Since arriving in Brazil in 2010, Black Friday has been rated as an excellent opportunity to buy electronics and other higher value products at better prices. Contrary to these expectations, however, a survey by Promobit showed that the most successful offering on Black Friday 2018 was toilet paper. In addition to this, other unusual products, such as flea medicine, toothpaste and sachet mayonnaise, caught the attention of consumers on the promotional date.
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Although it seems odd, the most successful product last Black Friday was a 24-roll triple-leaf toilet paper package, offered for $ 10.90. According to Fabio Carneiro, head of Promobit's commercial, the episode is the perfect example of the impulse buying phenomenon. More unusual purchases are expected for Black Friday 2019, which takes place on November 29th.
Toilet Paper Offer Succeeded at Black Friday 2018 Photo: Lvia Dmaso / TechTudo
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"It's hard to imagine anyone waiting for Black Friday to buy toilet paper or toothpaste, but many consumers are driven to make the purchase when they find a very good offer: it's the well-known opportunity shopping," says Carneiro.
The case can also be explained from recent changes in the behavior of the Brazilian consumer, which is incorporating habits of buyers from outside the country. In addition to buying consumer electronics and personal care products, people have seen Black Friday as an opportunity to buy and stock up on household products and even longer-term foods, says Israel Nacaxe, co-founder. from Propz, a startup that applies Artificial Intelligence to leverage physical retail sales.
Along with offering toilet paper, promos for rifles, chewing gum, soldering machines and underwear kits also captured consumers in the latest issue of Black Friday. Next, check out the list of other more unusual products that were successful at the time, according to the Promobit survey.
- Inverter Welding Machine
- Airsoft Rifle
- Pringles Potato
- Chicle Fruit Salad 100g
- Power Generator
- Mayonnaise in sach
- Submerged pump
- Underwear kit
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