Store managers: Shoppers looking for post-Christmas bargains
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- With Christmas over, stores are handling the Christmas returns.
The National Retail Federation says retailers expects about 101 billion dollars worth of goods to be returned this year. While some may be returning items, others are looking for those post-Christmas deals.
Christmas Day may be here and gone, but that doesn't mean the shopping has stopped. Saturday, Dec. 26 is a big clearance day and at the Meijer in Waukesha, Store Director Stacy Maynard says they're still seeing a lot of customers coming in with that Christmas spirit.
"Looking at some bargains, looking at whatever is left over for Christmas," Maynard said.
He says so far, returns have been light.
"Just wrong-sized clothing or maybe bringing back a particular game to get a different game, but overall, returns have been a lot lighter than typical," he said.
Anything that does get returned is quarantined.
"It does go back to our room for quarantines for 72 hours," Maynard said. "It has to be back there for three days."
The National Retail Federation and Appriss Retail Survey found on average, retailers surveyed expect about 13% of items sold during the 2020 holiday season to be returned.
"So far, we've only gotten a couple returns today," Edie Boutique Store Manager Erin Welytok said. "Today is kind of the day of returns for the most part in years past, we get people who bring returns back between now and middle of January."
At the Edie Boutique in the Third Ward, the days leading up to Christmas were busy.
"It was great to see that rush of people again," Welytok said.
They're hoping to keep people coming in.
"Everything in store is half off and it's going to go through the end of January," she said.
To get those shoppers looking for the post-Christmas bargain.
Every store has a different return policy, so you may want to check that before putting off any returns.