According to preliminary estimates, the turnover during the Black Friday-Cyber Monday discounts this year will exceed 300 million euros and 3 million in sales, said the president of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vasilis Korkidis.
“Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 will undoubtedly be annual market events that warrant further research. As many manufacturing and trading companies are feeling the effects of the closure during the pandemic. Popular trading promotions this year have caused a stir in retail stores in Attica, ”he said.
However, as noted by the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, it was once again confirmed that the greatest interest in the natural buying movement was caused by stores with branded goods, as well as department stores and shopping centers in Athens, compared to regional stores.
With regard to the electronic sales market (on the Internet), it is expected that the results will be complemented by Cyber Monday data, as it is difficult to separate them from Black Friday.
Comparing online transactions and pre-purchases this year, the expert said the numbers rise to 85% of sales in 2019, but show a rise in turnover from 2020 levels for online retailers, which were the only consumer choice last November. …
In any event, discount rates were not as high as in other years due to rising prices, declining inventory and replacement costs.
“According to preliminary estimates, turnover during the Black Friday-Cyber Monday trading season will exceed 300 million euros and 3 million sales this year, as the increase in traffic this year is fully justified by the operation of the entire market and its retailers. “It is clear that physical stores that have been able to operate in the open market will benefit this year, while e-stores will maintain their upward momentum,” he concluded.