We can see a clear picture here. The busiest day of the year, Black Friday is declining while online retailers see sales are jumping. Black Friday sales fall nearly 11% from last year. How is it gonna be today; on Cyber Monday?
Some shops starts the sale the day before Black Friday and that can be a reason, but if you look at Thanksgiving, it also dropped this year by nearly 11%. Other retailers are offering bargains long before Thanksgiving and that can be another reason to the decline.
The biggest reason I think, is the increased online shopping which jumped 14,3% on Friday from last year. Many people doesn`t want to participate in the wild shopping crowds and prefer rather to shop online than in stores.
It`s Cyber Monday today and the term was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online. I wrote about both Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2013, but nobody knew what it was. Now, many knows what Black Friday is but still today no one know what Cyber Monday is.
It`s probably to early for people in Europe. Cyber Monday made its debut on November 28, 2005, and quickly became one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. The trend is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday.
Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday means busy days for Amazon that revealed the latest prototype of drones.
Amazon are planning to deliver packages in under 30 minutes. The new drones weigh 55 pounds and can deliver packages weighing up to 5 pounds. Amazon has many prototypes, and they are ready to launch the service once the company has the «regulatory support.»
Google revealed that it wants to launch a drone service in 2017, while Walmart said they are now starting drone testing.
What about FedEx, UPS and DHL?