TAMPA, Fla. – Retail professionals say it would be wise to start shopping on vacation as early as October as social distancing trends are expected to see a surge in online orders.
Purchasing and trend experts such as Sara Skirboll also participated RetailMeNot As families are more home, you can expect families to buy more toys and electronics, as well as office and virtual classroom supplies. This is in contrast to the trends of recent years where families have relied on experiential gifts.
With the pandemic causing so many families to stay home more often than brick and mortar stores, Skirboll plans that more families will want to shop online this holiday season, which could slow down the way your gifts are given out.
She said it was important to start setting up your holiday shopping lists as early as this week to avoid possible shipping delays.
“Start early,” said Skirboll. “Get started right away. That way, there will be no inventory problems or shipping delays.”
RetailMeNot Plus, customers are looking for great deals and discounts this holiday season to help manage the financial burden of the pandemic. To get some of the best deals, Skirboll said you need to know when to shop.
She said some of the best days were only two weeks away. Amazon Prime Day is an annual deal event for Prime members only on October 13th and 14thAccording to Amazon, savings are being made on products from small businesses and top brands.
“Not only will you find great deals on Amazon.com, but all other retailers will be in on the game,” Skirboll said.
These include Amazon’s biggest competitors: Target and Walmart.
RetailMeNot says there are plenty of deals out there, but families need to consider the shopping holidays and events that get the most bang for your buck, including:
1. Amazon Prime Day (67%)
2. Cyber Monday (65%)
3. Black Friday (59%)
4th After the Christmas release (34%)
5. Free shipping day (32%) are also top days this season
6th RetailMeNot Cash Back Day (5th to 6th November) (18%)
7th Thanksgiving (16%)
8th. Panic Saturday (10%)
9. Singles day (9%)