What’s in store for Black Friday 2020?

November has arrived, which puts two things on many American’s radar: turkey and savings. Thanksgiving and Black Friday are before us, but the world has changed drastically in the past year. How are retailers attempting to overcome COVID-19 precautions while still making holiday sales?

Most large retail stores are hosting in-store Black Friday sales on Nov. 27. In addition to this, larger retail outlets like Walmart and Best Buy are providing online deals throughout the month.

Walmart has already had four sale days online and will have their final sales Nov. 25 — the day before Thanksgiving — and Black Friday. The sales on Black Friday Day will be online and in-store. Best Buy will be holding additional sales until the end of the holiday season.

For in-store shoppers, Walmart is limiting the number of patrons allowed at each location. It is also requiring that shoppers maintain a socially-distanced, single file line to the front door and wear a suitable facial covering. The doors will open at 5 a.m. and aisles will have one-way traffic flows. The company is also providing contactless curbside delivery on Black Friday. Unlike years past, Walmarts nationwide will be closed on Thanksgiving day.

Similar to Best Buy, Target is hosting online sales until Black Friday. It will also match any competitive sale price until Dec. 24. Target has also implemented several methods to help decrease exposure and ensure the safety of its shoppers. Like other stores Target is limiting its occupancy, but it is also allowing customers to reserve a slot in case of an overflow.

Do you plan to shop in person or will you take advantage of online sales this holiday season? Let us know in the comments.