Walmart Black Friday deals just got simplified! No more doorbusters but have no fear, enough stocks of popular items will be available for both online and store shoppers.
Walmart's Black Friday deals have always been popular because of their doorbusters —hourly deals on varied items — and their removal is part of a plan to make holiday shopping a breeze for customers.
In the past, this staple deal lured a large number of customers into physical stores on the lookout for the latest and best deals offered the whole evening. Unfortunately, this strategy can get quite confusing and eventually end up disappointing customers who cut their celebration short, have a game plan in order to grab a specific item and race with others or else end up leaving empty-handed.
Walmart's chief merchandising officer, Steve Bratspies said, "Our plan is fundamentally, make shopping easier for our customers."
"It’s about deals, it’s about availability and it’s about simplicity."
As usual, Walmart will start Black Friday on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. while online deals will be available when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. Pacific time. USA Today has learned the retailer has plans to provide almost all of its deals accessible to customers in physical stores and online at once.
Walmart's Black Friday event will also see the return of its one-hour guarantee, which gives customers lined up on Thanksgiving in the indicated spot in stores between the hours of 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. special deals on the following products — Beats headphones, iPad Air 2, an Xbox One, a 55-inch LG TV and an HP Touch laptop.
The company has stocked up on best-sellers, including toys and TVs, to ensure the availability of the products.
According to ZDNet, iPads would still be one of the attractions on Walmart's Black Friday deals. You can get the iPad mini 2 16 GB for $199, a $70 savings from what Apple currently sells it for. An iPad Air 2 comes at the price of $100 in the one-hour guarantee. If you are fortunate enough to get a guarantee card, then the Apple gadget can be yours, delivered to the store for you at a later date if and when that particular area sells out.
Other gadgets on sale are a 7-inch Android tablet selling at $28.88, a 10.1-inch 32 GB Windows 10 tablet with detachable keyboard at $128 and a 10.1-inch Android slate 32 GB built-in storage, quad processor and also with a detachable keyboard worth $79.
In addition, another huge portion of Walmart's strategy for its Black Friday deals is through the use of its mobile app, wherein holiday shoppers can buy items directly from advertisements in the Black Friday circular and find maps of the store that points out where other special sales are happening, as per Time.
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