Got a trampoline you need assembling for your little ones on Christmas eve? Or, they can buy something else entirely. “They’re super easy to give in a pinch because you can print the certificate or send it via email to a loved one who lives hundreds of miles away”, says Woroch. “For shoppers who bought a present close to Christmas and need to mail it cross-country, FedEx offers same-day shipping in all 50 states throughout the year”, says Sarah Hollenbeck, shopping and saving expert at Offers.com.
Shoppers earlier in the day said they’re glad to have gotten it done before the rush and bad weather.
The International Council of Shopping Centers forecasts a 3.8% year-over-year growth in retail sales for this holiday season.
British retailers are hoping a last-minute rush to the shops before Christmas will help boost the UK’s ailing retail sector after a weaker than expected lead up to the festive trading period.
Sunday trading laws in the United Kingdom mean larger stores usually close around 4pm (8pm GST) and so shopper traffic will be busier on Saturday.
The possibility of wintry mix mixed things up for last minute shoppers trying to finish up their Christmas shopping. “Create a list, bring a friend with you and divide the list”.
“With it kind of being a weekend that sprung up on people, so we’re seeing even higher than anticipated traffic inside the mall”, said senior marketing manager Nathan Spradlin.
The survey also shows some people wait until after the holiday to find the flawless gift.
As local retailers head into the final stretch of their busiest time of year they appear pleased with the Christmas shopping season thus far.
“It’s really nice to be here on this attractive day”. “The mall opens from 8 a.m.to 11 p.m. during this last week of Christmas”.
If you haven’t already hit the road for your Christmas trek, maybe you were hitting the stores. He’s shopping for his 7-year-old and 8-year-old daughters.
Target stores across the nation will open at their normal Sunday opening times, but they’ll remain open until 10pm or 11pm in most locations on Christmas Eve.
Many retailers have hours designed for the last-minute gift-giver.
However, with almost every store offering deep discounts for the last-minute shoppers, great deals were not hard to come by, and Booker noticed this.
Call the store before you leave the house to see if the product you want is still available. Melbourne Myer stores are open until 12am Friday, December 22, 11pm Saturday, December 23 and 6pm December 24.