Boxing Day Marketing Trends & Quora Audience Insights
Boxing Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas, December 26th. While it originated in the United Kingdom, it is now observed in various countries around the world, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and some parts of Europe.
Boxing Day has historical roots in the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate. Nowadays, it is a time for relaxation, family gatherings, and shopping. Many people take advantage of the numerous sales and discounts offered by retailers on this day. Boxing Day is widely celebrated by people as a day to unwind, spend time with loved ones, shop, and enjoy the festive spirit that continues beyond Christmas Day.
The holiday season is considered the busiest time of year for the retail sector, with a surge in trade typically commencing around Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving (in the United States), leading all the way up to Christmas and Boxing Day. Consumers are eager to find a bargain, especially during the holidays.
Of Australians intended to spend money at Boxing Day sales in 2022
Of Australians will spend from $100 to $500 at the sales
Estimated profit that Australian retailers made during Boxing Day sales, including retail and online sales
A recent representative Australian survey conducted by Savvy has revealed that over half of Australians planned on spending their leftover Christmas cash on Boxing Day sales in 2022. A survey conducted in 2022 by Statista revealed that the most popular category among Australian shoppers intending to purchase items during the Boxing Day sales was clothes and shoes, with over 62 percent of respondents indicating that they intend to buy these items during the sales. Over 25 percent of participants also intend to purchase electronics during the Boxing Day sales period.
The Boxing Day sales period is an important part of the Q4 cycle for both consumers and retailers. Consumers are hunting for the best tail-end holiday deals, and retailers are looking to hit their Q4 goals. Capitalizing on this opportunity is a crucial part of finishing the year strong and starting the new one off with success.
Boxing Day sales trends for 2023
What Santa doesn’t bring, Boxing Day will. With each year of Boxing Day shopping, experts anticipate that spending will continue to follow an increasing trend post-pandemic.
Share of Canadian consumers planning to spend $1,000 CAD or more on gifts
Projected average holiday spend among millennials in Canada
In addition to door-crasher deals and promotions, recent trends show that consumers are also looking for other qualities in their purchases. Consumers are more and more focused on sustainability and responsibility, and are likely to purchase products that are greener, or come from companies that practice sustainability or support a cause. Likewise, consumers also value convenience, such as same-day shipping and delivery as well as an easy purchase process. A Boxing Day promotion has the opportunity to seal the deal by appealing to these different points.
Boxing Day advertising on Quora
Going beyond organic marketing, retailers can get extra exposure for their Boxing Day deals by making use of Quora’s network of over 400 million monthly unique visitors. Retailers can get their voices heard in organic discussions about Boxing Day, holiday shopping, and related topics on Quora.
Quora is where people come to share their experiences, recommendations, and insights about different deals, discounts, and products offered by retailers during Boxing Day and other holiday events. Quora offers advertisers a unique opportunity to reach influential consumers as they research holiday shopping options and make purchasing decisions.
Hot Boxing Day and retail topics on Quora
Popular Boxing Day questions on Quora
How to run a successful Boxing Day Day ad campaign
Introducing a sample Quora Ad campaign you could run to give your Boxing Day promotion an extra boost. We recommend running one campaign in two phases.
Phase 1 – Awareness
To build brand and product awareness in the lead-up to Boxing Days, we recommend running a week-long Traffic campaign using Broad Targeting. This configuration will promote your ads widely across Quora to get maximum impressions.
Format: Image Ad
Audience: All genders, Canada
Additional Targeting: Broad targeting, all placements, mobile + desktop
Timeline: December 14–December 24
Phase 2 – Boxing Day Promo
At the start of Boxing Day, swap out your creative for messaging that showcases your special promotion.
We recommend changing the creative—rather than setting up a new campaign—because Quora’s machine learning algorithm has already started optimizing the existing campaign over the last week.
Timeline: December 25-26
Focus your Boxing Day campaign on what matters to Quora users
These are some of the most influential factors driving Quora’s audience to make online purchases:
Easy online purchase process
Commitment to sustainability
Supporting a cause
Make Quora a part of your marketing plan
Including Quora in your Boxing Day marketing plans can expose your brand to a massive audience discussing and sharing their experiences, recommendations, and insights about these special sales events. This valuable user-generated content can help you understand customer preferences, gather feedback, and tailor your marketing strategies to better meet their needs, ultimately driving engagement and sales during Boxing Day and beyond.
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