We can’t believe another year has passed! It feels like it hasn’t been that long ago since everyone in the world was looking forward to shopping the best online sales for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Before the sale start, here are some shopping tips for Black Friday that you have to know!
In fact, the United States celebrates “Thanksgiving” almost as big as Hong Kong people celebrate the Lunar New Year. Together with the following days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it will drive the online shopping society crazy. It feels like the whole internet is on sale with tremendous discounts of up to 70% or more!
You think the discounts only apply to American online shops? All global online stores, including the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Italy and rest of the world will participate in the Black Friday sale, so mark this day (28.11.2019) in your calendars, and shop everything from the globe with ease!
And if overseas online shops only offer national shipping or asking for high shipping fees to Asia, Buyandship will ship them for you! Simply send your purchases to our closest overseas warehouse and we will deliver your Black Friday orders for you! And the best thing is that you can consolidate your shipments from different countries and ship them back to Hong Kong together!
Black Friday 2019 Must-Read Shopping Tips
1. Save The Dates for Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Cyber Monday
．Thanksgiving-US time Thursday, November 28, 2019
Every Thursday, the fourth Thursday in November the USA is celebrating Thanksgiving, and this year it falls onto November 28. Most of the online stores selling fashion, shoes, baby products, toys, personal care, sports or outdoor products, electronic products, etc., and starting with discount, which gives the kickstart to the big Black Friday Sales! You can buy the items in this pre-sale period if you are afraid of missing the limited quota on Black Friday.
．Black Friday – US time Friday, November 29, 2019
This year November 29, US time, will be the most important day of the year for all shopping fans! Half price off? 70% off? All major online stores will launch a “One Day Deal” or “24 Hours Flash Sale” and other limited-time offers on that day. You will have the chance to shop online as low as 90% off, you definitely don’t want to miss it out.
．Cyber Monday – US time Monday, December 2, 2019
US time On December 2nd, a discount day that used to focus on electronic products such as computers, mobile phones, digital cameras, audio, gaming equipment and more. But of course, there will also be discounts and sales for other categories such as fashion, home goods and more! If you regret not buying enough on Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives you another chance. But keep in mind, some stores only offer Black Friday OR Cyber Monday Sales!
2. Pay attention to the sale time
The West Coast and East Coast of the United States have a time difference of three hours, and most of the online stores will start the discount according to the time of the West Coast. This year, Black Friday will start at 0:00 on November 29, US time, which is 4 pm on November 29, Hong Kong time. (But of course, discounts might also start early!) Some online stores in the UK and Japan will start their Black Friday offers on November 29, local time.
3. Prepare a shopping list and pre-open an online shop account
If you want to be well prepared we advise you to open a customer account at the online shops and create a wishlist! So everything will be just a click away from your shopping cart when the discount begins and you can easily check out!
And if you want to be even quicker, you can already fill in our warehouse address, when opening the online store accounts!
Get the overseas warehouse addresses here: Warehouse Addresses
4. Understand the payment method and prepare multiple valid credit cards
Some overseas online stores accept overseas credit cards, while the popular luggage brand Samsonite or the footwear brand Toms only accept Paypal as a payment method. In order to avoid being stuck during the payment process, you can apply for a Paypal Account in advance. At the same time, remember to prepare multiple valid credit cards as well.
5. Different prices on different websites
Keep your eyes open, as prices may vary on different websites! If you are eyeing for sneakers, don’t forget to check out all the online shoe shops, and not only the official website! Sometimes the popular shoe stores such as Eastbay, Footlocker, Shoes.com, PSY, etc. offer higher discounts than the official websites.
6. Selected transshipment company
Most of the US websites do not provide shipping services to Hong Kong, such as Amazon, Ralph Lauren, GNC, Carter’s, Eastbay and other online stores will only ship within the US. Therefore, Buyandship is here to help you! Sign up in advance, send all your purchases to our overseas warehouse addresses and we will deliver them to Hong Kong for you!