Primark‘s brand-new click and collect service has launched inside its Manchester city centre store, and it’s set to make life a lot easier for shoppers.
It’s been a long time coming, but after the fashion retail giant confirmed back in June 2022 that it would be launching a long-awaited shopping service that allows people to order items online and then collect them in stores throughout the North West, Yorkshire, and North Wales the highly-anticipated trial has finally arrived here in Manchester today.
Currently being trialled in 25 stores, the new click and collect service allows customers to shop online from an extensive range of products, and then collect those products in their nominated store on their chosen day.
But how exactly does it work? What can be ordered through the service? And where do I find the service here in Manchester?
Here’s everything you need to know.
How does Primark’s new click and collect service work?
Primark’s new click and collect service is now live, and the retailer says it offers customers “more choice and greater convenience”.
After browsing online and adding items to a virtual shopping basket, customers can then choose a day to collect, up to seven days ahead, from their chosen store.
Orders will be available for collection from two days after they have been placed with a £15 minimum order value and no delivery charge, and customers will be able to collect their order from a dedicated ‘Click + Collect’ desk.
You can also pay for any other items you’ve picked up in store at the desk too.
What can I order?
The trial brings together an extensive range of Primark kids’ products, with customers able to shop from up to 2,000 items across baby, kids, and decorative nursery products and toys – with hundreds of new items and ranges exclusive to the service.
Some of the exclusives include multipacks of bestselling products, as well as new items from Disney and larger nursery decor and toys.
As well as the exclusive ranges, customers of the smaller stores in the trial will also benefit from access to ranges that are normally only found in larger flagship stores, and this means that, on average, customers will have access to twice as many options than they’re usually used to.
Where do I find the new service here in Manchester?
The all-new click and collect service has been set up inside the Manchester city centre store, so we nipped down this morning to check it out for ourselves.
Best accessed from the entrance just off Piccadilly Gardens, rather than the main Market Street entrance, signs advertising the launch of the new click and collect service can be seen as soon as you walk through the door, before heading down the escalator to the lower ground floor where you’ll see the service.
With the bright lime green click and collect branding all lit up and guiding the way, you can’t miss it.
It’s right next to the Primark coffee shop too, so once you’ve collected your items and, most likely, spent a bit of time browsing all the other floors of the massive store, you can grab yourself a nice warm drink to take away with you as well.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.