To get the deals and top products out to stores and customers' homes, Argos's 11 distribution centres covering more than five million square feet of floor space will have around 5,000 warehouse workers, supported by 3,000 Fast Track drivers, using 950 delivery vans based at local stores.
The holiday tradition of door-buster deals and long lines at retailers on the Friday after Thanksgiving goes back decades, but like many aspects of society, the Internet has brought about a lot of change.
Like the arrival of Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve, each year retailers deliver a host of deals, discounts and freebies for shoppers as part of a highly anticipated shopping event called Black Friday, which falls on the day after Thanksgiving.
Today, Argos announced its plans for the imminent Black Friday 2017 deals happening. Black Friday ad not online yet. Not many are keen on having to wake up very early and staying outside in a cold weather and basically having to dispute with others to get what they want. Blurring occurs when traders have attracted the attention of consumers earlier, hoping to earn more sales during the key season of the year. Others will open Friday morning. The Swedish retailer is saving its biggest deals of the year for the epic shopping holiday.
A year ago alone, there were seven different cases of violence and two deaths directly related to Black Friday shopping.
"I prefer going to the stores, even though is going to be crowded", said Guilera Martinez.
Anniina Sankoh, from Helsinki, Finland, also has a similar opinion.
And while the number of stores closing or reducing their holiday hours may be increasing, so too does the availability of exclusives and doorbusters offered online. "Ordering online, you never know if it fits you".
"There is no need to rush away from Thanksgiving dinner to a crowded store or to waste time on (Cyber) Monday, the 27th, shopping online", said Tenpao Lee, interim dean of the College of Business Administration at Niagara University. Hollinger said the sentimental nature of holiday shopping pushes people off their devices and into stores. In some cases, comparison shopping isn't even possible.
So, whichever method feels like it works better for you, enjoy your shopping spree!