It’s shopping season, and sales and deals await.
Some retailers like Target have finished Thanksgiving time completely and Black Friday no longer dominates holiday shopping.
More transactions have moved online, and Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are among the stores offering online transactions.
There’s also Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday online deals pop up on Monday.
There is a nationwide shortage of 80,000 Turk drivers, according to the American Trucking Association, which complicates other factors.
The association’s chief economist, Bob Costello, said, “Increased freight demand, pandemic-related issues from early retirement, closed driver schools and DMVs, and other procedures are actually driving demand for drivers. and subsequently caused shortages.
While some stores require employees to wear masks, major retailers recommend wearing face masks, but they are not required.
One of Anderson’s largest physical shopping destinations, Anderson Mall is open from 10am to 8pm all season.
Anderson Mall opened nearly 50 years ago.
Anchors are Berg, Dillards and JCPenney.
The mall has about 50 retailers, including Aéropostle, American Eagle, Bath&Body Works, Champs Sports, claire’s, Hot Topic, Journeys and Rack Room Shoes.
Most individual stores close on Christmas Day and may open earlier on Christmas Eve.
Santa will join the mall starting December 4th, moving from the food court to his temporary home from noon to 2pm.
According to the mall, masks are recommended but not required at most stores.
Anderson’s Target, 3519 Clemson Blvd., will be closed for Thanksgiving this year, and both stores will reopen at 7am on Black Friday.
Starting December 5th, like most Target locations, the store will be open daily from 7am to midnight through December 23rd.
Face coverings are recommended for both customers and employees. Employees at the entrance are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing carts and baskets between uses, according to Target.
Walmart’s largest store in Anderson County will close on Thanksgiving.
- 3812 Liberty Hwy, Anderson
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Walmart said it extended delivery hours to 10 p.m. the day before and the day after Thanksgiving to make shopping easier.
If you order by 18:00, you can receive it on the same day, and in some cases, it is possible to deliver large items from other stores.
Walmart and Sam’s Club employees are required to wear face coverings while working indoors.
Walmart says its enhanced cleaning routine, which involves sanitizing carts after use and maintaining plastic shields at checkout, is part of prevention.
Best Buy on Clemson Boulevard in Anderson closes on Thanksgiving and opens at 5am and closes at 10pm on Black Friday.
Open on public holidays from 10 AM to 9 PM Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 9 PM on Saturday, and from 10 AM to 8 PM on Sunday.
Customers and employees are encouraged to wear face coverings.
We will limit the number of people in the store to suppress the congestion in the store.
One-on-one consultations by appointment are available at bestbuy.com/services/triage/shopping or by calling 864-329-1291.
Grady’s Great Outdoor
The Anderson-based retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm.
Cole’s stores in Easley and Anderson will be closed on Thanksgiving and open from 5am to midnight on November 26th. Afterwards, Kohl’s is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 10pm, Saturday from 8am to 11pm, and Sunday from 8am to 10pm.
Non-contact drive-up and store pick-up are possible.
Vaccinated customers can shop with or without a mask. Coles recommends that unvaccinated customers and employees wear masks while in the store.
Kohl’s says enhanced cleaning is part of the store’s COVID precautions.
Magnetic South Brewery
The newest and largest brewery in downtown Anderson hosts live music and shopping experiences on Fridays.
The market is open from 11am to 5pm and the 3 Rings Circus has live music from 2pm to 4pm.
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