Retailers, be ready for the busiest projected holiday shopping day of 2017 on December 22nd!

According to Interac’s point-of-sale data which refers to the previous years, the last Friday before Christmas Eve, is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year. With 25 million debit transactions projected on that day across Canada, 1 million more than in 2016, the highest number of transactions of the year will be recorded.

In addition, Interac indicated that Canadians use the “TAP” feature more and more and this will allow consumers to get through checkout lines faster.

In 2016, Moneris already saw an increase of 11.3% compared to the same day in 2015. Also, a ranking of the biggest last-minute shoppers has been done, showing that Manitobans are in the first place followed by Ontarians and Quebecois.

Interac conducted a survey* which informs, without surprise, that 43% of Canadians will spend the most on their children, followed by their partner (31%), and their parents (12%) over the holidays. Another fun fact that we wanted to share, Canadians almost spend as much on their pets (3%) during the holidays as their best human friend (4%).

*Online survey of 1061 Canadian residents between Oct. 27- Nov. 01, 2017.

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Sources (articles in English and French)

Interac predicts December 22, 2017 will be the busiest shopping day of the year – Press release

La journée la plus active dans les magasins sera le 22 décembre – Article in TVA nouvelles