It has been on the rise in the Netherlands for a few years now and is now just as established as Halloween (I'm still stubbornly pro-Sint Maarten by the way). Every year on Frankwatching Whatsapp Number List we publish useful articles about Black Friday with tips for marketers and webshop owners to prepare. The what and how are covered by the experts in these articles. But the 'at the expense of what' is still rarely discussed. Recently we received.
Some critical tweets in response to one of the articles on Frankwatching: 'Emphasis on short-term consumption: outdated.' 'Stop this energy-guzzling consumption-driven neo-capitalist nonsense' I understand these messages. Heads of government are in Glasgow talking about how we're going to save the climate, while marketers are working on how to sell as much as possible in the final months of the year. And with discounts that many small, local shopkeepers cannot compete with.
Participating in Black Friday can also be costly. The competition is cutthroat. Also read: Your banana delivered in 10 minutes: is the concept of 'flash deliverers' tenable? And at what cost? In any case, it often results in poor working conditions, Whatsapp Number List low wages (without permanent contracts) and a growing mountain of waste. Alternatives to Black Friday Should we all agree to abolish Black Friday? Annoying. There are always periods when shops give discounts. But there is certainly critical opposition.