Yes it’s that time of year again, so prepare to be ‘boiled’ over by some great deals this Black Friday!
Smarter are excited to get amongst the mayhem sales event of the year, which kicked off early this morning around the UK.
Elsewhere we are excited to reveal that Best Buy have deals running across Black Friday and Cyber Monday for our North American friends.
This will mark the first time Smarter will take part in the birthplace of Black Friday, since launching the Smarter product range across the US earlier this year.
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Black Friday, which came to the UK in 2014, is becoming an internet bonanza, with research showing well over half the spend will be done online.
In the UK, analysts expect sales on Friday to have topped last year’s £1.9bn, with people hunting for discounts ahead of an expected rise in prices in 2017.
Barclaycard, which processes nearly half of the credit and debit card transactions in the UK, said payment transactions were 6% higher than last year’s Black Friday.
Total spending was £2.9bn, although that also includes non-Black Friday specific purchases, a spokesman said. The firm processes payments for customers of Barclaycard, Barclays and several major retailers.
The total for the following four days is forecast to rise to more than £4bn once the weekend and Cyber-Monday – an online-only event – are included.