Thanksgiving weekend is here. Thanksgiving is usually marked by National holiday in which People have a healthy meal with their family and closed ones, with the traditional thanksgiving Turkey.
People, then, go out shopping to buy gift for their family and loved ones to show their love and gratitude towards them.
To describe in simple words, “People give thanks to their dearest this ‘Thanksgiving day’”.
What to shop?
I would opt for purchasing an electronic gadget then Toys. But before judging and shopping on any material, just investigate on the taste of the person for whom you are going to purchase the gift.
For instance, if your son/daughter wanted to buy something of their desire of which you had the knowledge, then opt for that product . It will make their day J
Where to Shop?
Where to shop, is a million dollar question for many. This thanksgiving however, the Shopping problem will be minimum as many giant retailers are all set to open up this Thursday and will continue to be open all weekend.
WalMart, Gap Inc’s Old Navy and Sears Holdings’ K-Mart are again open on Thanksgiving Day to get a headstart, while Toys R Us opens Thursday evening.
Although, the thanksgiving serves as a blessing in disguise for shoppers, it’s not so for the million other employees who have been forced to work for the retailers. L
Coming back to the Thanksgiving retailers, Keith Jelinek, a director at consulting firm AlixPartners’s retail practice said, “If Thursday and Friday are not very good, chances are it will not pick up going up to Christmas”
The Retailers are counting on Thanksgiving to predict the Christmas sales. With shrinking economy and low waged jobs, it will be really interesting to see the percentage of shoppers this thanksgiving.
Also, this time around, the growing Online shopping dominance will challenge the retailers as per a new survey.
A little over half of U.S. online retailers (51%) indicated they would tempt consumers on Thursday by offering special promotions good only on Thanksgiving Day, according to survey results released by Shop.org, the ecommerce branch of the National Retail Federal trade group.
The report found nearly eight out of ten retailers will offer promotions on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, now known as Cyber Monday. Overall, 92.2 percent of online merchants will offer deals over Thanksgiving weekend, hoping to drive holiday sales as consumers enjoy turkey leftovers from the fridge.
I reckon, the special offers that Online companies are planning to offer will benefit both shoppers and companies.
Have a great time folks.