Sensormatic Solutions predicts the busiest shopping days in Asia Pacific

Kevin Viravec, President at Sensormatic Solutions

Sensormatic Solutions, the global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, announced its predictions for the top busiest shopping days of the 2022 year-end shopping season around the world. For many countries in APAC, Christmas Day will be among the busiest shopping days. The annual predictions for the top busiest shopper traffic days are informed by retail traffic data analytics within the company’s intelligent operating platform, Sensormatic IQ.

“We expect a busy holiday season worlwide. Keeping up with demand, staffing appropriately, and having a complete view of operations will be crucial to delivering satisfying customer experiences as shopping peaks,” said Kevin Viravec, President, Sensormatic Solutions.

“The rise of truly unified commerce has boosted consumer expectations to new highs, and those expectations are likely to be even higher during the holidays. Now is the time for retailers to reflect on the experiences they’ve been delivering online and in-store so they can take steps to enhance their operations before the rush begins,” Kevin Viravec further said.

What are the predicted busiest shopping days?

Predictions for Asia Pacific’s busiest shopping days:

Australia: Monday, December 26 – Boxing Day
China: Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Hong Kong: Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
New Zealand: Monday, December 26 – Boxing Day
Singapore: Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
South Korea: Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day

“Historical data will be extremely valuable in determining how to stock, staff, and promote deals during the holidays,” said Daren Ng, V.P & general manager, APAC, Sensormatic.

“For the APAC region, our forecast for the busiest shopping day this year is similar to last year, with Christmas still the strongest driver of shopping. The difference is that with the relaxation of COVID-19 prevention policies in many countries in the APAC this year, traffic on the busiest shopping day is expected to increase significantly compared to last year.”

“With forecasts and insights into the busiest shopping days in each country, retailers can plan ahead and create an excellent shopping experience for their clients, so that they can seize the opportunity to get the desired revenue and achieve a prosperous and sustainable retail.”

What are the predicted busiest shopping days globally?

The predicted top busiest shopping days globally include:

Australia

  1. Monday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  2. Friday, December 23Friday before Christmas
  3. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  4. Thursday, December 22 – Thursday before Christmas
  5. Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

Brazil

  1. Friday, November 25 –Black Friday
  2. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  3. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas
  4. Saturday, November 26 – Saturday after Black Friday
  5. Sunday, December 18 – Sunday before Christmas

Canada

  1. Friday, November 25 –Black Friday
  2. Monday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  3. Saturday, November 26 – Saturday after Black Friday
  4. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  5. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas

China

  1. Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
  2. Saturday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
  3. Saturday, October 22 – Fourth Saturday in October
  4. Saturday, November 12 – Saturday after Singles Day
  5. Sunday, December 25 –Christmas Day

Colombia

  1. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas
  2. Sunday, December 18 – Sunday before Christmas
  3. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, December 3 – First Saturday in December
  5. Thursday, December 22 – Thursday before Christmas

France

  1. Saturday, January 14 – First Saturday of les soldes d’hiver
  2. Saturday, November 26 – Saturday after Black Friday
  3. Saturday, December 10 – Second Saturday in December
  4. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  5. Saturday, January 21 –Second Saturday of les soldes d’hiver

Germany

  1. Saturday, November 26 – Saturday after Black Friday
  2. Saturday, December 10 – Second Saturday in December
  3. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, December 3 – First Saturday in December
  5. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas

Hong Kong SAR

  1. Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
  2. Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  3. Saturday, December 17 –Super Saturday
  4. Sunday, December 18 – Sunday before Christmas
  5. Monday, December 26 –Boxing Day

Italy

  1. Friday, January 6 – Epiphany
  2. Sunday, December 18 – Sunday before Christmas
  3. Sunday, January 8 – Sunday after Epiphany
  4. Sunday, November 27 – Sunday after Black Friday
  5. Sunday, December 11 – Second Sunday in December

Mexico

  1. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  2. Sunday, November 20 Sunday Before El Buen Fin (Obs.)
  3. Monday, November 21 – El Buen Fin
  4. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas
  5. Saturday, November 19 – Saturday Before El Buen Fin (Obs.)

New Zealand

  1. Monday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  2. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas
  3. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
  5. Wednesday, December 21 – Wednesday before Christmas

Singapore

  1. Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  2. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  3. Saturday, December 10 – Second Saturday in December
  4. Sunday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
  5. Saturday, January 21 – Third Saturday in January

South Africa

  1. Friday, November 25 – Black Friday
  2. Saturday, November 26 – Saturday after Black Friday
  3. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas
  4. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  5. Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

South Korea

  1. Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  2. Saturday, October 22 – Fourth Saturday in October
  3. Sunday, November 27 – Sunday after Black Friday
  4. Sunday, November 20 – Third Sunday in November
  5. Sunday, December 4 – First Sunday in December

Spain

  1. Saturday, January 7 – First Saturday of the year
  2. Monday, January 2 – First Monday of the year
  3. Tuesday, January 3 – First Tuesday of the year
  4. Wednesday, January 4 – First Wednesday of the year
  5. Saturday, November 26 – Saturday after Black Friday

United Kingdom/Ireland

  1. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas
  2. Thursday, December 22 – Thursday before Christmas
  3. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, December 10 –Second Saturday in December
  5. Saturday, December 3 – First Saturday in December

United States

  1. Friday, November 25 – Black Friday
  2. Friday, December 23 – Friday before Christmas
  3. Monday, December 26 – Day after Christmas, aka “Boxing Day”
  4. Saturday, December 17 – Super Saturday
  5. Saturday, November 26 – Saturday after Black Friday

Sensormatic Solutions and its platform for retail, Sensormatic IQ, can help retailers prepare for the holiday rush. The platform offers visibility into retailers’ operations by unifying diverse data streams to help drive improved shopper experiences and retail outcomes.

To learn about the top drivers of this holiday season’s busiest shopping days and how Sensormatic Solutions is supporting retailers’ needs, visit Sensormatic Solutions “APAC’s Busiest Year-End Shopping Days of 2022” report. For more Sensormatic Solutions holiday insights, use #SensormaticHolidays2022 to follow along on LinkedIn and Twitter.