On Black Friday Global you'll find all the information about Black Friday in UAE and around the world. We've examined this event in various markets so that you don't miss anything. What's more, you'll find the best discounts in your country (UAE) provided by Picodi - the best and biggest discounts provider on earth!
In UAE Black Friday is by far the biggest shopping event of the year. It always falls on the Friday after the Thanksgiving in the USA which occures on the 23rd of November this year.
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This event, known previously only in the United States, has gained a truly worldwide popularity within just a few years. In the UAE – 79% of respondents know what Black Friday is.
Black-Friday.Global Analysis Team has been closely following this trend for the past several years. We know exactly how relevant this event is for retailers, the domestic and local economy, as well as for average consumers.
How is the interest in shopping and discounts growing among Emiratis in November? Which categories of goods are characterised by the highest demand? How much money do Emiratis spend during Black Friday shopping craze and how are they different from the other nations? We’ve analyzed Black Friday statistics and conducted surveys in 55 countries to answer the above questions. Here are the results of our analysis.
Black Friday is now a phenomenon for a reason. Google’s data suggests that in the last 5 years the interest of Internet users in this event has more than doubled. Every year, in almost every country, the shopping fever results in new sales records. Only in Western Hemisphere countries, where trends from the US appear faster, a moderate increase in Black Friday discounts is noted.
Over the past 5 years, the popularity of this shopping event has been growing consistently. The survey suggests that over half of Emiratis will participate in Black Friday this year (63%, an increase of 15 percentage points compared to 2017). More than half of consumers will shop both online and offline (56%), one-quarter will choose online-only shopping (27%) while the rest will opt for the traditional offline-only (17%) option. Surprisingly, the percentage of users shopping on Black Friday only in online stores this year is lower by 15% compared to 2017. The percentage of consumers choosing brick and mortar stores only will increase (by almost 2%) according to the survey.
Such a great Black Friday recognition results in sales numbers’ surges each year. In each of the 55 analysed countries, the number of online transactions on Black Friday increased significantly when compared to the regular day. Take Greece for example, where users have made 2600% more purchases than usual or South Africa with 2571% growth in transaction number. However, in no other country, the Black Friday interest was as big as in Pakistan, where users activity was higher by enormous 11,525%.
Unsurprisingly so November is usually the month where most profits are generated. According to certain estimates, around 20% of annual turnover is being made in November. What’s more, our internal data allows us to reevaluate that in certain markets – e.g. the UK, Greece, RSA – where even every third transaction is taking place in November.
The results of the survey show that users in North America and Europe are willing to spend the most during Black Friday. On the contrary, Asian customers – i.e. in Pakistan, Malaysia, Philippines – are planning to spend relatively small amounts of money.
Average Emirati bargain hunter is willing to pay $292 in total for his/her Black Friday shopping cart. That is over $50 more than consumers from Saudi Arabia and $107 more than Kuwaitis.
Every year, the world press feeds us with dozens of photos of crowds besieging electronics stores. Surprisingly though, the results of our survey state that clothes, not electronics, are the actual apple of bargain hunters’ eye. Consumer electronics category came second in our ranking. On the other side of the scale books, sports accessories and underwear were the least popular items to buy.
Black Friday is well known for its discounts reaching as high as 80-90%. Even though the number of items available for a single dollar or with 90% discount is highly limited, those participating in Black Friday can count on legitimate bargains. According to our Black Friday 2017 data, the biggest discounts were available for Americans (68% average markdown), Canadians (66%) and Ukrainians (66%). A little less impressive rebates were found in Russia (58% average markdown), Brazil (57%) and Turkey (56%). World’s average sets around 55% off.
As the average discount in the UAE online stores reached 45% last year, when forecasting Emiratis’ Black Friday 2018 expenses, it could translate into AED 874 of possible average savings.
This report was created based on data provided by Picodi.com – a global discounts provider existing since 2010. Black-Friday.Global – dedicated to Black Friday deals – was created by Picodi.com. 12,000 participants from 55 countries took part in the survey.
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Black Friday is a unique day, during which stores around the world lower the prices of their products to a big extent.
This year the Black Friday is on November 23.
Sure! Even though Black Friday is not the only opportunity to save a lot of money, such a great discounts are available only during the last Friday of November!
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On average during Black Friday users enjoy 55% markdown. A true bargain hunters might even have the opportunity to grab some products for a single dirham!