There are plans to discontinue Best Buy plans for Thanksgiving Day as the retailer focuses on meeting customer demand for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
The electronics and appliances store is following the lead of competitors Target and Walmart, who have also announced they will be following the holiday.
“We can all agree that by now, 2020 will be different from what was expected,” the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. “And now, the Best Buy holiday season, including Thanksgiving Day, is going to look different.”
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The company said it would enhance the way orders are handled, ranging from offering more convenient pickup options at its stores to ensuring that orders from BestBuy.com arrived on time. Best Buy will also “offer some of the hottest deals of the season more than ever, making it even easier for our customers to check their popular lists.”
Meanwhile, Best Buy continued to take action to limit the spread of coronovirus.
The company began offering curbside pickups because some stores were closed during the epidemic. As the stores began to reopen at limited capacity, the retailer is implementing social disturbance measures and requiring all customers to wear masks while in the store.
While stores will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, customers can shop online through BestBuy.com and the Best Buy app.
The company said, “While this holiday season can certainly be different, we are ready once again for our customers how, when and where they need us.”
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Despite the challenges posed by the epidemic, Best Buy has seen an increase in demand during the second quarter with online sales, with a 255 percent quarter-on-quarter increase as of July 18 compared to the same period last year.
Since allowing customers to shop without appointments at more than 800 stores throughout the United States beginning June 15, the company’s retail sales grew nearly 15 percent over the prior year, while online sales growth was higher than before. Was about 185 percent year on year.
According to the company, the largest areas of sales growth were in the computing, equipment and tablet categories.
The retailer said second-quarter sales were up about 2.5 percent through July 18, compared with the same period a year earlier, with sales up 2 percent in the United States and 8 percent internationally.
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Increasing sales to reward their employees by increasing the hourly starting salary for all US employees has led to Best Buy and giving employees a 4 percent increase from August 4.
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Best Buy first opened in 2013 on Thanksgiving Day.
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