Sales like the one announced by Plymouth’s Poundland is a win-win opportunity for consumers as well as the retail house.
While the consumer gets to buy products at substantially reduced prices, the business avails the opportunity to get rid of the seasonally overstocked goods and slow moving items, and yet end up making a profit.
Poundland is a British variety store offering most of its items, if not all, for just one pound. The last minute offer of 50% off on hundreds of 1 pound items, means great savings for shoppers who buy stuff like decorations, gift bags, toys, presents, gift wrapping paper, and greeting cards for just 50p.
Also included in the 50p items are the Home Alone DVDs, colored LED lights, and crackers.
The good part is that Poundland’s Christmas Eve sale is not just restricted to 1 pound items which can be bought for just 50p – great discounts are on offer on a wide range of multi-priced items, as well, including deluxe crackers, Santa get-ups, and tree toppers.
Here’s a list of some of the 1 pound items to be sold at half price:
* Frozen money tin
* Dog dress-up bowtie
* Elf hat
* Simpsons Mug
* 10m Christmas Wrap
* Santa baby bib
* Polar Bear tealight
As mentioned earlier, a wide variety of multi-priced items are also on offer at reduced prices (50% off) – given below are few examples of such items with their original prices and the discounted prices alongside to give you an idea of the kind of savings you can make on them:
* 6 deluxe Christmas crackers – was £5.00, now £2.50
* 30 Christmas tree baubles – was £3.00, now £1.50
* Light up tree topper – was £3.00, now 1.50
* Pearl light up wreath – was £8.00, now £4.00
* Deluxe Santa outfit – was £8.00, now £4.00
* Deluxe plush stocking – was £4.00, now £2.00
* Gingerbread house – was £5.00, now 2.50
* Cookie collection – was £5.00, now £2.50
* Pet knitted jumper – was £3.00, now £1.50
* Kids Christmas PJs – was £5.00, now £2.50
While last minute offers like Poundland’s have the potential to benefit both consumer and retailer, the disadvantage, however, to both sides is the mayhem and chaos that are part and parcel of these bumper sales offers.
It would, therefore, be worth your while to spend some time making a list of items to be purchased in order of priority.
Happy Shopping, Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017 ahead to all our readers.