How old-school retailers lost e-tailers on Black Friday 2018

People wait in line to pay at a Walmart during a sales event on Thanksgiving day in Westbury New York US on Thursday. — Reuters

Thousands of eager shoppers lined up at the entrance of Macy's Herald Square flagship shop in Manhattan, the largest department store in the US, at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

But across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day to take part in this most famous ritual of American consumerism.

Consumers in San Francisco led the rest of the country with over 2.3 million online transactions, followed by over 954,000 in New York City, more than 415,000 in Dallas and 389,000 in Houston by 10:30 pm ET, according to payments processor First Data Corp, which collects data from about 1 million U.S. merchants.

While many lined up outside of Best Buy on Thanksgiving afternoon, the shopping didn't end then. The average spend of those who already shopped on Black Friday was US$407.20, up 2.1 per cent over previous year, he said.

The new Black Friday nightmare for retailers like Walmart and Lowe's is a website malfunction.

LONDON, Nov 24 ― Britain's retailers are hoping Black Friday discounts will get shoppers spending again after a torrid year for much of the sector.

Data from retail research firm ShopperTrak also showed that visits to stores fell a combined 1 per cent during Thanksgiving and Black Friday compared with the same days in 2017.

Karnataka: 25 passengers killed as bus plunges into canal in Mandya
The accident occurred in Mandya district as the driver lost control of the vehicle while going at a high speed, said G. Eyewitnesses told TNM that the only other survivors from the incident are the driver and the conductor of the bus.

The National Retail Federation predicts folks will spend more - 4.1 percent more, to be precise - this year than last.

About 38 per cent of American consumers plan to shop on Black Friday this year, and six in 10 of those shoppers anticipate making at least half of their holiday purchases on that day, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed last week.

Mastercard's SpendingPulse report predicted total Black Friday sales to reach $23 billion this year, up from last year's $21 billion, according to The Associated Press. Target says that at its electronics area, where there are usually two cash registers, four workers will be sent with handheld devices to help ring up customers buying TVs, video games and other devices. And customers can check out at many stores with a salesperson in store aisles. Garcia told his family he had to work early on Friday, a ruse so he could surprise them.

Very cold weather in the US North-east may have kept some shoppers at home, although industry analysts also reported added demand for coats and other warm clothing. Among the most popular toy deals were Lego, L.O.L. Surprise from MGA Entertainment and Mattel's Barbie.

Shoppers are also facing new free shipping options. Adobe claims to have collected more than a trillion data points from 80 of the top 100 USA e-commerce websites for its report.

Department store chain John Lewis said the most searched-for products so far on Friday were Apple Airpods and the Applewatch Series 3.

Related News:

  • Protesters march after death of man who wasn’t mall shooter

    Protesters march after death of man who wasn’t mall shooter

    Cellphone videos show people fleeing through the food court, knocking over a cash register and cowering in employee backrooms. Bradford's family could not be reached, though some details of his life and final minutes have emerged online.
    Taiwan votes on gay marriage, controversial name change

    Taiwan votes on gay marriage, controversial name change

    The vote against changing the name used in global sporting events to Taiwan was seen as a test of support for independence. Tsai was elected President in a landslide victory in January 2016 after a political career mostly as an outsider.
    Coutinho Clause Stops Barcelona From Signing Liverpool Players

    Coutinho Clause Stops Barcelona From Signing Liverpool Players

    Barcelona's shirt sponsors - Nike - further riled Liverpool by announcing Coutinho's arrival weeks before it was formally agreed. The La Liga champions would have to pay an extra £89m on top of any transfer fee if they did try to lure a Liverpool star away.
  • India vs Australia 3rd T20I: Everything you want to know

    India vs Australia 3rd T20I: Everything you want to know

    The Aaron Finch-led side, would look to put up a strong show as they are just a win away from the much-needed series win. Kohli's knock, which came off just 41 deliveries, was laced with four boundaries and a couple of sixes.
    Mary Kom wins historic sixth gold

    Mary Kom wins historic sixth gold

    The 21-year-old though, brought home a silver on her World Championships debut - India's seventh silver medal from the tournament. There was heartbreak for Sonia Chahal in the featherweight ( 57kg ) class as she lost to Germany's Ornella Wahner 4-1.
    At least 40 killed in attack on religious scholars in Afghanistan capital

    At least 40 killed in attack on religious scholars in Afghanistan capital

    A government spokesperson Najib Danish was quoted as saying that a suicide bomber may have been behind the attack. The Islamic State group said it was behind two attacks in Kabul in August that killed dozens of people.
  • Microsoft brings Skype calling to Alexa-enabled devices

