A survey by YouGov has found that this year 93% of shoppers aged 18-44 will be shopping online for Black Friday deals, rather than working a sweat trawling shopping outlets. Sales are said to reach 10 billion of spending this year – a 4% increase on last year’s sales – with most of them being made online.
Though many want to save time shopping online this year, finding the best deals can still be very time-consuming to scout out the best deals.
Thankfully, there are a whole range of tools available to cut down on the amount of time you’ll spend online by providing you with all of the deals right at your fingertips – like a price comparison for Black Friday deals.
Here’s a guide to 3 great apps available to help you find the best deals:
This website works by connecting consumers with stores and brands participating in the annual discount day.
It enables customers to find out where the best deals are from a range of different retailers. It does this through the use of its website, social media channels and app.
Preeti Vadgama, Marketing Director of Black Friday Deals Online said, “Our website makes it possible for shoppers to browse products and services from a number of retailers all in one place, making it easier to receive great discounts without having to even step foot out of the house.”
For more information about Black Friday Deals Online, check out their website here.
Download this app to find out about the best and most up-to-date deals available at a variety of mainstream shops.
There’s a handy bar scanner available to help with finding prices of a certain product and compare this at different stores.
To keep you updated, the app can notify you when new deals come up on the products you like.
With a quick search, Idealo acts as a bargain comparison looking at the most popular items across different stores.
Depending what’s on yours or other’s Christmas lists, you can seek out prices for anything, from laptops, to gadgets and toys.
The app can be downloaded for free and used both online and when you’re out trekking the shops – just keep the barcode to hand to check if you’re getting the best deal.
Consumer editor at Idealo.co.uk, Katy Phillips, says:
“Don’t be tempted to make impulse purchases on Black Friday without first checking what the market price is for a present. The savviest shoppers will have a list of what they are hoping to buy in the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales, as well as already having their desired price range in mind.
Starting its humble beginnings in the US 65 years ago, in 1952, Black Friday quickly grew in popularity in the UK and is now seen as the start of Christmas shopping.