Holiday shopping arrives ... online
Most shoppers who traditionally rush to Black Friday sales will instead be crowding online checkouts this year.
most of the traditional black Friday crowds will be rushing online checkouts this year. This is going to be an earlier holiday. Ah, longer holiday and a much more promotional holiday. Retailers and consumers still face uncertainty about the holidays due to Cove in 19. We don't know how people behave in a pandemic when they're not traveling to their grandparent's house for Christmas. They're not going to Christmas or holiday parties. Weeks before Halloween retailers jumpstarting the holiday shopping season with Amazon's prime day and competing sales from Wal Mart, Target and Best Buy. It's always a great idea to start early, when you're looking at products that will have very high demand throughout the holiday season. But it may be even more important this year, with some experts anticipating shortages and slower shipping times due to the increase in demand for online shopping. Shopping online is convenient, but it comes with some risk, and that risk is getting the packages delivered on time and getting the packages delivered to the right place. The hot items consumers, air getting delivered are practical things that are going to keep people safe at home. Andi, capable of working from home and in some cases being educated at home, perhaps skipping the tacky holiday sweater. This year, a Santa adjusts to the new normal. Liz McGlaughlin, NBC News.