It's time to talk about holiday shopping, or more precisely to find clothes and storage items for Christmas gifts while avoiding the usual crowds Time of year

Coronavirus outbreak deepens in Oklahoma, buyers will therefore be eager to remain socially aloof while searching for the best deals. Fortunately, we are also living in the internet age where large retailers have already put Black Friday online, often prolonging it for days or two. Weeks after the morning rush after the traditional Thanksgiving holiday

If you are looking for that extra part of the chapter, here are some plays that will get you to the finish line

Why not buy on a small scale? Local stores will not have the same mass of people trying to find everything in one place, which is another way to support small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

There is a better chance that the queues are not long (even non-existent), and your buying money can help these local retailers stay afloat after months of low economic activity

To Edmond, two retailers will live a real world experience thanks to a collaboration between the Citizens Bank of Edmond and the Association of Independent Storekeepers. The Citizens RISE program (Retail Incubator for Owner Experience) chose two budding entrepreneurs for low cost space to launch pop-up stores. p>

The Cargo Room is an Automobile Alley fashion boutique run by owner Heather Powell from inside a shipping container that has been converted since 2019 and is painted in pastel pink, if that gives you an idea of ​​what's inside, the Citizens RISE program gives Powell the opportunity to see how a site can happen. Second permanent in downtown Edmund

Before landing at Automobile Alley last year, Powell had driven a franchise trailer across the state since its launch in 2014, and even co-starred Edmond's Heard on Hurd

«I think many local businesses are finding new ways to serve their customers», said Powell, «We really want to listen to them and serve them the best that we can.» This is a great opportunity for us to test the situation. It’s a little scary to start a new project, especially in 2009 2020 “

This holiday season, The Cargo Room pushes curbside transfers and delivers freebies directly to those who want to shop for fashion online, as well as newly offered baby and baby gifts and gifts for the home

“But we also make prepackaged gift wrap, so that people can come and get them. This limits their in-store exposure.”

Another participant in Citizens RISE is D’s Doggie Desserts, a black-owned Danara Adkins company that sells hand-baked and homemade dog candy. Their selection can be found on

If you plan to shop at Walmart, Target or another major retailer, check your online shopping experience first

for example, Walmart announced last month that it would expand its White Friday shopping to a month-long event called Deals for Days. The first batch of online offers was launched on 4 and 11 November, with a final event closing the 25 November. , With offers in store after two days

«I am really happy because this year, when it matters most to our customers, we provide them with more convenient and safer ways to shop on Walmart Black Friday, whether on the market in one of our stores», declared Scott McCall, Executive Vice President of Walmart, “Online and picked up from the sidewalk or delivered right to your doorstep”

Chez Target, these holiday rates have also been extended to a month-long event that has different offers each week, both in-store and online Target also offers curbside pickup and delivery options for those who prefer in-home shopping

Deloitte, an international consulting firm that analyzed retail trends for this holiday season, noted that online sales had increased by 50% in October compared to the previous year. The analysis revealed that 61% of customers planned to start shopping before Thanksgiving and should benefit from it. Online group merchants like Amazon make big profits at the checkout

Jeff Simpson of Deloitte Consulting LLP says speeding up the holiday shopping season is a winning strategy

«During Prime Week (from Amazon), promotions from major online retailers further increased the share of digital shopping and helped kick off the shopping season this year, because shoppers have purchased items traditionally associated with the holiday season, including toys and games», did he declare. Electronics and Sporting Goods “

Dale Denwalt has followed state policy closely since his first training as a journalist at the Oklahoma Capitol in 2006.
Graduated from Northeastern State University in his hometown of Tahlequah, Dunwalt worked as a journalist at

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