America’s largest shopping day of the year is nearing. On Black Friday, participating merchants place up to 70% of their merchandise on sale. To take full advantage of the impressive discounts, read through our expert shopping and shipping tips below and don’t forget to sign up for a free US address. Those who don’t have one won’t be able to shop the best deals. Make a note in your calendar to be online and ready to shop this Black Friday. Sales start on November 27th. Black Friday is the perfect time to find amazing gifts for loved ones, colleagues and yourself. Mark your schedule for huge price reductions on high-quality products, ranging from electronics to apparel.
As the holiday season gets closer, here’s how to make the most of shopping online and shipping internationally on Black Friday.
Borderlinx’s expert tips for Black Friday shopping success:
Do your research.
Searching for a specific item like a new television, pair of shoes, toy, etc.? Start by using Borderlinx.com. The website features a list of the best USA merchants and retailers. Other great websites include BlackFriday.com, DealNews.com or TheBlackFriday.com. Find exactly what you’re looking for by using the search function to find information by retailer, category or product. Know the items that will have the deepest discounts on each site so you can easily navigate the day’s activities.
Be social media savvy.
Start by following Borderlinx on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for live updates and insider knowledge. Plus, follow your favorite retailers for sneak peeks into their offerings and exclusive social media-only specials on November 27th.
In 2013, craft store Michaels offered an additional 30% off all Black Friday purchases with a coupon distributed only on Facebook. In 2014, Marshalls, T.J.Maxx and HomeGoods gave away $500 gift certificates through a Twitter video contest. This year, Macy’s is offering special discounts on its Black Friday Pinterest board. Other large retailers we recommend following for the inside scoop are: Best Buy, Amazon.com, Nordstrom and Gap.
Sign up for e-newsletters.
Additional discounts from your favorite online retailers could be hiding in your email inbox! On top of the social media specials, many large ecommerce stores will send out sale information and extra discounts to their e-newsletter subscribers. Head to the websites of your favorite stores and sign up today. Black Friday information starts arriving in early November.
Register for a free Borderlinx shipping address in advance.
Make your ordering process seamless with a free virtual shipping address from Borderlinx. Log on to Borderlinx.com and register your account first. Then, you’ll receive a valid shipping address that’s ready for use! When you do your shopping on Black Friday, type in the provided US or UK shipping address. When Borderlinx receives your items from the merchant, Borderlinx will promptly send your package directly to your door, saving you time and money. Secure a shipping address in advance so you’re ready to shop when the sales go live!
Make note of sale times.
Some sales only happen in a very specific timeframe on Black Friday i.e. from 11:00 to 13:00. Make sure you catch every sale you want by scheduling each one in your time zone. Shopping American Black Friday sales from abroad? Read through the times in advance of every sale you want to shop so you don’t miss a thing.
Sit back and enjoy.
If you have plans to shop Black Friday and ship internationally with Borderlinx, you’re in luck. Simply register for a free US shipping address and shop some of the lowest prices of the year on your favorite products. Borderlinx opens the ecommerce doors to 60 countries around the world. Register today!