World Shopping Day 2022: Best smart-tech deals for the Singles’ Day

World Shopping Day is a prime opportunity for those looking to stock up on tech products at bargain prices. Also known as Single’s Day, it originated in China and is considered a counterpart of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in America. World Shopping Day is observed on November 11th every year, and on this day, the most prominent Chinese online shops offer significant discounts and sales.

Although it started as World Shopping Day, November 11th is now known as Single’s Day because the number “1” in 11/11 resembles an individual who is alone. In fact, for this very reason, many of the stores participating in this discount period offer products for singles at extremely low prices.

The discounts offered by China’s online stores on this day reach up to 90%, while November 11th is the most important day of the year for the giant Chinese marketplace, AliExpress.

Single’s Day is also becoming increasingly popular in Europe, with online stores from countries such as Germany offering unbeatable sales every year on November 11th.

How to get the most out of World Shopping Day 2022

As with any discount period, so on World Shopping Day, you need to prepare appropriately to make the right deals.

The safest option is to prefer the offers that reach discounts of 90% through AliExpress. First, download the AliExpress app on your mobile phone, use its desktop version, and create your account if you don’t already have one.

Both in the application and on the website of the leading Chinese marketplace, there is already a relevant category with offers for Single’s Day. You can select the tech gadgets you want to buy in advance and add them to your cart or your wish list. Make sure that you have also searched for coupons you can use during the Single’s Day since online; you can already find and collect a lot of coupons for AliExpress.

The sales only last 24 hours, so you should have prepared the list of products you want to buy and move fast to get ahead of the stocks.

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It is time for a Smart Home

On World Shopping Day, you can find deals on hundreds of product categories. From books, games, clothes, cosmetics, and furniture to smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, game consoles, 4K TVs, and thousands of tech gadgets.

If you’re looking for a prime opportunity to turn your home into a smart home, then November 11th is the day to shop. On AliExpress, you can find a “smart home improvement” category with thousands of smart gadgets that will enrich the capabilities of your home’s infrastructure. With less than 20 euros, you can buy Tuya WiFi Smart Thermostat, which can be controlled via your smartphone before returning home. The thermostat supports different temperature settings with 6-time modes daily, and you are free to choose manual or auto modes for various purposes.

It also has voice control, and it works with Alexa and Google home as well. By spending less than 190 euros, you can buy Zemismart Tuya WiFi Smart Curtain that you can control via your mobile phone remotely. This smart curtain is super silent and supports voice control via Alexa or Google Home. You can set the time to open and close the curtains every day automatically, or you can set the curtains to close automatically when you leave home. Therefore, you can say “open the curtains” and feel an ultimate smart home experience.

Highly sensitive sensors detect the presence of smoke inside the house and activate the alarm, preventing accidents. It can be placed in the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, or the carport, and you can control it via your mobile phone. On World Shopping Day, you can also grab a great discount and buy Zigbee Smart Smoke Fire Alarm Sensor Detector for less than 30 euros.

Suppose you choose a Chinese marketplace, such as AliExpress or Alibaba. In that case, the delivery time for Europe ranges from 20-30 days, while you can also turn to European marketplaces to look for similar deals, such as the German Zalando, Galeria, Otto, Aldi, Lidl, About You or Thalia. You can find similarly significant discounts on tech products like drones, cameras, video games, and smartwatches.

George Mavridis is a freelance journalist and writer based in Greece. His work primarily covers tech, innovation, social media, digital communication, and politics. He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication. Also, he holds an MA in Media and Communication Studies from the Malmö University of Sweden and an MA in Digital Humanities from the Linnaeus University of Sweden.