Extended Store Hours - Late Closing, Early Opening, 24/7 Shopping

All Retail Stores With Best and Longest Hours for Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers

2014 Extended Store Hours - Late Closing, Early Opening, 24/7 Shopping
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    Extended store hours in the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season are equally as strategic for the largest U.S. retail chains and for the last-minute Christmas shopper.  While retailers have been busy calculating the best combination of extended hours, seasonal employee wages, and advertising that will yield the best competitive advantage in the final days of the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season, shoppers have been busy calculating the best combination of early morning, late night, and online shopping that will yield the best Christmas shopping deals, discounts, special bonuses and freebies.

     

    The formula for last-minute Christmas shoppers is a little more complicated since they also have to predict the probability that retailers will be more desperate than last-minute shoppers as the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season winds down.  Generally, the retailers with the most extended  store hours will be most likely to offer shopping procrastinators the deepest discounts and the best deals between Super Saturday and Christmas Eve 2014.  Retailers that are willing to open their doors before dawn and keep their lights on until midnight are in it to win it in the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season.

      The retail chains with the best and longest hours between 2014 Super Saturday and Christmas Eve for last-minute Christmas shoppers are also the retail chains that had the most aggressive 2014 Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday shopping hours.  Kohl's, Macy's, Sears, Toys 'R Us, and Walmart   offered marathon 24/7 shopping hours to customers Thanksgiving week and Black Friday weekend.

       They are offering the same 24/7 shopping courtesy in the days before Christmas Eve.  

      It's not so much that these retailers with drastically extended store hours are expecting hordes of shoppers to be lining up and filling up the cash register drawers at 3 AM.  It's more a matter of brand perception.

       Kohl's, Macy's, Sears, Toys 'R Us, and Walmart want to position themselves in the minds of 2014 Christmas holiday consumers as the go-to, always-open, if-all-else-fails retail destination of last resort.  These marathon retailers also don't want to send shoppers to their competitors just because of store hour accessibility. 

       

      Store Hours for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

      24/7 - Kohl’s (6:00 AM December 19th - 6:00 PM December 24th)

      24/7 - Macy’s (7:00 AM December 19th - 6:00 PM December 24th)

      24/7 - Sears (December 21st - December 23rd)

      24/7 - Toys ‘R Us - (6:00 AM December 23 - 9:00 PM - December 24th)

      24/7 - Walmart (most locations)

      6:00 AM - Midnight - Kmart (December 15 - December 21)

      6:00 AM - 2:00 AM - Toys ‘R Us - (December 20 - December 22)

      7:00 AM - 11:00 PM - Best Buy (December 21)

      7:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Best Buy (December 22 & December 23)

      7:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Boscov’s (December 20 - December 23)

      7:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Dick’s Sporting Goods (December 19 - December 23)

      7:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Macy’s (December 19 - December 24)

      7:00 AM - 9:00 PM - Shopko Hometown Stores (December 16 - December 23)

      7:00 AM -12:00 Midnight - Target (December 23rd)

      8:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Gordmans (December 12 - December 23)

      7:00 AM - Midnight - jcpenney (December 21 - 23 - individual locations may vary)

      8:00 AM - Midnight - Sears (December 19th & December 20th)

      8:00 AM -Midnight - Target (December 21st and 22nd) 

      11:00 PM Closing - Michael’s (December 19 & 20)

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      Will the retailers with the earliest and latest store hours in the final days of the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season capture the most last-minute Christmas shoppers and create Q4 sales success?  If the sales results in the 2013 Christmas holiday shopping season are any indication, the continuing trend of aggressively extended store hours that was utilized last year should be equally successful for the retail chains like Kohl's Macy's, Sears, Toys 'R Us, and Walmart that repeatedly use and extend their extended hours Christmas retailing strategy.

      What follows is a complete list of the largest U.S. retail chains with extended store hours, late closings, early openings, and 24/7 shopping marathons in the final days of the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season between Super Saturday and Christmas Eve.  This list of extended store hours is arranged according to store opening times, with the earliest times listed first.  

      It is important to note that store hours may vary in individual store locations for each of these retail chains, and that individual store hours may also extend beyond these advertised holiday store hour times.

      All Early and Late Store Hours for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping - 2014 Extended Store Hours:

      24/7 - Kohl’s (6:00 AM December 19th - 6:00 PM December 24th)

      24/7 - Macy’s (7:00 AM December 19th - 6:00 PM December 24th)

      24/7 - Sears (December 21st - December 23rd)

      24/7 - Toys ‘R Us - (6:00 AM December 23 - 9:00 PM - December 24th)

      24/7 - Walmart (most locations)

      6:00 AM - Midnight - Kmart (December 15 - December 21)

      6:00 AM - 2:00 AM - Toys ‘R Us - (December 20 - December 22)

      7:00 AM - 11:00 PM - Best Buy (December 21)

      7:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Best Buy (December 22 & December 23)

      7:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Boscov’s (December 20 - December 23)

      7:00 A M - 12:00 Midnight - Dick’s Sporting Goods (December 19 - December 23)

      7:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Macy’s (December 19 - December 24)

      7:00 AM - 9:00 PM - Shopko Hometown Stores (December 16 - December 23)

      7:00 AM -12:00 Midnight - Target (December 23rd)

      8:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight - Gordmans (December 12 - December 23)

      7:00 AM - Midnight - jcpenney (December 21 - 23 - individual locations may vary)

      8:00 AM - Midnight - Sears (December 19th & December 20th)

      8:00 AM -Midnight - Target (December 21st and 22nd) 

      11:00 PM Closing - Michael’s (December 19 & 20)

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