Curbside sales, staggered discounts, websites that hold your place in line — retailers are reinventing Black Friday for a pandemic.
The traditional point of sale model, complete with an anchored screen attached to a cash wrap, has been around for ages. However, this status quo has been challenged over the past few years and, with COVID-19 transforming physical stores at an accelerated rate, we can expect this classic POS model to become obsolete in just a few years.
The overall number of Black Friday transactions increased by 36 per cent this year, according to year-on-year data from payment service provider Mollie.
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has expanded contactless payment options for transactions inside and outside its locations across the country.