Holidays will look a bit different in 2020, and that includes Black Friday the post-Thanksgiving shopaganza. Walmart has released its plan announcing that Black Friday will now be a multi-day event.
Instead of hosting just one blowout sale on the big day, Walmart will offer multiple sale days throughout the month of November. The first begins online on Nov. 4 where the retailer will host discounts on toys, electronics, and home goods with more deals being added for in-store shoppers on Nov. 7.
The following weekend, beginning Nov. 11, shoppers will see more electronic deals online as well as discounts on movies, music, and apparel. As the week prior, more deals will be added for in-store shoppers on Nov. 14. Finally, starting online Nov. 25 (the week of Black Friday), the retailer will host sales on all of its major categories with the option still available to shop in-store on Black Friday, Nov. 27.
Not only is the expanded timeline a notable difference for Walmart’s Black Friday but its move to place the majority of the deals online means you won’t even need to leave your home (or your leftovers) to shop. Plus, less crowded stores means safer shopping for those who do wish to venture out. We’ve been very thoughtful as we planned this year’s event.
Scott McCall, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S says so in a press release stating, “By spreading deals out across multiple days and making our hottest deals available online, we expect the Black Friday experience in our stores will be safer and more manageable for both our customers and our associates.”
If you were worried about not snagging as many Black Friday deals this year, don’t be.