It was another successful Black Friday weekend for Newegg this year, but the popular holiday shopping destination isn’t ready to close up shop for the holidays just yet. The PC component and accessory retailer shared a few stats on this year’s Black Friday sales, and is offering a few tips for anyone that is still shopping around.
In an announcement released earlier today, Newegg reported the company’s most successful Black November to date, driven in large part by strong sales from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday. In aggregate, during this five-day period Newegg sales increased 19.1% year-over-year. In contrast, online shopping as a whole increased 15.2% over that same period (Adobe Digital Insights, November 29, 2016).
Newegg outpaced e-commerce industry trends with strong sales of virtual reality (VR) equipment, gaming notebooks and video game consoles. Popular PC upgrade components and accessories such as graphics cards, SSDs and monitors were also popular. With less than three weeks until Christmas, Newegg offers some helpful tips for holiday shoppers in search of the perfect gift:
Ship to FedEx Locations, the company states, “With so many people shopping online this time of year, it’s no surprise thieves are out in force. Customers can follow these recommendations to keep “porch pirates” at bay”.
Take advantage of Newegg’s new “Hold for Pick-up at FedEx Location” option for secure storage and convenient pick up. When shipping to residential addresses, customers can track their order status to know when their packages will arrive and limit how long they sit unattended at their homes. For added peace of mind, customers can install an IP/Network camera to deter thieves, and capture valuable visual evidence if a package is taken.
Get to Know Shipping Deadlines, the company also reminded shoppers that when shopping online in December, it’s valuable to understand various shipping deadlines. This will save customers money and help them avoid the frustration of gifts that arrive after Christmas. Finding the perfect gift – especially tech products – can be a daunting task. Before making a purchase, make sure to browse some of the millions of customer reviews on Newegg.com. And Newegg’s customer service team is always on hand to offer expert advice and support before and after purchase.
Some of the hottest sellers this holiday are products that bring VR into the home. VR requires powerful computers; it’s possible a component or two may need to be upgraded to ensure a flawless VR experience. Visit Newegg’s VR portal to learn what you need and how to check to ensure your machine is VR-ready.
You can check-out all of Neweggs current deals and promotions on the company’s site ate www.newegg.com/HolidayDeals.