It's Imani Ariana. I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all your support over the years. I am also thankful to be able to share my books, designs, and other products with over 3000 families around the world.
As we approach the biggest sale day of the year I just want to share a few shopping tips with you.
TIP #1 SHOP EARLY
Black Friday Deals are already live in most stores. During this time companies are dealing with issues such as of supply chain back up and longer shipping times. So to make sure you get what you need before supplies run out it is best to shop early. You can save up to 35% off my website on all products. This is a great deal! Check out some really epic gifts for your kids in my gift shop. We have restocked all our products to make sure you get your gifts on time this year. I enjoy signing special notes in my books to your child. So please order ahead of time.
TIP #2 SHOP NEW RELEASE
Buying new released items on Black Friday is a smart move for anyone looking to get the most for their money. This is the time of year you will most likely get the latest item at a lower cost. Perfect for purchasing gifts for Christmas. I shop my newest release, my fourth children’s science book , titled 'Low Seas Adventure', this Black Friday. Check it out here. Your kids will love it!
TIP #3 READ THE REVIEWS
Reviews makes it easier to shop without the hassle of returning items, especially if you are shopping for Christmas gifts , you may not have enough time for returns. It also helps to know about the return policy of the company you are shopping from. If you have ever bought an item from my store please leave a review on my website. It helps other shoppers to make purchase decisions.
TIP #4 BUY NOW AND PAY LATER
Use buy now pay later at checkout. This is convenient especially if you are on a budget. The buy now pay later option offers a convenient payment plan so that you can get all you need and then pay for the items in smaller interest free installments. So convenient right! My mom and dad will be shopping for my birthday and Christmas gifts using this option. In my store I offer two installment options, ShopPay by Shopify, AfterPay, Klarna, and Sezzle. This year you can get everything you need for yourself and your love ones without pressuring your finances.
TIP #5 SAVE ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Shopping International can be expensive because of shipping and custom fees. If you reside outside of the United States and wish to shop at your favorite stores I recommend you use a shipping forwarding company/Sky Box. These companies provide you a FREE United States address for you to mail your packages to and then they forward it to you in your country. The shipping is less expensive since they use a consolidation method. Most companies deliver within 7 days from the time they receive the package. Read this page to learn more about ordering on my website internationally and check out a few of your options I have researched for you.
TIP #6 GET A GIFT CARD
Not sure what to get? You can never go wrong with a gift card. My mom's go-to for birthday parties are gift cards. It is like cash. The recipient can use the gift card for the face value to get whatever they want from their favorite store. I offer gift cards in my shop as well. Check it out.
Tip #7 BUNDLE & SAVE
The best deals are packaged in bundles. Most stores are bundling their best selling and most popular items and giving a markdown that saves their customers money. It is a win win for everyone! You buy more and save and we are able to make our customers happy and make room for new inventory for the upcoming year. Check out these amazing bundles, boxes and best selling items in my shop. My latest release is also packaged in some amazing new bundles.
TIP #8 SUBSCRIBE FOR TEXT NOTIFICATIONS
Life can be very busy. You do not want to miss out on the savings. You can subscribe to our text club and get a text message on Black Friday to remind you to checkout your favorite items before the sale ends. Subscribe to my text club here.
TIP #9 SHOP SMALL (BONUS)
Support small businesses. Small businesses such as mine and my brother's who have rebranded to a YouTube channel Artly Wired, see more here, rely on your support to continue doing business and to grow. This holiday check out some small businesses you can support. They often provide unique gifts and convenient customer support rather than a huge brand.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and I hope these tips it made your Black Friday Shopping a huge success. I would love to hear which tip you loved the most and will be using. Please leave a comment below. I am looking forward to your support this Black Friday in my store. Don't forget to shop and save up to 35% off. No code needed. We are also accepting calls by phone at 860-835-3684.
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