M-Commerce May Kill Thanksgiving Day Shopping

Have you heard the term “m-Commerce”?  It’s a cousin to e-Commerce, or Electronic Commerce which simply means that you are shopping online.  Online shopping became a thing when websites began selling products and processing credit cards through a website to place those orders.  Many people choose to shop from the comfort of their home while scrolling through product.  It is like the Sears catalog without the actual book.

In the recent past, Google has penalized website owners who do not optimize their websites to be “mobile friendly”.  Being mobile friendly simply means that you are able to see website pages on a smart phone or tablet in the exact same format as you can using a desktop computer.  This is important because in previous versions of websites used on mobile sites it was hard to see small print and many times you had to pinch a page down or open to see the entire contents.  Well, those days are almost over and mobile web browsing is bigger than ever and people are now shopping wherever they happen to be.  This is great for merchants.  It is known as m-Commerce.

As a result of m-Commerce, a sharp decline in Thanksgiving Day shopping is expected this year as more and more shoppers are realizing they can skip the madness altogether and take advantage of the same savings offered in the brick and mortar stores.  Saving may even be better by shopping several stores at the same time for the best deal from wherever the shopper happens to be at the moment.

Because m-Commerce has clearly emerged as the smart way to shop, many retailers are ditching the whole nonsense of making their employees give up time with their families on Thanksgiving and letting people shop from wherever they happen to be.

Here is a list of major retailers who are saying – “Just Say NO to Opening On Thanksgiving Day”:

  • Burlington
  • Cabela’s
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • A. Bank
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Party City
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Sam’s Club
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • TJ Maxx