GameStop has decided that it is in their and their employee’s best interest if they shut down all of their stores around the globe on November 26th, Thanksgiving. Considering that the next day is Black Friday, this decision makes perfect sense.
WHY GAMESTOP DECIDED TO CLOSE ON THANKSGIVING
GameStop is one of the most well known and successful gaming stores in the world so why would they close down a day and lose sales? Well, the answer, according to GameStop, is as simple as giving their employees and customers respect. In a statement by GameStop, they mention how the main reason they are closing on Thanksgiving is to give their employees and customers time to spend with their friends and families to enjoy the great holiday. That is a tremendous amount of class shown by GameStop, but it is also probably a smart decision altogether considering that if they would have decided to open on Thanksgiving, they would have had to pay their employees holiday wages. Also, since the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, GameStop can undoubtedly make up for any possible loss of sales.
BLACK FRIDAY SHOULD MAKE UP FOR THANKSGIVING DAY
As people across the world know, Black Friday is a day where most stores open up at some ungodly hour and have monster sales on their products. GameStop will be no exception this year. According to GameStop, they are planning on opening up all stores at 5 a.m. local time on Black Friday. GameStop has not officially stated what deals they will have on Black Friday as of yet, but it’s almost certain that GameStop will have some irresistible deals come Black Friday.
WHY OTHER STORES SHOULD FOLLOW IN GAMESTOP’S FOOTSTEPS
GameStop has decided to do something that other stores should really consider doing. Thanksgiving is a special day of the year where everyone should be spending time with their loved ones. Unfortunately, not all companies can afford to shut down on a day like Thanksgiving. Major retail stores like Wal-Mart, Meijer, Target, etc. would end up losing a huge portion of sales that would probably not benefit them in the long run. However, companies that are not necessarily major retail stores, should really think about and consider paying respects to their employees and customers just as GameStop has done and close down on Thanksgiving.