The Black Friday sale is undisputedly the biggest in the world. We see US retailers offer big discounts not just on individual products, but across whole categories. In fact, in cases such as Macy’s, there are huge discounts across the whole department store!
Black Friday is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving, so it will land on Friday November 29 this year.
And the party doesn’t stop there; there is Cyber Monday on the Monday following Black Friday. It is traditionally is a retailer event for electronic and tech-based stores and products.
On Black Friday, big name outlets such as Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Levi’s, J Crew, Amazon, Ralph Lauren, eBay USA, Walmart and Macy’s all join the sale offering many products which are not otherwise available in Australia.
Let Qannu sail in with your Black Friday savings
However, thanks to Qannu, a unique delivery service, Aussie bargain hunters will not be left out. They too can get a piece of the action, cash in on the biggest retail sale in the world and have exclusive brands delivered right to their doorsteps.
And to put the icing on the cake, the strength of the Aussie dollar will add significant savings to products already discounted by up to 50 per cent.
Australian customers can start their shopping from mid-afternoon on Black Friday but fierce competition means some traders start sales up to a week early. And you don’t even have to worry about technical issues, US websites are very robust.
How does Qannu help you save?
As Australia’s first fee-free online package forwarding service, Qannu cuts shipping costs for Australian online shoppers purchasing goods from the US. In fact, for a while now, several Australian businesses have been saving on freight fees with Qannu.
Single or multiple goods are packaged at Qannu’s US warehouse, shipped and then hand-delivered to customers’ doorsteps in Australia within five to eight days. There are no joining fees, membership fees or personal shopping fees.
With Qannu’s reliable shipping service, Australian shoppers can take full advantage of Black Friday and have their purchases delivered door to door without having to shell out whatever savings they have made on their shopping on delivery fees.
How can you, an Australian shopper, make the most out of Black Friday?
Firstly, this is the busiest time for US retail so it may be worth paying for faster shipping from the retailer. Yes, free shipping is fantastic but you might have to wait two weeks! Also, consolidating your orders into one package to send to Australia will save heaps on shipping.
Secondly, the products move very fast so you need to stay informed. The deals come out up to seven days before Black Friday so keep checking the Qannu Twitter feed (@QannuUSA), the retailers sites, the Qannu blog, and our Facebook page for the latest offers.
Lastly, if you are super organised, put your most desired products in the retailer’s shopping cart before Black Friday. This way, you can jump on and enter the promo codes as soon they are released, check out and boom, you have beaten the crowds!
Keep in mind that Black Friday is a great time to get on top of your Christmas shopping. But the best thing of all is that you don’t have to line up outside waiting for the stores to open and you can shop in your pyjamas in the comfort of your couch!
Bridget Speed is a Melbourne online entrepreneur. She is a Founder and Marketing Director at Qannu, a unique delivery service that allows Australian customers to shop from any US website, but pay only one international delivery fee.