uggs us Unusual winter weather stumps Amarillo retailers
Maalouf stocked warm boots earlier last year because of a vicious ice storm on Thanksgiving, but this year the majority of Christmas shopping has fallen in a purgatorial period: Late enough that shoppers have already bought what they want from fall lines, too early to stuff the store with Uggs.
comparison, last year was a little stronger, Maalouf said. cannot sell snow boots when it 80 or 90 degree weather. anticipates better sales if snow continues.
Corbyn endured what owner Eric Corbyn called an October before business picked up following the November presidential election. Corbyn and Maalouf said their customers have started spending because they felt more financially comfortable with President elect Donald Trump headed to the Oval Office. Nearly 80 percent of Potter and Randall County residents who voted for one of the two major parties chose the Republican candidate.
The southern menswear store has made nearly 50 percent more in December sales this year than it did in 2015, thanks in large part to True Grit vests, pullovers and jackets, which go for more than $100 apiece.
Corbyn said he sold 100 soft polyester overgarments over a three day span, including 16 to one woman who wanted to outfit all her grandchildren.
never seen an item this hot, said Corbyn, who has been in retail for 41 years. selling like crazy everyone from youths to grandmas are buying them. fuzzy clothes will likely continue to sell well as temperatures drop. Corbyn said about 25 percent of his yearly sales typically come in December.
Online sales are expected to reach unprecedented highs this year. Commerce Department, with the average shopper buying 14 gifts. The accounting firm speculated that $96 billion to $98 billion would be spent on online shopping between November and January,
a 17 to 19 percent increase from last year holiday season.
Kohl Amarillo store also acts as a hybrid distribution center, shipping items to customers in Texas as well as neighboring states.
The system at Kohl protected Amarillo employees jobs during last year ice storm when the store missed out on 30 to 40 percent of the profit it normally receives during the week of Black Friday. Employees processed about 200 online orders over Black Friday weekend this year as compared to receiving 900 last year.
Of customers who shop in brick and mortar stores such as the Walmart Supercenter on Canyon Drive, 60 percent research the products online before buying, according to store manager Glen Jones.
more about being sure of what you buying and making sure you have confidence in what the product is, Jones said. may see a picture online that looks great, but it just been Photoshopped really well. what television commercials might advertise, the idea of running outside to a new car topped with a red bow is mostly a fantasy, Street Toyota general sales manager Cory Dupriest said. Street Toyota busiest week of the year comes between Christmas and New Year when people have time to shop and some wallets are flush with holiday bonuses. More people also buy during Toyotathon, the company biggest sale of the year, which spans Nov. 18 through Jan. 3.
someone purchases a car, they want to test drive and touch it and make sure it right for them, Dupriest said. online model doesn work well for our business. the numbers