Black Friday Etiquette at Office Depot OfficeMax
Black Friday Etiquette
Black Friday is usually the busiest shopping day of the year. As a result, it can be stressful waiting on line at the stores with like-minded shoppers all searching for deals. We've created these Black Friday tips to help alleviate some of the stress and make your shopping experience a good one.
Research is the key to happier Black Friday shopping. Most retailers release their sale items well in advance, letting you know exactly what's available. If you're active on social media, look for hashtags that other shoppers and retailers use to announce flash sales, shortages and other Black Friday shopping tips.
Ready, Set, Go
When you arrive, there's likely to be a line of people waiting to get into the store. The important thing to remember is to simply be thoughtful of others around you. Crowding, bumping and pushing people won't make the line move faster, while a good attitude and consideration will make the wait fly by. Talking loudly on a cell phone, smoking and other activities that can disturb your neighbors should be avoided. Again, consideration of others is the key and will go a long way toward keeping things as comfortable as possible.
After you're inside, try to avoid holding items too long that you don't plan to buy. It's okay to pick up an item to examine it, but remember that there is a crowd of people hoping to snag the same product when you're done. A final thought is to treat store employees with courtesy. They've usually arrived hours beforehand to prepare for the big day and are working hard to give you a great shopping experience.