South Africa’s major online stores have all announced their shopping deals ahead of Black Friday 2021, which falls on Friday, 26 November.
Online shopping has become increasingly prevalent during South Africa’s Black Friday shopping period, with the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the move towards digital stores, says Standard Bank.
“Although lockdown restrictions have eased, consumers are still wary of large crowds and many people have now become more comfortable with online shopping,” said Nelisa Zulu, head of card and payments South Africa at Standard Bank.
“This shift from traditional to online retail was impacted by Covid-19 and the need for safer, more convenient ways of purchasing groceries and essentials, which resulted in phenomenal growth for e-commerce.”
Below BusinessTech looked at what South Africa’s major online retailers are offering to shoppers for Black Friday 2021.
Bidorbuy launched its Black Friday sale at the start of November, with the group dropping new deals daily until the end of the month.
Everyshop launched its Low’vember Black Friday 2021 promotion at the start of the month.
The online store will be offering daily deals on a wide range of products during November, with free delivery and discounts of up to 100% off in its Check-Out Challenge.
The latter will include limited R0 offers on TVs, gaming consoles, air fryers, furniture and around a hundred other products.
To participate in the challenge, customers must find and read the daily clues on Everyshop’s social media pages, which will point to the products that are 100% off.
Kloppers has unveiled its Black Friday deals, which offer tremendous savings on an extensive range of technology products and appliances.
These deals are available from Monday, 22 November until Saturday, 27 November at Kloppers stores nationwide, as well as through Kloppers’ online shop.
Loot launched its Black Friday deals at start of November, with the group dropping new deals on a weekly basis until the end of the month.
Onedayonly will run its Black Friday sale from Friday (26 November) until Monday (29 November), with the online retailer offering a grand prize of R100,000.
Any and all orders made from the 26th – 29th of November will be entered into the draw to win the money, the group said.
Raru’s Black Friday sale will run from 22 – 28 November, with the tech and hobby-focused retailer dropping new deals in slots every couple of hours.
Superbalist’s Black Friday sale will run from 24 November – 29 November, with the group offering deals on fashion, shoes, accessories, home, living, beauty and sports items.
Takealot’s Blue Dot Countdown sale runs from 1-25 November 2021, and is followed by the highly anticipated Blue Dot Sale, which commences at 00h01 on 26 November – Black Friday – and continues for five days until Takealot Tuesday where customers can shop extra special deals from Takealot Marketplace sellers.
Online fashion retailer Zando will be offering Black Friday deals of up to 75% off over 300,000 items. The sale ends on (Sunday) 28 November, with new deals being added daily.
User on Zando’s app also have the option to score additional discounts by spinning a wheel with additional prizes.