Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black Friday Shopping Tips from Shop Trotter!

We barely put the Halloween decorations away, but it's already Christmastime in the city. The biggest shopping day of the year, however, is right around the corner.  So are you ready to brave the early morning Black Friday sales?

Black Friday shoppers./Image from Bloomberg.com
To help you map out your Black Friday strategy, try ShopTrotter--a navigational shopping website and app that makes shopping trips less stressful by finding users the stores they're most interested in based on product type, price and brand, and then providing them with a customized route to their destinations.

ShopTrotter currently features route-planning capabilities for over 80 cities worldwide. Here, the app offers 5 tips on how to navigate the door-busting madness:

Pack plenty of water and snacks. Let’s be honest – a thirsty, hungry shopper is a crabby and less-efficient shopper. Stay on your A-game by packing water and snacks in your purse.

Map out your route ahead of time with ShopTrotter. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Make a plan with ShopTrotter, the navigational shopping website and app that maps out your shopping route from store-to-store, so you can shop with ease. 

Bring a companion. Why? Mostly for sanity purposes. Shopping alone is great, but when it comes to Black Friday, you’ll appreciate having a friend by your side to laugh, joke and chat with you while you’re waiting in line for an hour!

Dress smart. Not so fast – this isn’t a free pass to wear sweatpants. But you should wear comfortable shoes, since you’ll be running from store-to-store all day. 

Mind the time. Bring a watch or a smart phone along so you can constantly monitor the time. You don’t want to linger too long in one location, or you’ll miss out on the other stores’ deals.

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