eBay sets eyes on Thanksgiving day to launch mobile commerce campaign
Online retail giant eBay is gearing up for the coming 2012 holiday season by appealing to mobile consumers. The retailer has long been attuned to the wants of consumers with mobile devices and their interest in mobile commerce. eBay is preparing to launch an ambitious and massive campaign to kick start the holiday season by offering mobile consumers a huge number of deals and discounts for products they may be interested in. The retailer plans to launch this campaign just as consumers finish dinner on Thanksgiving day.
Retailer unwilling to wait for Black Friday to begin offering deals
Typically, retailers wait until the day after Thanksgiving to launch major savings and deals. This day, commonly known as Black Friday, is the most important day for the retail industry, as the business they do in that 24-hour period can generally make or break a sales year. A new national survey from Edelman Berland shows that the majority of American consumers finish their Thanksgiving dinner at 5:23 p.m. Eastern time. Instead of waiting for the following day to launch Black Friday, eBay will be launching its campaign just as consumers finish their dinner.
Early start may net eBay success
The retailer will be offering a massive number of deals for mobile consumers, hoping to entice these consumers to participate in mobile commerce. Using the eBay mobile application, as well as other platforms, consumers will be able to make purchases directly from the retailer, as well as its auction branch. eBay expects to find major success with this campaign as it will be one of the few, if not the only, retailer to begin the holiday retail season so early.
Retail industry poised to take advantage of popularity of mobile commerce
eBay will not be the only retailer looking to engage mobile consumers. Others in the industry have taken note of the growing popularity surrounding mobile commerce and have begun looking for ways to engage people. This holiday season may prove just how popular and effective mobile commerce can be for those that are still on the fence concerning the issue or those considering it to be a passing fad.