Future Shop Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.

December 21, 2008 18:40 ET

Start Boxing Day Shopping Early at Futureshop.ca

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2008) -

Pulling up to the computer for Boxing Day shopping is a growing tradition for Canadians reports Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. Future Shop's online Boxing Day sale on futureshop.ca starts December 24th at 5:00 p.m. PST and runs until December 27th midnight PST. The online Boxing Day flyer preview starts December 23rd on www.futureshop.ca.

"There has been a growing trend in online shopping over the last few years and we expect a 30 per cent growth in our online Boxing Day sales this year with over nine million visits to our website," said Thierry Hay-Sabourin, Senior Manager e-commerce, Future Shop. "Customers find it convenient to shop from their home and traditionally the busiest times of our online Boxing Day sale are during the evening of December 24th and then again on the morning of December 25th".

Future Shop's Online Boxing Day Hours

- December 24-27:

- On December 24: 3:00-4:59 p.m. PST: The site is open for browsing only. From 5:00 p.m. PST: the web-only Boxing Day begins at www.futureshop.ca.

- On December 27: 11:59 p.m. PST: Web-only Boxing Day sale ends.

On December 23, check futureshop.ca for in-store and online Boxing Day flyers. There will be really hot deals on TV's, blu-ray players, laptops, computers, washer/dryer pairs, dishwashers, digital cameras, MP3 players, GPS, video games and many other consumer electronics, appliances and entertainment products.

Due to high traffic volume, in-store pickup is not available during Boxing Day.

Top Five Tips for Successful Online Boxing Day Shopping on futureshop.ca

1. Update your account information

- Before you start shopping, make sure your account info is correct to save time when you're checking out. If you haven't already done so, create an account now. Sign up now on www-ssl.futureshop.ca/profile/create.asp?logon=&langid=EN.

2. Sign up for Verified by Visa

- Register for Verified by Visa before Boxing Day and enjoy speedier transactions, tighter security and faster delivery. More information at www.futureshop.ca/informationcentre/EN/vbv.asp?logon=&langid=EN.

3. Take an early online peek at all the amazing deals.

- On December 23, check out all the great deals on the in-store and online flyers.

- On December 24: 3:00-6:00 p.m. EST: www.futureshop.ca is closed. 6:00-7:59 p.m. EST: The site is open for browsing only. 8:00 pm EST: Web-only Boxing Day begins!

4. During the sale - Queue up the best deals.

- During the busiest shopping periods, you might experience an online waiting queue while you're checking out. Do not close this window as you will lose your place in line.

5. During the sale - Don't give up!

- If an item is marked "Out of Stock" but still shows a quantity available like "Quantity Remaining: 1", then we've ordered more units from our supplier and we can take your order as a back order.

For Future Shop's in-store Boxing Day store hours by Province and store location click to www.futureshop.ca/marketing/holiday_hours08/default.asp?CMP=BAC-ABF_Banner

About Future Shop

With 139 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells and hosts an online community forum for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics (see www.futureshop.ca/green) and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/community).

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