an extensive range of Primark kids’ products, including Christmas jumpers, partywear, toys and nursery accessories.

For the time being only kids toys, clothing and nursery ranges are available through the click and collect service.

That means you won’t be able to order other ranges, like womenswear and homeware, and pick it up.

But the retail giant says that around 2,000 items from its kids range are available to order.

After browsing online and adding items to a virtual basket, shoppers will be able to choose a day to collect their parcel.

Orders will be available for collection between two and seven days after the order has been placed.

Shoppers have to spend a minimum of £15 to use the click and collect service, but there is no extra charge.

Each participating store has a designated click and collect service desk.

And once the items are delivered in-store, customers can shop for additional items and pay for these at the click and collect desk while collecting their order – meaning they can skip the main queue.  

Primark’s click-and-collect service launched at 25 stores in the UK back on November 14.

The Sun was given an exclusive first look at the new click and collect desk at Primark in Sheffield.

Hundreds of new items and exclusive ranges are available exclusively to click and collect customers.

All orders are delivered to stores in brown paper packaging, or cardboard boxes sealed with paper tape featuring the new click and collect branding.

The retailer said all of its packaging can be easily recycled at home.

Primark’s click and collect service is available in the following 25 stores:

  • Birkenhead – Grange Road, CH41 6EA
  • Blackburn – The Mall Blackburn, BB1 7JG
  • Blackpool – Bank Hey Street, FY1 4RY
  • Bolton – Crompton Place Shopping, BL1 1EA
  • Broughton – Broughton Shopping Park, CH4 0DE
  • Burnley – Charter Walk Shopping Centre, BB11 1BB
  • Bury – The Rock Shopping Centre, BL9 0ND
  • Carlisle – English Street, CA3 8NX
  • Chester – Foregate Street, CH1 1HA
  • Huddersfield – New Street, HD1 2TR
  • Lancaster – Marketgate Shopping Centre, LA1 1JF
  • Liverpool – Church Street, L1 3AY
  • Llandudno – Parc Llandudno Retail Park, LL30 1PX
  • Manchester – Market Street, M1 1WA
  • Manchester – The Trafford Centre, M17 8AS
  • Oldham – Market Place, OL1 3AB
  • Preston – Fishergate Shopping Centre, PR1 8HJ
  • Sheffield – Meadowhall, S9 1ER
  • Sheffield – The Moor, S1 4PA
  • Southport – Chapel Street, PR8 1AE
  • Stockport – Chestergate, SK1 1NT
  • Wallasey – Cherry Tree Shopping Centre, CH44 5TL
  • Warrington – Golden Square, WA1 1QB
  • Wigan – Standishgate, WN1 1UP
  • Wrexham – Regent Street, LL11 1RY

Primark also introduced self-service checkouts in select stores earlier this year as a way to reduce queuing times.

The Sun tried the new self-checkouts at the brand’s store in Sheffield city centre – you can see our verdict here.

We also got a peek inside Primark’s new vintage section, where shoppers can get designer clothes for as little as £20.

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