However, this year, due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the offline Thanksgiving sales promotion is expected to become extremely cold. Therefore, Wal Mart announced that it will close offline stores on Thanksgiving Day and start the Black Friday promotion in the physical stores from 5:00 am the next day. It is understood that affected by the epidemic, this years black five sales promotion is mainly some very practical household goods, such as printers, towels, socks and underwear.
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At the same time, in order to control the flow of people in physical stores, Wal Mart opened the holiday shopping season earlier than before this year, and provided free delivery service for orders above $35. Some goods can also choose free next day delivery or door-to-door delivery.
According to the global times, in store shopping has disappeared. However, many consumers panic about the rebound of the epidemic situation has made the hoarding and buying tide staged ahead of time.
As of the 20th, 22 states in the United States have implemented epidemic prevention and control measures, and the outbreak again has caused some consumers to panic. Wal Mart said some stores were struggling to cope with the surge in demand for cleaning products. Retailer Kroger limits the amount of toilet paper and tissue that consumers buy. Amazon, an e-commerce giant, said most of the disinfectant wipes and tissues were sold out.
U.S. retail sales rose 0.3% in October compared with the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Wall Street Journal said, citing data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That was well below the 1.6% increase in September and the smallest monthly increase since May. In May, consumer spending rebounded from a sharp decline in the early days of the epidemic. Although U.S. consumers spent more on cars, electronics and home furnishings in October, sales in key areas such as grocery stores, clothing and restaurants declined, the report said. Excluding cars, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales rose 0.1% from a downward revision of 0.9% in September, Reuters said.
French retailers delay black five promotion
It is not just American consumers who are about to experience a different black five.
Several retailers, such as Amazon France and Carrefour, have decided to postpone their Black Friday shopping promotion activities, Xinhua reported.
In order to curb the spread of the second wave of Newcastle disease, France once again closed the city for one month from October 30, requiring shops selling non essential goods to be closed and restaurants and bars to be closed. This years Black Friday is November 27, during the closure period.
Frances Ministry of Finance said on the 19th that a weeks postponement of the black five shopping promotion will help ensure that shops reopen under the safest circumstances. Supermarkets and Internet retailers are open to delaying the black five date, demonstrating social responsibility.
Frederick Duval, chief executive officer of Amazon France, said on the 19th: we decided to postpone the black five promotion today, which will help businesses reopen their stores before December 1. This years black five will be on December 4.
Two French retail giants Carrefour and Le Clair supermarket group also decided to postpone the black five promotion.
Black five orders in China, can overseas shopping package be assured?
There are not a few overseas Taoists, but there are also many worries caused by overseas epidemic. Can cross-border goods be purchased with confidence? Do you need special treatment after receiving the package?
According to Red Star News, Deng Liangli, chief of the disinfection and vector biological control section of the Chengdu CDC, said, with the advent of winter, the temperature drops suddenly, which is conducive to the survival of the virus on the surface of the articles, and there may be risks in scouring goods from areas with severe epidemic situation.
Previously, cctv.com also reported that due to the sharp increase in the number of asymptomatic infections abroad, in addition to imported seafood, express packages, letters and other packages sent from high-risk areas can not rule out the possibility of carrying virus. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of China CDC, suggested that after winter, international cargo transportation may have transmission links similar to cold chain transportation under low temperature environment. However, he also said that in the case of low frequency of contact, the relevant risk may be small. So how to deal with the package and reduce the risk after receiving the package? Citizens are advised to use alcohol spray or alcohol cotton ball to wipe the package when they receive the package. After handling the package, they should wash their hands carefully. They should not touch their mouth, eyes and nose directly with their hands. Therefore, paying attention to hand hygiene is the premise of safe overseas shopping. Source: Daily Economic News Editor: Wang Xiaowu_ NF
Previously, cctv.com also reported that due to the sharp increase in the number of asymptomatic infections abroad, in addition to imported seafood, express packages, letters and other packages sent from high-risk areas can not rule out the possibility of carrying virus.
So how to deal with the package and reduce the risk after receiving the package? Citizens are advised to use alcohol spray or alcohol cotton ball to wipe the package when they receive the package. After handling the package, they should wash their hands carefully. They should not touch their mouth, eyes and nose directly with their hands. Therefore, paying attention to hand hygiene is the premise of safe overseas shopping.