Companies make changes for Black Friday shoppers amid the pandemic

Posted at 9:24 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 22:24:06-05

Some changes to Black Friday this year because of the pandemic.

Retailers are approaching the biggest shopping day of the year with some safety guidelines for covid-19.

Black Friday shopping is already underway, but this year it looks a little different. Several companies have made accommodations for their customers amid the pandemic.

Instead of the typical Black Friday shopping experience, many big box stores like Target have found a way to keep their customers safe.

Because of the pandemic and capacity limits, Target is giving customers the option to reserve a spot in line at the store.

It's called the "Save Your Spot Program" all you have to do is go to Target's website.

This program is not reserving your spot in the checkout line, this is to reserve your spot to get into the store.

Instead of having to wait outside of the store, you can sit in your car until you receive a text from the store.

For Walmart they're calling their approach a "Reinvented" Black Friday experience.

Only 20% of the usual capacity is allowed and shoppers will be required to form a single-file line before stores open at 5 a.m. on the Friday.

Customers can also pick up their online Black Friday orders at the curbside or receive deliveries at home.

Although this year's shopping experience will be like no other, companies are making the most of an unpredictable year.

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