Friday, 15 December, 2017

Ready, set, shop! Black Friday shopping frenzy at local stores

Ready, set, shop! Black Friday shopping frenzy at local stores Ready, set, shop! Black Friday shopping frenzy at local stores
Juana Turner | 25 November, 2017, 00:38

Katie Broome, marketing manager at The Telford Centre, said: "Black Friday was a great day at Telford Centre, it really feels as though people are getting into the spirit of the festive season already".

So whether you courageous the malls and stores or decide to click your way through your shopping list, have fun and good luck with the discounts. Today, Cyber Monday is viewed as the online equivalent of Black Friday.

Last year, Thanksgiving weekend sales in stores in the USA were down 4.2 per cent, while foot traffic fell 4.4 per cent, according to data from RetailNext, a retail analytics firm. The app will notify you when the most popular doorbuster deals will be available online at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and other stores. Alternatively, you can follow @TheTrackerApp Twitter account to receive the in-stock notification on all hard to find products of the season including the SNES Classic, Luvabella and Hatchimals Surprise and on Black Friday 2017 doorbuster deals.

Big sales are expected on Black Friday, but it may not compare to what's to come on Cyber Monday.

Top Amazon Black Friday 2017 Deals Tracker: Amazon is the king of Black Friday.

Online fashion retailer ModCloth, for example, announced this year that its website would shut down on Black Friday and the company would donate US$5 million worth of merchandise to a non-profit organization.

"It was better than a normal Friday".

Black Friday 2017 is extending the Black Friday sales that kicked off on Thanksgiving Day by another 24 hours of deals. All the twenty two days saw an average of $1 billion in online spend by consumers. During Black Friday 2016 more customers shopped online than in store, according to a survey undertaken by the National Retail Federation.

A separate survey by Salesforce also found more shoppers migrating to mobile devices to ring up purchases on Turkey Day.

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