Retailers Reveal Holiday Deals That Extend Beyond Black Friday

Madison Moloney, Staff Writer

The biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, has been reimagined and recreated. In hopes of providing customers with a better shopping experience, retailers have revamped the way people all around the world can shop this year.

As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart is consistently busy on Black Friday. Despite this, Walmart has also been known for having the most ¨pandemonium¨ on Black Friday. This year, Walmart plans to wipe away this reputation by giving customers the chance to avoid the shopping hassles. In order to create a more convenient way for customers to shop, Walmart has decided to offer doorbuster deals online at 12:01 a.m (Pacific Time) on Thanksgiving Day.

These deals will also be sold at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to customers who make the choice to go shopping in a physical Walmart store. Walmart has also decided to implement a wristband system to better organize the experience of those shopping for highly demanded products. 

The concept of creating a new and improved way to shop has only begun with Walmart. Other retail stores, such as Target and Best Buy, have decided to join in on giving a better shopping experience to customers.

In mid-November, Target announced that it will be launching ¨10 days of Black Friday¨ for the first time.  By doing this, Target hopes to improve sales and help customers avoid the hassle of rushing while shopping. The idea behind ¨10 days of Black Friday¨ is to offer certain discounts on different days, running from the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving until Thanksgiving day. Target is allowing shoppers the option of pre-ordering the doorbuster items before they are available.

Similar to Target, Best Buy also has some deals to draw in customers for Black Friday. As of mid-November, there were already eight deals available to purchase at Best Buy.