With Black Friday right around the corner, deal hunting may look a bit different this year. There are a number of unique challenges and supply chain disruptions this year including manufacturing shortages for electronics, toys, and fashion products, as well as increased shipping costs and wait times. These factors are likely to affect Black Friday shopping in different ways. Here are some tips on how you can navigate these issues with ease:
1. Shop early Black Friday deals
While Black Friday is at the end of November, Black Friday Deals begin as early as late October. The best time to shop for these deals is typically as soon as they start. Especially this holiday season, shopping early is the best strategy to find the most savings during Black Friday while best avoiding supply chain disruptions. Make sure to keep an eye on the reebee app for these early Black Friday deals.
2. Be aware of supply chain disruptions
This year, there are a number of global supply chain disruptions that are making it difficult for manufacturers and retailers to fulfill orders. As a result, many popular items will sell out quicker than in the past, and these items will not be restocked nearly as fast. Recently, there has also been a shortage in shipping containers, as well as rising gas costs. Both of these factors make the shipping process much less efficient.
Overall, toys, handbags, and shoes are some of the sought after items that will not be as available this holiday season. Shopping early is the most effective way to get ahead of the curve and find all the items that you need while avoiding the supply chain issues. According to experts interviewed by CTV News, toys, furniture, appliances, handbags, and clothing are among the most difficult items to obtain this year.
3. Use reebee to price match
Many large department stores offer price matching as an option to save on everyday items. To maximize savings, the reebee app can be used as a tool to search and compare prices from different stores.
For a comprehensive list of which stores in Canada offer price matching and further information on their matching policies, visit reebee’s Guide on Price Matching in Canada.
4. Prepare your shopping list
Creating a holiday shopping list is super helpful when buying gifts and hunting for deals. You can create your list ahead of time directly in the reebee app, finding all the cheapest prices on your desired items along the way! You can then easily refer to this list on your mobile device while shopping to stay focused and conveniently find all the items you’re looking for.