    Microsoft brings Skype calling to Alexa-enabled devices

    The TP-Link HS100 smart plug is Alexa and Google-compatible, meaning you can control it by voice via your Echo or Google Home. We're most excited to see sales on the new Echo and the new Alexa-powered Microwave.
    Dragon Ball hero Goku makes premiere at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Dragon Ball hero Goku makes premiere at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    The Ohio State University Marching Band tweeted photos of them on their way to NYC, and then some of them taking in the sights. MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE 2018 CHANNELS: The two channels that are airing the parade are the NBC network and CBS.
    Rain Wreaks Havoc In 2nd T20I Between India And Australia

    Rain Wreaks Havoc In 2nd T20I Between India And Australia

    Perhaps the only silver lining is that they still can maintain their unbeaten record in this format with victory on Sunday. It hinted at a possible re-promotion for the skipper to number three, in light of KL Rahul's struggles off late.
  • Wallabies Axed Over Women In Hotel Room

    Wallabies Axed Over Women In Hotel Room

    Ashley-Cooper played his first test in more than two years last weekend against Italy , and Beale was a replacement. The Wallabies' website believed the women were Ashley-Cooper's sister-in-law and friends.
    Roger Stone associate in plea talks with Mueller's team

    Roger Stone associate in plea talks with Mueller's team

    In response to the revelation on the plea agreement, Stone told ABC News that he is not aware of any plea talks involving Corsi. Corsi's role in the investigation centers on the possibility that he served as a contact between Stone and Wikileaks.
    Nissan board meets to decide fate of chairman Carlos Ghosn

    Nissan board meets to decide fate of chairman Carlos Ghosn

    Kyodo News reported yesterday that the Tokyo District Court has decided Ghosn and Kelly would be detained for a further 10 days. Ghosn is accused of financial wrongdoing including under-reporting his income and misuse of company assets.

Most liked

Virgin Atlantic in talks to rescue Flybe
Stobart Group had considered a former offer earlier this year, but its bid was rejected by Flybe . Shares in the Exeter airline surged in response to confirmation of Virgin Atlantic's interest.

Chuck Grassley Goes After Roberts for Trump Comments
The latest figures show the 9th Circuit had the fourth highest reversal rate during the October 2017 term. The left will tell you that Schumer's problem is a chronic failure of nerve in confronting Republicans.

Spanish PM announces deal on Gibraltar ahead of Brexit summit
DUP leader Arlene Foster told the Times that Mrs May's deal would be a worse outcome than a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Ranveer Singh To Deepika Padukone
Deepika might not be very open-mouthed about her feelings but Ranveer Singh never gets shy in expressing his feelings. He says, "Ladies and gentlemen, I married the most attractive girl in the world", as he invites Deepika on the stage.

Land Rover unveils 2019 Range Rover Evoque
When pulling away, the stored energy is redeployed to assist the engine under acceleration and reduce fuel consumption. The mild hybrid powertrain is a first for Land Rover and works by harvesting energy normally lost during deceleration.

Nissan board votes to oust arrested CEO
Saikawa said he could not reveal all details of what had happened because the case was still under investigation. Renault owns a 43 percent voting stake in Nissan , which owns 15 percent of Renault - and no voting rights.

Bomb attack on mosque kills 26 Afghan troops during Friday prayer
At least 26 people were killed in an explosion during Friday prayers at a mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost . No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Theresa May Confirms UK's Position On Gibraltar's Sovereignty Has Not Changed
He says her proposed Brexit agreement reached with the European Union would leave the a "pitiful and pathetic place". Housing and equality minister Ms Sacramento was standing in for Gibraltar's chief minister, Fabian Picardo.

Migrant caravan: Mexican officials deny United States border deal
Mexico's incoming deputy interior minister Zoe Robledo said details of the "Remain in Mexico" scheme were still being worked out. US President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to close border with Mexico, if necessary, to fight illegal immigration.

Punches Thrown and Sidelines Emptied in Ole Miss-Miss St Brawl
Tensions were running high Thursday as four players were ejected from a heated Ole Miss-Mississippi State rivalry game. Brown's touchdown was eventually called back because time had expired in the third quarter.

Mike Ditka recovering after suffering heart attack
According to a report by The Blast , he is now in a Florida hospital recovering from a "mild heart attack" some time this week. Ditka's ferocious on-field presence and his fiery approach to coaching translated well to film and television.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is now "leaning less"
It reopened 11 years later, after various methods to counteract the tilt managed to reduce it by 15.95 inches. The tower has now started to measurably straighten.

James Comey, Loretta Lynch subpoenaed by House Republicans
Comey himself took to Twitter to announce this development, and said he would "resist" a "closed door thing". The depositions ask the former officials to sit for closed-door depositions in December , according to CBS.

Chase Daniel fills in, leads Bears to 23-16 win over Lions
"And I felt really good about an opportunity here with Coach Nagy to back up Mitch (Trubisky), to help groom him along". Lions: Rookie RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) and WR Marvin Jones (knee) were inactive with injuries.

Magnificent Mary storms into final
She also added: "My opponent was taller than me and strong also". This is the second time India are hosting the championships. She has also won a silver medal in 2001.