9 Black Friday facts (that are not true) #FakeNews
Thursday, August 24, 2017Lauren Macdonald
There is no shortage of panic in the weeks and months leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Sellers everywhere are planning, re-planning, re-pricing, advertising and staying up late reading #fakenews because they just cant sleep. Baaahhh!
So, for those of you that are in the thick of this Black Friday prep, we'd like to bring you this funny 4-minute read about facts that are not true. (Not even a little.)
- On leap years, Black Friday doesn’t actually happen on a Friday.
- 40% of Operations, Marketing, and Finance Directors of the worlds' top eCommerce stores turn to Netflix, wine, or long walks on the beach on the eve of Black Friday pricing.
- Garth Cyberius Monday, best known for his work with the early internet, lends his name to the day people everywhere now call Cyber Monday.
- In the United States, 56% of those shopping in-store for Black Friday deals get in a fist fight. In Canada, 90% of Black Friday fights are over who tried to apologize first (and 41% will end up stuck in a continuous apology loop that will last for at least 3 days).
- North Americans have Cyber Monday, Chinese have Singles Day, and the British just have the Beatles (‘nuff said).
- To become more aerodynamic, logistic companies like FedEx, UPS, Amazon and Purolator fill their truck gas tanks with RedBull (the Sugarless kind).
- More people die from Black Friday shopping than from shark attacks (actually, this one may be true!).
- Due to packaging material shortages, some Amazon orders are delivered in old, unwashed pillowcases.
- New for 2017 Cyber Monday: $12.00 Same day shipping and $2.99 dog walking service offered as options during checkout when opting for delivery by drone.
Thanks for laughing with us. Good luck this holiday season!
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