Sunday 19th Jan 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Stuck like glue

Black Friday hit the UK with a tumultuous bang back in 2014. But now it looks like it’s here to stay. Alexandra Leonards takes an in-depth look at the ever-transforming shopping event, and the ways in which retailers are approaching its new challenges.

Black Friday will test the most advanced retailers

With 20 per cent of all custom expected to come from online shopping, Black Friday will “test even the most technologically and operationally advanced of retailers”, according to Mike Danby, CEO of Advanced Supply Chain.

What we need is more Black Fridays

Amazon sold more than two million toys and one million pairs of shoes around the world on Prime Day 2016. Prime Day was launched in 2015 when Prime members bought more than 14 million items worldwide.

Black Friday: 2.5m visits to Argos web site so far

Argos has had 2.5 million online visits since its Black Friday deals went live at 1 am this morning – and the numbers are growing, the retailer has said. The number of visits is over double the daily average.

Black Friday: record start for Currys PC World

Currys PC World reckons that this week has been its biggest ever start to Black Friday. Today it said it had a 1100 per cent rise in hourly unique visitors, and a 2900 per cent increase on orders compared to last week.

Black Friday: retailers have ‘learnt their lesson’

Black Friday has started quietly, with shoppers politely waiting in queues outside stores – a far cry from last year’s unforeseen chaos. However, there have been reports of brawling in the US, and complaints about minor issues with Argos, JD Sports and Zara’s websites this morning.

Retailers brace for Black Friday

Retailers and carriers are braced for today’s Black Friday rush, in the hope that their preparations will avert the problems seen last year.