With extra time at home, some are starting holiday shopping in August
Retail experts see changes wrought by the coronavirus turning into habits, changing how, when and where people shop.
the reality of retailing in a cove in 19 World has consumers changing how and where they shop. We shop online, we shop with specific item. We going be by it. We opened, get shipped the tree. And that said, When we go to a store, on the other hand, we browse and we pick up a few items and walk away. I think we're moving into a new era. But certainly if the pandemic lengthens and repeats itself, then we're gonna just see a lot more habit forming habits that pushed traditional mall dwellers online for everything from toothpaste toe laptops, experts say while the pandemic isn't the death of brick and mortar, stores were going to have to up the ante in order to survive. But if bricks and mortar is a delivery vehicle for an amazing, engaging, different kind of experience that you can't get at home, those kind of cos we're gonna throw retail and trend expert Jay Cohen says all the time at home has kick started the holiday shopping season both in person and online. I think we're going to see consumers starting to spend earlier than normal on holiday shopping spending that is estimated to reach a record $1 trillion this year. We're already hearing reports from Amazon, for example, that there clearing out their warehouse and to make room for what they expect to sell over the holiday season. Experts do warn. The long term impact on the economy is still unknown. So think before you browse, click and buy Dan Schellman, NBC News.