In recent years retailers in Europe, including Belgium have followed suit tempting many of us to part with our hard-earned cash with offers that appear too good to turn down.
According to figures released by Worldline, the company that operates the electronic payment system in Belgium there was a significant increase in the number of electronic payments on “Black Friday” compared to other Fridays in Belgium.
By 5pm Worldline had recorded 5.8 million electronic transactions, up 12% on the previous Friday.
Last year on Black Friday Worldline had registered 5.6 million transactions by 5pm. These included both physical transactions and online payments.