NZ shoppers hit stores for Black Friday

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Thousands of New Zealand shoppers have made the most of Black Friday deals.

Many retailers believe that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now more significant events than Boxing Day sales. Many stores see this as a good way to kick-start their Christmas period.

Over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, Shopify, a provider of internet infrastructure for commerce powering New Zealand merchants, shared real-time data based on how New Zealanders were shopping.

Retail NZ expected spending across the country to total more than $260 million across the two days.

Online stores had proved a hit this year. Initial Shopify data shows that as of 9 am Saturday, the average cart price of New Zealanders was $143.23, which was up on last year’s average of $139.05 from Black Friday 2021, and $125.24 from 2020.

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