KHD Buzz – Black Friday Expands, Shipping Delays May Not be a Thing This Year and More

KHD Buzz – Black Friday Expands, Shipping Delays May Not be a Thing This Year and More

November 29, 2021 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Black Friday is No Longer a Single Day

Often citing the fact that they are facing scarce year-end inventories and a shortage of workers, retailers are turning “Black Friday” into a month-long event, with many major retailers launching their ‘big deals’ well ahead of the traditional Day After Thanksgiving push. Read More

Early Holiday Shopping is Helping Lighten the Load for Shipping Companies

With more Americans finishing their holiday shopping earlier this year, FedEx, UPS, and the US Postal Service may not face the expected rush to deliver gifts as Christmas approaches. “I don’t want to come across as overconfident, but we’re optimistic,” Bill Seward, UPS president of global sales and solutions, said. Read More

Retailers Fighting Back on Credit Card Fee Increases

The decision by Amazon.com to stop accepting Visa as a mode of payment in the United Kingdom may lead to discussions that lower transaction rates for businesses in general across the globe. The expansion of buy now, pay later programs, according to Chris Dinga, a payments analyst at GlobalData, is one reason why credit card firms may be more prepared to negotiate on costs than in the past. Read More

Paper Catalogs Making a Comeback- Thanks to Millennials

Paper catalogs are regaining popularity in the retail sector, and it’s millennials – a group usually thought of as the second-youngest living shopper demographic – who are driving their resurgence. Read More

Macy’s Is Asking Corporate Staff to Hit the Sales Floor for the Holidays

During the holiday season, Macy’s is recruiting corporate employees to volunteer for shifts in the retailer’s department stores. As it seeks – and struggles – to hire seasonal staff to fulfill demand, the corporation is requesting employees to pitch in on tasks like folding garments and restocking products. Read More

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