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As the first day after the last major holiday before Christmas, it marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
Additionally, many employers give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The early s have seen retailers extend beyond normal hours in order to maintain an edge or to simply keep up with the competition.
Friday evening. Saturday morning. However, this practice has largely disappeared in recent years, perhaps because of an effort by retailers to create a greater sense of urgency.
The news media usually give heavy play to reports of Black Friday shopping and their implications for the commercial success of the Christmas shopping season, but the relationship between Black Friday sales and retail sales for the full holiday season is quite weak and may even be negative.
Online shopping also made the day less important. After , many were traveling for the deals across the border. Starting in and , due to the parity of the Canadian dollar compared with the American dollar , several major Canadian retailers ran Black Friday deals of their own to discourage shoppers from leaving Canada.
Black Fridays in the US seem to provide deeper or more extreme price cuts than Canadian retailers, even for the same international retailer. It is the day when emergency services activate contingency plans to cope with the increase in workload due to many people going out drinking on the last Friday before Christmas.
Contingencies can include setting up mobile field hospitals near City Centre nightspots. Since the start of the 21st century, there have been attempts by retailers with origins in the United States such as Amazon to introduce a retail "Black Friday" as it would be understood by Americans, into the United Kingdom.
Among them were ao. During Black Friday sales in , police forces were called to shops across Britain to deal with crowd control issues, assaults, threatening customers and traffic issues. On this weekend, major retailers extend their store hours  and offer special promotions, including extended credit terms and price promotions.
The two reported the biggest Black Friday sales in Hundreds of retailers announced their participation in the campaign. India[ edit ] Black Friday is little known in India, as its shopping seasons are different. The busiest times for shopping in India and hence the times with the biggest discounts tend to be Diwali , followed by regional festivals like Ugadi , Dussehra , and Pongal in South India, Ganeshotsav in Maharashtra, Baisakhi in Punjab and Onam in Kerala.
Over the past decade, Independence day sales on 15 August have become a large attraction, though most sales in India last for a period of one week. The big e-commerce retailers in India are trying to emulate the concept of shopping festivals from the United States like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon have been offering discounted products on the major festivals in India.
According to Google Trends, the interest for Black Friday is rising every year. Comparing the search volume of the term Black Friday in November and November , the increase is almost 50 percent 22, is the search volume in November and 33, is the search volume in November , according to the Google Adwords.
France[ edit ] French businesses are slowly introducing the Black Friday custom into the market. Retailers favored the very American term "Black Friday" to "Vendredi noir" in their advertisements.
Germany[ edit ] In Germany, "Black Friday" retailer advertisements refer to "Black Week" and "Black Shopping" in English language, with sales lasting an entire week excluding Sundays when most retail stores are closed. During this sale time, stores keep their normal working hours; and though goods are offered at reduced prices, the prices are no more significantly slashed than normal weekly price reductions.
Apple was the first company to run a special Black Friday campaign for the German market in The year after, most Swiss retailers launched special offers during the Black Friday Week. It is estimated that customers spent around million Swiss Francs on Black Friday In recent years, Singles Day got more and more important in Switzerland. Twitter users had to use the hashtag osublackfriday and it allowed them to follow along and tweet favourite deals and discounts from stores.
Purchasing online gave customers free shipping and free iTunes gift cards with every purchase. In addition to this, numerous stores in the country run Black Friday promotions in-store and online throughout the country. Since the introduction, it has been promoted every year in a larger and growing market all over the country.
Over its first hour run on November 28, , more than 1. There has been growing interest for Black Friday in Poland as well. In , Spain joined with some small retailers. The celebration became more famous year by year, until the big retailers grew. In the Netherlands , Black Friday was seriously introduced in Some years before, there were already a number of large and small retailers that used Black Friday in their marketing.
However, with a total of 35 participating stores, can be considered the year in which Black Friday started in the Netherlands due to more widespread support of large retailers.
The popularity of Black Friday has grown rapidly in the Netherlands. The number of participating stores has increased to over during the Black Friday period of For the edition, shops joined the largest black Friday platform in the Netherlands. Especially online shops have broke sales records during the last edition of Black Friday, which provides a base for further growth of popularity of Black Friday in Belgium.
After , Black Friday in Belgium has grown strongly. The participating shops have increased to over 70 during the Black Friday period of During Black Friday , a total of participating stores were measured in Belgium. There was even a Black week and Black weekend sales in shopping centres. Black Friday has been increasingly adopted by stores in Brazil since ,  although not without its share of inflated prices and other scams, especially in its earlier years, earning the nickname "Black Fraude"  Black Fraud or also "Black Furadei", which comes from the slang word "furada", meaning a "jam" or tough situation, usually involving money.
