Associated British Foods PLC-owned discount store chain Primark Stores Ltd. has urged its customers not to buy Primark-branded products sold on Amazon.com Inc., saying it does not have a commercial agreement with the U.S. e-commerce giant.
"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 said on Twitter Oct. 15.
The tweet came after British tabloid The Sun reported that shoppers can now buy Primark items on Amazon with next-day delivery.
Amazon.co.uk currently lists Primark and Primark Home-branded items including Disney and Game of Thrones merchandise sold by third-party sellers. Primark does not have an online shop, but its website lists some of its products with their corresponding prices and a tool to help shoppers locate the nearest Primark store.