The holiday consumer buying season is starting earlier every year. Once a Thanksgiving and Black Friday phenomena, now pundits are tracking sales of holiday buying as early Halloween. And, although not technically a high-tech holiday, more and more Halloween decorations and costumes include electronic content.
“If Halloween sales meet analyst's forecasts, we can expect a great start to the 2015 holiday shopping season, including Thanksgiving and December holidays,” said MarketResearch.com in a recent report on Halloween sales.
If you are out on Halloween, take a look around to see the many sound and motion sensors needed to make spiders drop and ghouls howl. Consider the blinking lights on the robots, space aliens, and other creepy critters. Whether the Halloween-inspired special effects were homemade or manufactured, someone paid for electronic components to make it happen.
The infographic below from Fronetics Strategic Advisors offers some stats on just how big the holiday is—and the figures are truly staggering. Take a look and then let us know how electronics are part of your holiday plans in the comments section below.
— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN