The holiday season is fully upon us, and with 60% of Americans ages 12 and over fully vaccinated against COVID19, it is a time to celebrate with family and loved ones. This means more traveling and getting together to enjoy traditions of years gone by. As people digest their Thanksgiving feasts, many will begin to prepare for a seasonal favorite, Black Friday.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that this year’s holiday shopping spree will bring in $843.4 billion to $859.0 billion. “The outlook for the holiday season looks very bright,” NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “The unusual and beneficial position we find ourselves in is that households have increased spending vigorously throughout most of 2021, and remain with plenty of holiday purchasing power. Concerns about high prices are weighing on consumer sentiment, but that has not held back spending.” It is this holiday shopping season that can make or break it for many businesses. Hence the term “Black Friday”, a time for businesses to get out of the “red” and into the “black”.
One of the biggest trends being predicted for Black Friday sales this year is the purchase of drones and drone equipment. In 2021, the drone market value reached $20.8billion, and it is expected to reach $501.4 billion, with a growth rate of 57.5% CAGR, by 2028. People of all ages are getting into the drone industry. But it is the younger generation, kids, that will make the greatest impact in the future of the drone market. That is why so many schools and parents are looking to get young children interested in drones now.
With so many drones in the market, it can be hard to find the best products to buy, especially for beginner drone enthusiasts. The first thing to consider is the age and ability of the person who will be flying the drone. The good news is that most drones are as easy to operate as a video game, making them easily adaptable to young learners. The next thing to consider is, of course, price. Another good thing is that drones can range in price from as little as $15 for small toy models, to under $100 for a good learner’s model. For those with more experience, drones are still relatively inexpensive in terms of electronic purchases. Finally, you need to think of how the person will want to use the drone. Would they prefer a drone for photography or racing, a DIY STEM kit, or a ready to fly out of the box drone?
There will be countless drone deals available this shopping season. Once you find the right drone, there are a few things to remember. The first is that even the most experienced drone pilot runs into trouble, crashes happen. It is a good idea to invest in spare parts for any drone you buy. That being said, it is also a good idea to get back up batteries as drones tend to have limited flight times. But one of the most important things to be aware of is drone safety. Get familiar with the FAA regulations on drone use, even if you intend to fly recreationally.