It’s Friday! Many of our American friends are at work today, so we’re guessing they are. This could be you reading it while waiting in line at the mall. It’s Black Friday, and there are plenty of great deals!
While Thanksgiving is an American holiday; Black Friday is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Germans are one of those participating.
Black Friday is a relatively new concept in Germany. In 2006, Apple was the first company to introduce Black Friday to Germany. Many other retailers are now advertising Black Friday deals, calling them “Black Friday” and “Black Weekend.” Ecommerce Vision conducted an online survey to find out if 76 percent of Germans know about Cyber Monday (2015 numbers). Nearly 86 percent of respondents stated that they would search for deals online. Many people find ordering online more appealing than shopping in stores.
Black Friday is and has always been, a consumer holiday. Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving, has always been the beginning of the holiday shopping season. The term “Black Friday” was first used in a different context. In the 1950s, American factory workers used the term as a result of the fact that so many of their colleagues called in sick the day after Thanksgiving. The term “Black Friday” was also used by the Philadelphia Police Department in the 1960s when they were trying to manage traffic jams, large crowds, and shoplifters. Both instances were negative, and the term was often used in a negative light.
However, in the 1980s, stores used the term to their advantage. They declared that Black Friday would be a day of sales and the best time to shop during the holiday shopping season. Since then, Black Friday has been a popular holiday in the US and other countries.
Black-Friday.de is a website that Germans use to search for deals since 2013. This 24-hour event, which is a 24-hour event for online shopping, was started by hundreds of internet sellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. It is the largest event in German-speaking nations.
You’ll find deals, no matter where you live, in Germany or the USA, online or in-store. Have fun shopping!
Black Friday is and has always been, a consumer holiday. Traditionally, Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. The term “Black Friday” was first used in a different context. In the 1960s, the Philadelphia Police Department used the term “Black Friday” to manage traffic jams, large crowds, and shoplifters. In both instances, the term was used negatively.