Shoppers Warned to Shop Early for Christmas or Miss Out
In the News
Just seen a very interesting article on the BBC about buying early for Christmas (Without panic buying) or you could miss out if you leave it to the last minute.
With three months exactly to go until the big day, it is looking more and more uncertain about families being able to spend Christmas together this year and with a huge increase in demand for online shopping, people are being advised to spread their Christmas present shopping out and not wait until the last minute this year.
Lots of companies that usually do big pre-Christmas sales and events in store are scaling back and even pulling them all together. The Smyths Toys £10 off £50 / £20 off £100 event has already been cancelled and Sainsbury's are scaling right back their half price toy event this year so there are not masses of people in the shop. They are going to be focusing on the Argos arm of their retail empire so people can buy online and either get delivery or socially distanced click and collect.
Even before lockdown, online retail sales were up 5% year on year and now its more like 40 - 50% increase and has stayed around 30% more since they were allowed to fully re-open.
Read the full article from the BBC - HERE
Will this change your shopping habits and will you be getting your shopping done earlier this year?
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