How to make the most out of the White Friday sale season?
The White Friday is just around the corner! On November 29, following the best traditions of the West, the Middle East will also celebrate the biggest sale event of the year.
While mostly similar to the Black Friday, known for its great deals and crazy crowd, the White Friday has its own vibe. Created to counterpart its Western sibling and become a peaceful day for successful shopping, it has been gaining more and more popularity in recent years, more online and offline brands joining the trend.
If you are a White Friday veteran, you probably know that the experience is much better if you come prepared. That is why we have created this guide, hoping it would help you face the day fully prepared and get the best deals.
Shall we dive right into it?
1. Create an account in advance
Our first tip is to create an account before the big day and have a wishlist ready to go. It is a great idea for many reasons.
First of all, of course, you will now need to waste precious time searching for the right product on the day and instead spend it actually buying what you really want. The other reason is that by having a wishlist you can ensure that the products you want will not be sold as quickly. All you need to do is open the last and start ticking the boxes one by one. And the last, but definitely not the least reason is price compersion. By saving somewhere the original price, you will see how much you are saving on a deal and feel so much more satisfied when making a purchase.
So, all that considered if you are not big on wasting time, having something as simple as a wishlist and account on the website you want to purchase from can save you from a lot of problems when White Friday strikes.
2. Stalk your favorite companies online
While sales are all great for customers do not forget that the companies do it to gain customer loyalty. So, there is a great chance that they would want to offer something special to their social media followers and email subscribers.
If you don’t want to miss out on more sales and deal we would recommend being more attentive towards your favorite brand social media channels and emails. Remember, they want to please you just as much as you want to make a great purchase. You will also find out which brands are worth to follow. You might end up being seriously surprised by how good some of their email newsletters and social media feeds are and that is a good thing.
3. Set a budget
As sad as it sounds, you need to set up a budget to make sure your White Friday season whether physical or online does not turn into a regrets session you have no idea how to deal with afterward.
The problem has a simple solution — create a list of things you need and set a budget for all of those purchases. Do your best to stick to it. Even if something is heavily discounted and you think it is a great deal it does not mean you actually NEED. And for when it comes to shopping need should be the first and only thing you care about.
Setting a budget is the best guarantee against impulsive purchasing. That way you will avoid the problem of purchasing King bed mattress that way heavily discounted and without return policy while having a standard size bed. We know it might sound ridiculous, but well… Sometimes White Friday gets the best of us.
4. Shop for holidays
The best thing about White Friday is that it is the biggest sale night of the year and it is right before many other celebrations. So, use the occasion to shop for goods in advance.
White Friday is the perfect time to buy presents for your family and friends and purchase New Year decorations at a lower price. It might be a bit troubling because you are on a budget and buying a lot of things might still be a problem, but in general, if you can afford it stocking up on things like presents in advance at a lower price is a good habit.
5. Do your research
Compare the prices between similar products and check different shops for the same products. Somewhere you might find a better deal. It is especially valuable if you are shopping for expensive items likes phones and a notebook because their prices even during White Friday can vary considerably.
Our advice — when hunting for a product for a White Friday it is better to stick with the brands that you have already purchased from. It is not the best time for experimentation, especially if you are shopping online.
6. Not only what, but also how
It is also important to know how you are going to make a purchase. By purchasing with a credit card, you can add extra security to your purchase since banks are particularly responsible for the purchases you made in case of fraud.
But credit cards are tricky so when making a purchase make sure you pay back right away. Do not get into depts just for the day.
7. Keep a cool mind
While all is good some people lose their mind, when shopping. It is the time to get the best deals, yes, but it is also the time when it becomes extremely easy to get involved in a scam. So, safety first. Recheck the credibility of the website and when shopping online keep yourself far from the crowds. And of course, read return policies.
Other than that, we wish you a cool White Friday sale. And while you are here check out Dubaiprint’s sales — at White Fridays we always put discounts on everything (and offer special deals). May the force of big sales be with you!