Non-essential shops re-open on 12 April, and some high street retailers will have major sales to encourage shoppers to returns.
Currys PC World will open 249 shops on Monday and plans an ‘XXL Clearance Sale’ with up to 70% off products. You can expect discounts across audio, computing, TVs, and more. The retailer has announced it will slash prices on the Jabra Elite 45 Bluetooth headphones to £49.99, which is £20 off the current price.
Meanwhile, 4K smart TVs are expected to have up to £500 off. Whether its discounts will beat its current ‘Epic Deals’ sale remains to be seen – Currys already has up to £741 off Samsung TVs in this current sale. Check whether your local Currys PC World will be open here.
Likewise, mobile network Three is launching a ‘gadget giveaway’ promotion in England and Wales where customers can claim one of four free gadgets with new phone purchases. The bundles include Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earbuds, JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker, Fitbit Versa 3, and Beats Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones. Three is already offering Galaxy Buds Live with Samsung Galaxy S21 phones and Powerbeats Pro with iPhone 12 phones.
John Lewis hasn’t announced any separate sales yet from the 12th, but it will open many of its stores across the nation come Monday 12 April. You can see opening dates for its shops here. We’ll update this article with any new sales announcements if they are made.
Argos has remained open for click and collection since 5 January while limiting in-store traffic. It has not announced whether its current Covid-19 measurements will change next week.
The BBC reported high street shops may see a 48% increase in footfall on 12 April due to customers’ “pent up demand” to visit brick-and-mortar stores – and retailers are making preparations for the traffic.
Both Three and Currys PC World will be enforcing new safety measures including regular cleaning, added hand sanitizing dispensers, 2m social distancing floor stickers, one-way traffic systems, and safety screens.
O2, which will also open stores on 12 April has already spent £3.1M since January to prepare its stores for re-opening, the network stated in a blog post on 6 April. It plans on investing another £1.3M until mid-2021.
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