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Black Friday Essentials

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Black Friday Essentials

 

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Black Friday has become a holiday shopping tradition and the kickoff to the biggest holiday season of the year. Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 28, 2014 this year. All sorts of retailers big and small take the time to create a holiday shopping experience for everyone to enjoy. This year, we want to make sure you have all your holiday essentials for your Black Friday promotions! Here are some facts about Black Friday that you shouldn’t ignore:

Last year, Black Friday shopping accounted from $57.4 billion dollars in sales averaging about $407.23 per person! That is a lot of Christmas gifts. People are more than willing to go out to stores to make purchases. Although Cyber Monday is gaining in popularity, retail shopping at stores is still the preferred choice.

Store Supply Warehouse has all sorts of retail store essentials at great prices. Make sure you check out our tagging guns and fasteners. We have guns available as low as $7.95 for an economy regular tagging gun. We offer tagging gun fasteners in 1, 2 and 3″ lengths. We have clear and colored fasteners in boxes of 5,000. If you are new to purchasing a tagging gun, we have this great video on how to use them! We also have a huge assortment of paper and plastic bags. All of our bags are available is sizes and quantities that are sure to fit into your budget. If you need signage to promote your sales and store specials, check out our great selection of signs and sign holders .

Whatever you need for your holiday sales, please take a look around our website. If you need us, we are here for you! We will be open on Black Friday from 7:00am-7:00pm CST and 24/7 on the web.

 

Tuesday Tip: Cyber Monday Information

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Stemming from Black Friday, Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving. This year Cyber Monday will be on November 30, 2009. With entire websites dedicated to help consumers find the best deals for this year’s Cyber Monday, it can be very competitive to get your sale noticed. Obviously if you don’t have an online store, Cyber Monday is not as big of a “selling holiday” for you, but it doesn’t hurt to be knowledgeable about online sales.

Here are a few facts about Cyber Monday to keep in mind:

  • Victoria’s Secret’s website was completely down between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during Cyber Monday in 2008, resulting in a decrease in sales and backlash from customers.
  • Cyber Monday sales were up 15 percent in 2008 at $846 million compared to 2007.
  • The term “Cyber Monday” was coined by shop.org in 2005 as a marketing tactic.

The number one, most important thing for eCommerce sites is to be able to remain functional with high amounts of traffic on Cyber Monday. When sites are down, customers are not willing to wait around, they will simply find what they are looking for with a click of a button to a competitor’s site. Though, some situations cannot be helped, do everything you can to test and retest your site to make sure it does not crash right as a customer clicks purchase.