Black Friday doorbuster items leaked via shipping info?

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Black Friday doorbuster items leaked via shipping info?

Postby Shopper X » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:16 pm

I came across a very interesting article on the CNBC web site where they used shipping data to predict what Black Friday doorbusters and other holiday sale items are likely to be offered by each store. For example the article mentions that Target shipped 30 containers of Polaroid 32-inch televisions (about 34,500 units) from August to October, and indeed there is an $80 Polaroid 32-inch television listed in Target's Black Friday ad.

Of course, stores may also be loading up on shipments from China now to avoid the new tariffs which will be taking effect in 2019. However, I think that most stores don't stockpile goods just to have inventory on hand, so the information is a good clue as to what stores will be selling on Black Friday and the rest of the holiday season.

Other things mentioned in the article:
  • "Amazon ordered 50 containers full of Paw Patrol Ultimate toy fire trucks".
  • "Target shipped 32,000 Razor A2 Elite scooters, 24,375 Sunbeam microwave ovens and 30,798 18-quart turkey roasters."
  • Amazon "imported 4,000 containers of mattresses, a 397 percent increase from last year. That's 1.6 million mattresses, assuming 400 fit on a container."
  • Walmart ordered 120 containers of Secret Treasures Women's Super Mink Plush Sleep Robes, for a total of 70,000 robes."
  • Walmart also shipped "over 100 containers of 65 TCL 4K HDR 120HZ ROKU Smart LED" televisions.
  • Sears "has 102 containers filled with 102,000 units of their Craftsman 22-inch Toolbox with Tray-Black/Red".
  • Macy's "ordered 17 containers holding Crux 2.6-quart air fryers."
  • Macy's also shipped 30 containers of sofas.

"Retailers place Black Friday bets on plush bathrobes, mattresses, toys and scooters" by Lori Ann LoRocco,, November 2, 2018.

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Re: Black Friday doorbuster items leaked via shipping info?

Postby Sparkle2217 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:55 am

Very interesting article!!

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