Thanksgiving day is a time for shopping. Black friday shoppers are dwindling, and even if they weren’t, having sales on Thanksgiving could give us a good boost. Even though people may have less time on their holiday to celebrate, it should be allowed because producers and consumers will both benefit and it will boost our economy.
Black Friday has multiple reasons for it being named “Black Friday”. It traces back to the 1950’s when it was called “Black Friday” because of the surplus amounts of call-ins for employees trying to score a four-day weekend after Thanksgiving. In Philadelphia during 1961, the Friday after Thanksgiving was called Black Friday because it was the day when stores were coming out of the “red”, which was the downward shopping period between July and August. This was the biggest time retailors saw the numbers, “in the red”. The Friday after Thanksgiving marked when retailors saw the profit go up, “in the black”; therefore, the term Black Friday arose.
Technology has made it to where we can shop online or from our phone in just seconds. It has also brought us coupons, debit/credit cards, checks, organizational charts and so much more. Shopping online can save us money and time. When shopping online you can most of the time get discounts, buy in bulk and have items delivered to your house which in turns saves you money. Dollar Tree’s online store is a great tool to have; however, you have to buy in bulk online. With that being said that means when you go to check out you have to have the minimum amount of each item, which can be a pain. It is still nice to look and see what they have, and possibly buy sets of containers or anything else you may need a lot of. Dollar Tree accepts coupons(! What does this mean? It means you can get things for almost nothing and sometimes completely free. It helps tremendously when you have a tight budget. Due to all the advancements in technology even your local Dollar Tree has debit/credit card readers. Most people don’t carry around a lot of money so their cards are their best friends. Have you ever walked in a Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Dollar General or Family Dollar? I bet you noticed that they are all set up pretty much the same way. They get sent organizational charts every time they bring new item in, delete item or the seasons change. This is to give them all the same look and flow, and it also makes it to when you go into any of these stores even for the first time all of the stores are laid out pretty much the same. People hate looking for things in a store, and this nifty invention takes out most of the guess work. Remember as you walk through the front of the store this Christmas season what do you see? Christmas items everywhere they do that because they know it will impulse you to buy it even if you don’t need
Target is known for offering some of the best Black Friday deals. It makes sense. After all, the retailer’s slogan is “Expect More, Pay Less.” With a comprehensive Black Friday ad that provides deep discounts in products in every department across the store, it’s no surprise that Target is one of the go-to stores for the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year.
Promotions, marketing, and advertisements are typically created to acquire and retain consumers and to sell large quantities of a product. Every consumer may have a different perception of the same marketing tactic. This paper will discuss a promotion that was experiences personally, to what extent it changed or influenced my behavior, if the decision to purchase or not purchase would have been made either way, if it would have been different in some way, and what the seller could have done differently so that I would have done what they wanted.
The article “On Black Friday, Walmart Is Pressed for Wage Increases” is by Steven Greenhouse. Greenhouse has been writing for The New York Times since 1983. He has written many articles about Walmart, so he is a credible source for this article. The tone of this article is serious since, explains how Walmart employees think that they need to be paid more. The thesis of this article is that Walmart employees are protesting on the Black Friday of 2014 and think their wages should be increased.
When families want to reward themselves and their family, it is usually pretty expensive. Most families are always looking for deals and coupons to be able to afford their lifestyles. People usually want new things but, new things are not always in anybody’s budget. Luckily, Black Friday has unbeatable deals for people to spend and still keep a budget. Every year Black Friday brings in all kinds of people even people who usually do not indulge in sales. People prefer to shop during Black Friday because Black Friday provides families with an opportunity to afford things they always wanted, families saving money on Black Friday helps them stay on budget, and people will spend less on Black Friday.
If you are dreading this fine Monday morning (and the beginning of the work week) let me offer up some fantastic news. It’s a short work week as Thanksgiving is only a few days away. The bad news? The relatives are probably coming to have dinner on Thursday. Not to worry! With so many TV marathons slated over this long weekend, there is a good chance you can find yourself a comfy chair and a binge watch with the only interaction being commercial breaks.
