Black Friday is arguably the most crucial time of year for retailers. In 2015, monthly spending grew faster in November than December for the first time, and this trend has continued in the years since, according to figures from the BBC.
Since its introduction to the UK market back in 2010 (yes, it’s been just 9 years), Black Friday and its little sister Cyber Monday has taken the retail sector by storm, with many stores now offering deals earlier and earlier, even beginning in October. Many of the best electronics deals can now be snapped up at the beginning of November.
In 2019, British shoppers are planning to spend more than £7 billion on Black Friday deals, according to data from Finder. This works out at £220 per shopper – a significant drop from last years average of £304 each. However, while average spend may have decreased, participation is growing, with almost twice as many people planning to take advantage of this year’s sales.
Tips for Black Friday Shopping
How to Find the Best Deals
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Amazon often leads the way in Black Friday Deals with a huge range of discounts on offer across all departments. In fact, the online retail giant is often credited with bringing Black Friday to the UK. Keep your eye on their dedicated Black Friday offers page over the coming weeks to make sure you bag a bargain.
Argos is another favourite offering deals on a wide variety of products. Plus, you can take advantage of their Click & Collect option, because no one wants to be stuck in a Black Friday queue. Check out their dedicated Black Friday offers page to find the best offers first.
Currys PC World has created a Wish List feature which allows you to track deals on your favourite products throughout the event. They’ve also compiled a survival guide to help you navigate the challenges of Black Friday. Find out much more about Black Friday at Currys PC World on their dedicated page.
John Lewis will be offering discounts across home, fashion, electricals and technology. Deals will be added to their Black Friday page as the time approaches, so keep checking back to make sure you don’t miss out.
Black Friday is hard work, for retailers and shoppers alike, so you might be in need of a holiday. Luckily, Virgin Holidays has you covered, with a range of Black Friday deals across beach holidays, city breaks and family getaways. Check out their Black Friday page for more information.