Black Friday is only a few days away, and a lot of stores are opening their doors even earlier this year, by starting big sales on Thursday evening.
“We get in a lot more freight. We get trucks in every day now just filling up the floor and having reserves in the back just so we can hopefully be in stock for our guests on Black Friday,” store manager at the Target in Wichita Falls Kerry Beaver said. “It’s pretty much an hands on deck Thursday, Friday and everybody is pretty great about it. We have extra people here. We have people we hire for seasonal so they’re ready to go as well.”
With Cyber Monday becoming a growing trend, many shoppers say they want to take advantage of great deals from home.
“I’m from out of town, so I don’t really want to go stand in line or any of that,” shopper Terry Hayman said.”
According to Forbes, in 2014 Black Friday traffic on social media doubled from 2013 to more than 2 million discussions, which were reportedly used to drive online sales for Cyber Monday.
“Cyber Monday is big, but we still continue to see the big crowds that we see every year for Black Friday,” Beaver said.
Walmart, Target and Kohls all open at 6 p.m. on Thursday for Black Friday, Best Buy and Toys R Us open at 5 p.m.