The years 10 busiest shopping days are here


Studies in the US, which I believe are valid here, show that 45% of all shopping traffic in brick-and-mortar shops during the Christmas season occurs in the following ten days. 

  1. Friday, November 23 – Black Friday (Today - Less important than in the US but rapidly growing)
  2. Saturday, November 24
  3. Saturday, December 1
  4. Saturday, December 8
  5. Saturday, December 15
  6. Friday, December 21
  7. Saturday, December 22 – Super Saturday
  8. Sunday, December 23
  9. Wednesday, December 26
  10. Saturday, December 29

Peak shopper times are between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Looking at the list, it seems like much Saturday work is coming up.

These days, you need to plan and have your rosters, stock and signage right.


It is also a good idea to have someone special do security on those days; I believe that many of the security problems in retail can be solved by having a grandmother greet everyone who comes into the shop.




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