This year, we see Black Friday fall on 27th Nov with Cyber Monday taking place on 30th Nov. With England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales enforcing stronger tiered restrictions, fire breaks and national lockdowns we can safely say that Black Friday shopping in 2020 will be different, very different.
Brits spent an estimated £5.6 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases in 2019, with these few days now billed as one of the biggest shopping events in the UK retail calendar. 2020 will see a rush of shoppers heading online to take advantage of stores offering huge discounts/one-off deals with industry experts predicting an increase in spending this year as retailers promote sales for the whole month with many high street analysts now dubbing it as “Black November”.
Here at acceptcards® we have been steering businesses through these turbulent times, providing card payment solutions so they have both an “On-street” and “Online” presence as we see consumers preferring the security e-commerce shopping experience from the safety of their homes over the perceived risk of queues & crowding on their high streets.
If you feel you may have been caught out by the news of lockdowns and tighter restrictions don’t worry, it’s not too late to ensure you are Black Friday & Cyber Monday and Christmas ready. Whether you are thinking about launching your online store, reviewing your existing online presence to ensure you’re not being overcharged or incurring surcharges on your e-commerce transactions or maybe you’ll need additional card machines to beat the queues when we come out of lockdown again. Now is the right time to make it happen, it’s really simple, talk to us today so we can make sure you maximise this important trading time as we look to close out 2020 in the best shape possible.