As was the case last year, many shopping sites in Pakistan are offering Black Friday deals for online shoppers this year too. These sites will organize massive sales on different items in multiple categories.
What is Black Friday?
An obvious and frequently occurring question in the minds of readers is about Black Friday. What it is? Why does it sound like some sort of depressing holiday?
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The term ‘Black Friday’ comes originally from United States of America. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day and the Friday before Cyber Monday.
There are two popular theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving Day is called Black Friday. One theory is that the wheels of vehicles in heavy traffic on the day after Thanksgiving Day left many black markings on the road surface, leading to the term Black Friday.
The other theory is that the term Black Friday comes from an old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red ink and profits in black ink. Many businesses, particularly small businesses, started making profits prior to Christmas. Many hoped to start showing a profit, marked in black ink, on the day after Thanksgiving Day.
No matter why it is known as Black Friday, it is one of the biggest shopping days in the whole year. The whole day is marked with lucrative deals and sales on items ranging from newest gadgets to daily usage items. Popularity of this day has reached other countries too, with many emulating its success using different names and interpretations.
Black Friday in Pakistan
Some online shopping sites tried replicating the success of Black Friday in Pakistan last year. Although there have been varying claims about the extent of its success, many users reported that some online websites crashed due to an overwhelming number of users trying to get their hands on discounted items. However, such issues are to be expected when trying out something for the first time.
This year, from 18th to 24th November, Pakistani sites are again celebrating Black Friday with huge discounts on their products. Users will be able to avail these deals on following websites:
Daraz.pk was among the first sites to introduce this tradition to Pakistani users. They are back this year with huge discounts on all their items. Daraz is offering a discount of up to 70 percent on their products. They are also sweetening up their deals with extra discount by using their payment partners. The deals will go live on the website on 20th of November till 24th.
Yayvo, shopping website backed by TCS Pakistan, is another big player in the ecommerce segment of Pakistan. Considered as of the biggest rival of Rocket Internet ventures, Yayvo is doing Black Friday Sales with multiple partners and their sales are already started. The website is offering up to 80% discount on select list of items.
Similar to Daraz.pk, Clicky.pk is also offering a discount of up to 80 percent on select items. Keep in mind that Clicky is currently only dealing with recognized and popular brands. It boasts an impressive catalog of 40,000 products currently available for purchase on the website. Clicky.pk provides users with an amazing instant search feature to sift through its immensely huge listing of products.
Technically, Homeshopping.pk is not participating in ‘Black Friday’ sales this year, neither they did last year. Instead, they are conducting ‘White Friday’ sales from 24th to 27th November. What is the difference between White Friday of Homeshopping.pk and Black Friday of other sites? Nothing except for the name. The concept is same and Homeshopping will offer similar deals on their items. Like other websites, the deals will go live on the site on 24th of November.
Telemart is another website which, similar to Homeshopping.pk, is against the name Black Friday. So instead of Black Friday sale, it will conduct a Blessed Friday sale from 20th of November to 26th of November. Similar to other websites, Telemart will provide discounts on Laptops, mobiles, cameras, Kitchen items and a number of other assorted items. Keep checking the homepage of their Blessed Friday sale to know when it goes live.
iShopping.pk is hopping on the Black Friday craze too this year. With their Friday Bazar sale, starting from 24th November and ending on 30th November, iShopping.pk is offering discounts on a large number of items ranging from electronic appliances to even kid toys and garments. You can visit their Friday Bazar homepage to take a look at what items will be discounted in this week-long sale.
Similar to other websites on this list, Shoprex is also offering Black Friday discounts on men and women’s clothing, home and living items, small and big home appliances, mobile accessories and many other popular categories. Unlike some other names on this list though, Shoprex’s sale will only last one day: 24th of November. So to make sure that you don’t miss out on their discount deals, you can visit their Black Friday sale landing page to know when the mayhem will ensue.
MyGerrys.com is having probably the longest Black Friday sale of all the websites listed above. Their Black Friday sale kicked off on 10th November and will end on 24th November. They are offering up to 80 percent discount on home appliances to fashion, mobile phones, electronics, beauty and cosmetics, tech gadgets and much more. To avail these discounts right now, visit their Black Friday landing page here.
If we have missed any platform, do let us know and we will add it to the list.