What is Black Friday?
Philadelphia police found no better description of the chaos that followed the city in the aftermath of Thanksgiving in the 1950s than the name Black Friday.
Shoppers from the city and tourists used to celebrate this time of year with two successive events, the first on Thursday as they celebrate Thanksgiving and the second on Saturday, where they enthusiastically follow the football match between the army and navy teams, which made Friday the middle of the two events. One day the city suffers from traffic congestion and long lines outside shops, where Philadelphia residents and festive tourists accept impulsive shopping, sometimes up to the looting of shops.
So, the Black Friday is a name given by the Philadelphia Police to describe the state of emergency that the police are going through on this insane day. Dreary prevail and has survived for decades now.
Black Friday, or as we call it in the Arab world, “White Friday,” is no longer just a shopping season in North America that celebrates Thanksgiving, but is also becoming popular around the world, including Arab countries.
Considering that online shopping accounts for a large share of shopping on Black Friday, it becomes imperative for anyone who sells anything online, whether through a large online store or an emerging company website, to take care of Black Friday as a shopping season, and strive to achieve The greatest possible increase in sales on this day.
Black Friday or White Friday as we sometimes call it is the day after American Thanksgiving, usually on the last Friday in November each year, which marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season for consumers, so shops intensify their promotions dramatically by Discounts to convince shoppers to buy products from their online and off-line stores.This 2019 Black Friday is Nov. 29.
Black Friday turned Black Friday from a one-day shopping season to a four-day season, starting Friday and continuing on weekends Saturday and Sunday and ending on Cyber Monday.
Usually a different type of discount is used for each of the four days, for example; 50% discount on all products on Black Friday, buy one product and get another free on Saturday, 30% discount on a particular category on Sunday, 50% discount on online purchases on Cyber Monday.
However, there are no rules for the four days. Stores are free to choose the right discounts, which ultimately aim to boost overall sales.