Black Friday 2018
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On Black Friday Global you'll find all the information about Black Friday in Saudi Arabia 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 (Saudi Arabia) provided by Picodi - the best and biggest discounts provider on earth!

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In Saudi Arabia 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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Black Friday in Saudi Arabia

This event, known previously only in the States, has gained a truly worldwide popularity within just a few years. In Saudi Arabia – 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 Saudis in November? Which categories of goods are characterised by the highest demand? How much money do Saudi Arabians 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.

Global Recognition

GROWTH OF INTEREST IN BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AROUND THE WORLD OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS

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.

BLACK FRIDAY IN SAUDI ARABIA

Over the past 5 years, the popularity of this shopping event has been growing. The survey suggests that almost half of Saudis will participate in Black Friday this year (an increase of 10 percentage points compared to 2017). The smallest part of consumers will shop in traditional offline-only shops (15%), the rest will either opt for online-only option (42%) or will combine online with offline shopping (43%). For comparison, in 2017 the percentage of users choosing only brick and mortar stores was higher by almost a half (from 25% to 15%).

Boosting The Global Economy

HOW DO SALES GROW ON BLACK FRIDAY IN COMPARISON WITH A REGULAR FRIDAY

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.

Hard Money

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL BE SPENT BY CONSUMERS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES DURING BLACK FRIDAY

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 Saudi Arabian bargain hunter is willing to pay SAR 899 ($239) in total for his/her Black Friday shopping cart. That is over $50 more than Kuwait consumers, and $33 more than Qataris.

Pieces of Black Friday Cake

WHICH PRODUCTS ARE THE MOST POPULAR ON BLACK FRIDAY

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.

Unusual Markdowns

AN AVERAGE DISCOUNT AVAILABLE ON BLACK FRIDAY

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 Saudi Arabia’s online stores reached 44% last year, when forecasting Saudis’ Black Friday 2018 expenses, it could translate into SAR 706 of possible average savings.

Black Friday Figures in Saudi Arabia

  • 79% of Saudis know what Black Friday is, and 45% is willing to participate in the shopping spree this year
  • 42% of bargain hunters will choose online only shopping, with almost the same percentage of customers combining online and offline sales (43%)
  • An average Saudi Arabian will spend almost SAR 900 during Black Friday sales, with clothes, electronics and shoes on mind

Methodology and Data Sources

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is a unique day, during which stores around the world lower the prices of their products to a big extent.

When is Black Friday?

This year the Black Friday is November 23.

Is it worth waiting for Black Friday?

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!

Is it safe to buy on Black Friday?

For sure buying online is much safer than shopping in crowded malls. Black-Friday.Global is a safe place where only real offers from verified shops are presented.

What kind of discounts can I expect on Black Friday?

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 riyal!