Today’s post is by Jericia Stevens, Account Manager at SafeSourcing Inc.
Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of year. According to a 2005, a CNN/USA Gallop poll, half of the Americans polled said that it is a “great time” or the “best time of year.” (Jones, 2005)
Do half of the Americans still believe this to be so in 2016? In recent years, Christmas starts the evening of Thanksgiving. Busy shoppers stand in long lines; defy the weather and busy crowds in hopes to get the best value for their buck. Christmas has become more about spending and buying power than caroling and delivering baked goods. It is all about great value and savings. In a poll conducted by WPMT Fox 43 Christmas Poll on their website, 82% of the people polled believe that September 21st is too early for stores, shops, and other locations to begin advertising for Christmas. On the contrary, 18% believed it was not.
Whether you are the late shopper or the deal seeker, or the overwhelmed business owner, we want you to enjoy the experience. Remember, even Santa Clause has sourcing needs. Enjoy your holidays and ‘Tis the season to great savings!
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Ahearn, Cale (2016, September 21). : http://fox43.com/2016/09/21/poll-is-september-21-too-early-for-stores-shops-and-other-locations-to-begin-advertising-for-christmas/
Jones, Jeffrey M. (2005, December 05).: http://www.gallup.com/poll/20587/christmas-good-time-most-americans.aspx