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Starbucks has shut down all its online retail stores effective immediately

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Daily Hive Staff Oct 03, 2017 8:43 am 11,254

Canadians will actually have to leave the house if they want to restock their favourite Starbucks products and merchandise from now on.

Starbucks’ online retail store has suddenly ceased operations.

According to a FAQ on the coffee chain’s website, online sales and sales by phone are no longer available as of October 1.

Subscription programs wrapped up last month and product returns will now have to be made in person as well.

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It also means customers will now be subjected to limited availability, not to mention “prices of products previously sold on Store.Starbucks.ca may vary from prices of similar or identical products currently sold in Starbucks stores.”

In a statement provided by email to Daily Hive, Starbucks confirms that the company has “decided to close our online Starbucks store effective October 1, 2017,” and goes on to say that “Frequent customers of the site will be kept up to date on product availability and we’ll continue to offer promotions and specials until that time.”

As you might imagine: coffee fanatics deprived of their drug of choice aren’t exactly taking the news well:

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