Worse off, the majority of Black Friday retailers have adopted the routine of locking entrances until the exact minute of opening time. Mingled with insufficient staffing and crowd organization, shoppers are primed to uncontrollably charge into stores as soon as the doors open. Once one person begins running, everyone follows. The concept of social proof states, “if somebody else is in a hurry, there must be some urgency, so I should hurry, too,” (McGraw, 2015). Once everyone is running toward the same destination, the situation turns bad quickly. The majority of mob calamities are associated with “crazes,” the occurrence of everyone rushing toward the same thing, that they all
Around the holiday season, many people will walk for hours around multiple stores and through numerous aisles of products with no intention of actually buying any of them, merely taking note of what appeals to them for a later date. When that day comes, however, the item has already become scarce, and the customer complains about the store not having what he/she desires. So much time and energy gets wasted
Many people find themselves scrabbling days before Christmas to find any Christmas tree and go to Home Depot to find the one that fits their ceiling and rushes to get it in their homes, but my family and I take Christmas tree shopping very seriously. Every year my Mom, Dad, Brother, and myself travel to Canarsie Market in Brooklyn to find our Christmas tree. It is a tradition since my whole family, including myself is born in Brooklyn. We travel around the market for hours trying to find the perfect tree. We find ourselves splitting up in different rows and calling out when we think one of us has seen a tree that is attractive and has a good height. We constantly find ourselves asking workers if there are any Douglas or Noble fir trees available
Brick- and–mortar retail store is being around for many years now before we even have an access to internet. But I’m personally think Online shopping will be more accessible as a current trend and brick-and-mortar retail stores will be not many around. As a current trend , most of house hold items is being purchase from Amazon or eBay by online purchase because it fast and quickly purchases just by clicking and many people is known to purchase daily groceries from online now. But for buy beware, online shoppers tend to skeptical of the most electronic goods or cloths that has purchase from online. Because we are used to going to store and can able to actually feel and test the items thoroughly before purchasing the item. Even though, many
Peter and Melanie recently just moved into their house in Skokie and are decorating the house with home goods from Macy’s. Since Macy’s is so close to her house, she has gotten most of her home good appliances from there and has liked it so far. Besides the home goods area, she purchases children's clothes from Macy’s since they are always on sale. She prefers the prices compared to Nordstrom for her two growing children who need clothes more often. She finds it cheaper and easier to shop at Macy’s because her kids are continually growing out of clothes since Mia is three years old and her son, Sean is 5 months old. She really likes that they have the sales, but gets confused when they are because they occur so often. Since Macy’s is in her area, she goes there often, but wish they had higher end brands for her to splurge on. Melanie shops for herself when she needs to, but shops, mostly for her children since they need clothes more often. She shops on average once a month for her family and does it at the local outdoor mall. She will go to J.C. Penny, Lord & Taylor, and Dillard's but her favorite place to shop is Target because of how clean and organized it is. Target is a further drive so she does not go there as often since she would need to carve out a couple of hours for a target run. It is also easier for Melanie to go to closer places like Macy’s for
This ensures a quick bargain without even having to get dressed to leave the house. People are able to shop for nearly anything while in their pajamas. Sometimes consumers just do not feel like going out and fighting the crowds to find the perfect birthday or wedding present. Black Friday is a prime example. Many people avoid all traditional brick-and-mortar shopping the day after Thanksgiving because of the overwhelming crowds and instead opt for Cyber Monday and enjoy shopping from the comfort of their own home, workplace, or mobile device. What if it is unrealistic to wait for a certain product? Even with expedited shipping, online shopping is not practical in certain situations. Even though all grocery shopping can be done online, what happens when a parent runs out of formula for their baby or need milk for their children’s cereal the next morning? Waiting anywhere from a day up to two weeks is not realistic. What happens when an outfit is bought online, and once it has been received the clothing it does not fit? Online shoppers must go through the return process and wait for the company to send out a new size or refund their money. In the traditional shopping setting, patrons are able to try on clothes and therefore eliminate having to exchange them because they do not fit. The possibility of receiving the wrong item altogether is much higher with online shopping than with traditional
There’s no doubt that people are shopping and buying more items these days. Whether it’s from necessity, for luxury, or as an investment, people have the ability to buy more and have more options for shopping.