What are Sales Cycles?
A Sales Cycle is also known as a price reduction calendar or stock rotation plan. Retailers follow them to make room for new models and take advantage of marketing opportunities like holidays and sporting events. As consumers, we can take advantage of having the same general merchandise going on sale at the same time each year.
4 Reasons You Need to Know about the Fall Sales Cycles:
1 Lower Costs on Large Ticket Items – Knowing the best time to purchase investment pieces, like furniture and electronics can lower your cost without sacrificing quality.
2 Stretch Your Grocery Budget – Buying produce in season will slash your grocery bills and assist in meal planning.
3 Get More Using Your Coupons – Using coupons when items are on sale is always a bigger bang for your buck.
4 Planning Your Savings – Knowing when seasonal or larger items are lower priced gives you a time frame for saving to buy them.
** Be Aware ** You may not always find the widest selection of sale items in your stores. Most items go on sale when a season is ending or new models are about to arrive and inventory is lower. The produce availability may differ depending on where you live and seasonal growing conditions.
(HH) = Grown in a Hot House
Fruits –Apples, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Vegetables –Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Onion, Kale, Lettuce (HH), Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Squash, Swiss Chard, Zucchini
Holiday & Seasonal –Barbeques and related items, Patio sets, Gardening supplies, Pool supplies
Household –Lunch box snacks, Bedding, Bathroom boutique items – soap & toothbrush holders, shower curtains, Lamps, Stoves, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Built-in microwaves, Washers, Dryers
Clothing –T- shirts, Tank tops, Sunglasses, Sandals, Swim wear, Capri pants, Summer skirts, Shorts
Electronics –Tablets, Music players, Book readers, Alarm clocks
Other –Landscaping plants like shrubs & trees, Hardscaping stones, Fountains, Lawn mowers, Leaf blowers, Hedge trimmers, Lawn trimmers, Gardening tools, Perennials, Bicycles
Fruits –Apples, Crab Apples, Cranberries, Grapes, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Tomatoes
Vegetables –Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers (HH), Egg Plants, Green Onion, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnip, Patty Pans, Peppers (HH), Potatoes, Radishes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes (HH)
Holiday & Seasonal –Gas barbeques, Lawn mowers, Fishing gear, after Thanks giving – stock up on Baking ingredients, Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry sauce etc for Christmas dinner
Household –Baking tools, Toys and board games, Nuts
Clothing – Winter coats, Jeans, Denim skirts
Electronics –Desk top and Lap top computers, Digital cameras
Other – Bicycles, Cars, Trucks, Air conditioners
Fruit- Apples, Pears. Pumpkins, Tomatoes
Vegetables –Beets, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Egg plants, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet potatoes, Zucchini
Holiday & Seasonal –Halloween candies and themed items
Household –Baby products, Kids toys, Candles, Cookware, Bakeware, Space heaters, Blankets, Comforters, Frozen pie and tart shells, Large household appliances
Clothing –Wedding dresses, Winter clothing
Electronics –Black Friday electronics, DVD and Blu-Ray Movies, Music CDs, Televisions
Other –Bicycles, GPS units
What do you find goes on sale every Fall in your area? Please share in the comments below.
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