Did we talk about this, and I just missed it?
New Process to Make Shopping Easier on Black Friday
To help improve the shopping experience Walmart, for the first time in all stores, will hand out wristbands so customers can shop while they wait for some of the hottest items – like the new Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Here’s how it works:
Prior to the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events, customers need to go to the designated line within the store to secure a wristband for certain products. Wristbands will be distributed while supplies last.
Customers can shop for other gifts throughout the store while they wait for the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events to start.
Then customers with a wristband simply need to come back to the designated line within two hours after the event start time to pick up their product.
A full list of these items can be viewed at http://news.walmart.com/blackfriday.
Simon added, “Some other retailers advertise great deals, but may only have a handful of products available, forcing customers to wait outside the store only to leave disappointed. Not at Walmart. Most of our stores are open 24 hours so customers can come inside. And we’ve improved this year’s shopping experience so customers can spend less time in line and get what they need without going anywhere else.”