3 Ways Retailers Will Increase Sales on Thanksgiving Day

Posted by Lauren Hand on Nov 22, 2016 10:26:33 AM
Lauren Hand


Nielsen, Flurry (Yahoo) and comScore data all agree that nearly 90% of smartphone user time is spent in apps, not on mobile websites. At no time is this more true than when they are looking to entertain themselves in down-time - and there's never more down-time than during airport delays, long road trips, or the Thanksgiving Day post-turkey lull. 

We see tremendous spikes in video engagement on Thanksgiving, especially in the late afternoon and early evening hours. Smart retailers will be taking advantage of this opportunity on Thanksgiving Day to push out Black Friday deal previews and gift idea alerts. BF-LaneBryant.png

  1. Sneak Peeks
    Get shoppers excited with Interactive Push Notifications showcasing products and special offers.
  1. Reward Loyalty
    Mobile apps and loyal customers go hand-in-hand. Reward your dedicated fan base with early access to deals or info via your app. Making a customer feel special keeps them dedicated to your brand and spending more.
  1. Video & Content
    Although many retailers are strictly sales-focused this time of year, getting shoppers engaged with brand content before they shop is an effective technique to convert visits into purchases. Americans now spend 1 hour and 16 minutes each day watching videos on mobile devices – that’s more than double the average mobile viewing time just one year ago!

For additional holiday tips and strategies, download GPShopper's 2016 Mobile App Planning Calendar for the Holidays.

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Topics: Mobile Apps, Push Notifications, Loyalty, Location-Based Marketing, GPShopper Clients, Market Research, In-Store Mobile, Benchmarks & Statistics, Omnichannel Retail, Best Practices, Holiday Season