eBay say that they are the home of the small business and never more so than on Black Friday. They are getting set to welcome an anticipated 20.7 million visitors on the weekend of Black Friday 2016.
As in previous years, eBay have once again committed to giving prime deal space to smaller businesses, placing them front and centre on one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. Thousands of products will be on offer from small businesses this Black Friday on eBay UK including:
– Brands such as Apple, Dyson, GoPro and Microsoft, which are expected to be topping Christmas lists in eBay’s Black Friday offering
– Some of the most popular tech items on the market – including the PS4 Slim, Xbox One S and 4k televisions
– Both brand new and refurbished technology– offering ‘must have’ items like Apple iPhones at a range of price points
Sellers from outside the tech space are also expected to benefit from the event. eBay data from Black Friday 2015 showed that businesses in fashion, home and garden and toys all benefitted from increased customer interest over the Black Friday period – showing that British shoppers are not limiting their searches to tech deals.
New deals will be released throughout the Black Friday period.
Mobile is also expected to be crucial to this year’s trading period, with over half of sales on ebay.co.uk touched by mobile devices this season.
To lift the lid on how small businesses and sellers are preparing for Black Friday, eBay has created a short film – T’Was the Night Before Black Friday. Detailing eBay’s position as the ultimate shop supporting British business, the film features three small businesses (Time to play spot the Tamebay readers in the advert…) from across the UK: ShopTo, a technology business based in Bracknell, Thingimijigs, a children’s clothing brand based in Burnley and ColorPro, a family-run tech outlet in Wokingham: