Like all retailers across the country, Loot.co.za (Loot) is gearing up to welcome bargain-savvy consumers, for what the company believes, will be one of the busiest Black Fridays in recent years on 27th November 2020.
Consumer spending has taken a knock in 2020 with the onset of COVID-19 induced lockdowns and the resultant increase in job losses, and it is against this backdrop, that Loot.co.za will offer a variety of smart deals each Friday in the run up to the official cheapest day of the year. Loot will also be incorporating a much-needed giving-back strategy into its Black Friday deals, through its partnership with MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, to provide some assistance to those in need.
With the recent uptake of online shopping seen across South Africa, which has until now, been slow to adopt digital as a preferential means of shopping, Greg Le Roux, CEO of Loot.co.za says the company is expecting to see increased engagement in 2020, saying: “During the 2019 Black Friday period Loot experienced double-digit growth over the previous period and we expect this year’s performance to be even greater.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has increased our traffic over the last few months, and we have seen shoppers experiencing our eCommerce platform for the very first time. These new customers will not return to their old traditional methods of shopping, and certainly not during the crazy period of Black Friday and the Festive season, particularly with the likelihood of over-crowded shops a reality, during what is still a global medical pandemic that requires social distancing.”
Black Friday, originated in the United States and takes place the day after Thanksgiving and heralds the start of the holiday season. With many this year, needing an extra dose of summer holiday festiveness, Loot has created deals on electronics (technology), toys, fragrances, kitchen, outdoor, books, fashion and more.
- Hisense A6000F 43″ FHD Android TV at R4499.00
- Hisense U8QF 55″ LED Matrix UHD Smart TV at R13 999.00
- Casals 173cc Petrol Lawnmower with 530mm Cutting Diameter (Red) at R3 999.00
- Hoverboard (Red) at R2 089.00
- Motorola Wireless Video Baby Monitor (MBP 622) at R1 499.00
- Lacoste Eau De Lacoste Gift Set – Eau de Parfum (30ml) & Body Lotion (100ml) – Parallel Import at R799.00
All Black Friday deals on Loot.co.za can be viewed here: https://www.loot.co.za/search?offset=0&cat=udm&sort=%2Ddiscountamount
Of the partnership and the ability to give-back and make a big difference to so many, Pieter Twine, General Manager of MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, one of SA’s leading community loyalty programmes, says: ” The collaboration between MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Loot.co.za was struck more than four years ago, and the community loyalty programme has seen great impact for its beneficiaries through funds raised when supporters shop at Loot.co.za.
“Black Friday offers us a wonderful opportunity to also give back whilst we shop, particularly now as we’re faced with many challenges as a country, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge all our MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporters to use their cards when shopping this Black Friday with Loot.co.za in order to keep making a difference where it matters most. If you haven’t signed up for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card, you can simply do so by downloading the App.”
Further easing things for consumers, Loot is also one of the few eCommerce retailers to offer 13 different payment methods and through its partners, the opportunity for consumers to lay-buy their purchases …and for convenience… all purchases can be delivered direct or customers can collect from over 2500 collection points, courtesy of Loot’s delivery partner, Pargo.