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Walmart To Launch Holiday Deals By Late October

Walmart isn’t waiting for Christmas season to stock up on Christmas Pajamas and other similar merch, as the retail giant has revealed that they’ll be unveiling holiday deals available online. The release of these offers will be at midnight on the clock, Eastern Standard Time, October 25, 2019.

The program dubbed “Early Deals Drop” will be available via its online stores, which will switch to Christmas décor and theme following Halloween, which drops on a Thursday for 2019.

Walmart US Chief Merchandising Officer Steve Bratspies says that it’s the company’s earliest start to date, noting that the shopping season has shrunk during a call with the media.

Market reports say that 2019 will have six less days for shopping, and Walmart isn’t the only one looking to make the most of it, as Target Corp. is also making a move.

Bratspies said in a statement that, for Walmart, saving their customers time is key for the time of year, especially now when big family meals, holiday parties, and giving gifts have less prep time before they roll around.

Target CEO Brian Cornell says that every day matters for companies in retail. He states that the calendar for holiday deals has yet to be released, but they’ll move to spread Christmas cheer with Christmas Pajamas and other Christmas merchandise as soon as Halloween ends. Cornell says that the Christmas trees are already on their way to Walmart’s stores.

Retailers are focusing on convenience for their shoppers, and one of the many ways to offer that is to have gifts delivered to them as quickly, efficiently, and easily as possibly.

According to data from the Deloitte 2019 Holiday Survey of Customers, 39% of US consumers start shopping for the holidays before October even ends. More than half of them, about 54%, like shopping online more, with electronics and toys being the most commonly sold in online transactions. 72% of respondents say that free shipping is one of the most enticing offers for them. While general consensus is that discounts are still the most effective from bringing in customers, with 74% of respondents saying it’s what attracts them.

 

Is Clothes For Rent Good Or Bad?

Millennials have been dubbed as the Generation Rent because majority of them are only renting their living spaces. Institute of Fiscal Studies revealed that the price of renting properties have tripled compared to the 1990s. They are also more likely to turn into virtual libraries where music and movies can be streamed online without the need for a material channel such as DVD and CDs. Renting for entertainment has become the norm and renting clothes is following behind. Obviously, they do not rent simple short cropped top but mostly items that will cost a lot to buy when they are only going to use it for one season or one event.

While there are many advantages to this, there are also disadvantages. The main advantage is that it is helpful for the environment since the idea is more sustainable. Many big brands and fashion leaders have already jumped into the business of renting clothes since consumers are more inclined to turn to sustainable options.

Renting clothes are no longer limited to haute couture pieces usually meant for the rich and famous. Anyone now have access to it. This means we can have new clothes every week without really owning them. The price to pay for a number of items is also a fraction only of the total costs if we were to purchase brand new.

Many thinks this is a good idea especially those who want access to the clothes but does not mean to own or keep them afterwards. Take for instance those who are having their wedding. They wanted access to clothes their entourage can wear but they do not have the intention to keep them later nor do they have the budget to spend that much on new clothing which can only be worn once.

The environment and humans is the main benefactor of clothing rental. Clothing production contributes a lot of carbon footprints and reducing the amount of production will eventually help the planet. We can still own pieces of clothing which are considered casual such as short cropped top and jeans but other than that we can turn to clothes for rent for many options.