Walmart shoppers will be able to get a head start on holiday discounts, whether they are shopping online or headed to a brick-and-mortar store. More than a third (35 per cent) say that Black Friday is one of the most important days of trading each year, with 82 per cent of those participating expecting to sell more stock on Black Friday than on an average day. Many have claimed this is the best deal and it even beats Cyber Monday 2017 at other stores. Online spending during Black Friday 2017 is already outperforming previous sales events, thanks to a higher number of shoppers and more deals on offer.
It is also highly recommended to sign up as an Amazon Prime customer as Prime customers will get free postage and packaging on all purchases, in addition to exclusive early access to Lightning Deals, throughout the Black Friday period, between 17th - 26th November.
According to research from YouGov, 23 per cent of Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in retail are looking to participate in Black Friday this year, up from 14 per cent last year.
What are Amazon Lighting Deals and "Deals of the Day"? Deloitte are forecasting Black Friday 2017 sales week figures to be up 3.6% on a year ago whilst total sales season figures between November and January are forecasted to reach the $1 trillion mark for the first time.