Thursday , November 26 2020

Amazon and high street chains kick off Black Friday early | Technology



Amazon has fired the launcher on Black Friday, the American tradition which has become a nearly fourteen long 10 billion crown shopping extravaganza in Britain.

The web giant has become associated with other street names, including Argos and Currys PC World, to launch an early trading event on Friday 23 November.

Amazon and some big chains have made discounts on tens of thousands of products – from 4K HD TVs with big screen, wireless speakers, laptop laptops – to attract reluctant British to start spending this Friday.

The High Street crisis, of which 85,000 retail jobs have disappeared during the first nine months of this year, means that customers have not waited for November to get their hands on because desperate dealers lower prices to attract customers. But the campaigns planned between now and Christmas will be the key to the wealth of retail chains that make the bulk of the profits at this time of the year.

Zoe Mills, a retail analyst at GlobalData, said that despite the "productive discount" this year, the British were expected to spend £ 10.4 billion on Black Friday sales, which is 3.1% more than 2017.

"We have seen more clothing retailers participating in the event every year and while a number of big names like Marks & Spencer do not participate, online stores like Asos, boohoo.com and Gymshark encourage online consumers to get a discount."

When Black Friday arrived in the United Kingdom five years ago, the promise led a bargain to the junk as shoppers encrypted to get offers. But in recent years, the event has become more calm when shoppers surf the internet from their couch to find the best deals, especially on demanded household appliances and personal gadgets like smartphones and fitness tractors.

A number of chains, including M & S, have turned back on Black Friday, as it puts pressure on them to lower prices for what should be the industry's most profitable time.

Amazon bills this year's wave of campaigns as its "biggest ever Black Friday sale" with tens of thousands of "flashes" that offer bargains in limited amounts. The biggest reductions include a 55-inch Philips 4K Ultra HD TV for 1,199 kr – a discount of 300 kr – and more than 100 kr of deLonghi coffee machines.

Currys PC World also wins the price of big screen TV with offers that include £ 500 on a 55-inch LG 4K Ultra HD TV of £ 1,299 and £ 200 from HP laptops. Argos also handles 30% off Hive smart cameras at £ 129 and a Fitbit Blaze smart watch for 109 kr.

In previous years, shoppers have put their hands in October and sprinkled into Black Friday sales. This trend was shown in the monthly US figures of retail sales as last month, as shoppers held a low revenue on expenses in connection with the growing uncertainty in Brexit.

A survey of 2000 GlobalData shoppers showed that 40% were supposed to buy a black Friday and more than half of that group had delayed buying what they wanted to take advantage of the offer.

"It highlights how Black Friday encourages shoppers to hold back buying full-priced items and significantly affect retailers sales during the weeks before the event," Mills said.


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