It is also common to hear Brazilian people say that prices on Brazilian Black Friday are "half of the double". However, currently, the term "Black Friday" has become so popular in the country that stores have been under closer scrutiny from consumers and cases of known scams have been reduced greatly. Violence and chaos[ edit ] Despite frequent attempts to control the crowds of shoppers, minor injuries are common among the crowds, usually as a result of being pushed or thrown to the ground in small stampedes.
While most injuries remain minor, serious injuries and even deliberate violence have taken place on some Black Fridays. As opening time approached, the crowd grew anxious and when the doors were opened, the crowd pushed forward, breaking the door down, and a year-old employee was trampled to death.
Even when police arrived and attempted to render aid to the injured man, shoppers continued to pour in, shoving and pushing the officers as they made their way into the store. Several other people incurred minor injuries, including a pregnant woman who had to be taken to the hospital.
She had been asked to leave the store, but refused. He was discovered to also be carrying two knives and a pepper spray grenade. The incident started as people waited in line for the newly discounted Xbox A witness said a woman with two children in tow became upset with the way people were pushing in line. The witness said she pulled out pepper spray and sprayed the other people in line. He died soon after from his injuries.
The suspect and the dragged officer were treated for shoulder injuries. Three people were arrested. The shooter fired multiple shots, leaving an SUV covered in bullet holes, but the motives remain unclear. Derrick Blackburn, 19, was later arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon. However, they often forget about the high loads their sites are going to experience.
This just highlights that some retailers have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for Black Friday. Failing to prepare for peak can cause poor performance, site downtime, and ultimately lost revenue for retailers".
Moreover, The Veeam Availability Report shows that "Unplanned downtime costs organisations around the world an average of Rm annually, up from the Rm of the previous year". The text listings of items and prices are usually accompanied by pictures of the actual ad circulars. These are either leaked by insiders or intentionally released by large retailers to give consumers insight and allow them time to plan.
In recent years, some retailers including Walmart , Target , OfficeMax , Big Lots , and Staples have claimed that the advertisements they send in advance of Black Friday and the prices included in those advertisements are copyrighted and are trade secrets. This policy may come from the fear that competitors will slash prices, and shoppers may comparison shop. The actual validity of the claim that prices form a protected work of authorship is uncertain as the prices themselves though not the advertisements might be considered a fact in which case they would not receive the same level of protection as a copyrighted work.
While some sites have complied with the requests, others have either ignored the threats or simply continued to post the information under the name of a similar-sounding fictional retailer. However, careful timing may mitigate the take-down notice. The court dismissed the case, ruling that only the third-party posters of the advertisements, and not the ISP itself, would have standing to sue the retailers. However, in recent years, the convenience of online shopping has increased the number of cross-border shoppers seeking bargains from outside of the U.
Statistics Canada indicates that online cross-border shopping by Canadians has increased by about M a year since Cross-border shopping solutions exist to mitigate the problem through estimation of the various cost involved.
Retailers noticed that many consumers, who were too busy to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend or did not find what they were looking for, shopped for bargains online that Monday from home or work. In , Hitwise reported: Thanksgiving weekend offered a strong start, especially as Black Friday sales continued to grow in popularity. For the 2nd consecutive year, Black Friday was the highest day for retail traffic during the holiday season, followed by Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.
The survey estimates number of shoppers, not number of people. The length of the shopping season is not the same across all years: the date for Black Friday varies between November 23 and 29, while Christmas Eve is fixed at December
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Show More You probably already know that many Black Friday bargains are available online too. Rather than brave the elements or risk being trampled at 5 a. Save the Kevlar vest for another day. We asked a few expert bargain-hunters how online shoppers can score the best deals on Black Friday. Last year, for instance, Wal-Mart offered all of its doorbusters online--but not until later in the day on Friday. Use price-comparison sites like PriceGrabber and Shopping. Then again, many sales start between midnight and 3 a.
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Coupons and Cash Back[ edit ] FatWallet featured a " Coupons " section where users could find discounts from online retailers. Before being acquired, FatWallet also featured its own " Cash Back " rebate shopping section, in which members received back a percentage of purchases made through referral links to partnered retailers. FatWallet has since ended the cash back program and now directs its members to the program offered by Ebates. Several retailers, including Walmart , Target , Best Buy and Staples , have served FatWallet with "take-down" notices pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act , claiming that their sale prices were copyrighted and must be removed from the FatWallet site. FatWallet filed a lawsuit in the U. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against three of the retailers, seeking damages for knowing assertion of invalid copyright claims and a declaratory judgment that the take-down provisions of the DMCA were unconstitutional.
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