Best Buy closed on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday deals online
A Best Buy employee uses a cart to make purchases for an online customer at the South Bay Center in Boston on November 10, 2020. Retail trends are changing during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Best Buy has started to offer Black Friday sales and offers earlier in the month to lighten up the crowds.
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Best buy said it will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving Day and bring many of its Black Friday deals online for the second year in a row.
The company joins a growing list of retailers who have already started announcing plans for the holiday season. Target and Walmart also said that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day for the second year in a row.
The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been the kick-off for holiday shopping, but in recent years, many retailers have stepped up this earlier and have used deep discounts to drive shoppers to stores on Thanksgiving Day after they’ve finished. their turkey dinners.
Last year, however, the pandemic changed the shopping habits of consumers as they sought more contactless options, such as online shopping or curbside pickup. Retailers have offered more door-to-door deals on their websites to reduce traffic to stores and meet shoppers’ preferences.
Best Buy, in particular, is known for its wide selection of popular Black Friday items, such as flat-screen TVs, tablets, smartphones, and other consumer electronics.
In a company statement on Tuesday, Best Buy did not share its hours of operation or plans for Black Friday, but said it was able to serve millions of customers last year during the Black Friday weekend with curbside pickup and door-to-door parcel shipping.
“This year we will have even more ways for customers to shop easily and conveniently, during Black Friday weekend and throughout the holiday season,” he said.