Member Brief: The Blackest Friday

Widely considered one of the forefathers of eCommerce, here’s a recent quote by Jeff Bezos: “Don’t buy a fridge, hold on to your money.” So to spend or not to spend? This is the question this holiday season. As the United States teeters on recession, overall holiday sales are expected to lag last year’s growth, one spurred by post-pandemic revenge spending. All combined, this year’s holiday outlook is indicative of a consumer mindset split between taking advantage of promotions and saving for potential economic hardships.

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