双十一 (Shuāng Shíyī), or “Double Eleven”, is a day dedicated to the joy of being single and, perhaps more importantly, supermassive online shopping! And it’s coming up this Sunday!
First developed as a day for singles to celebrate their singlehood in a dignified way, the day also - perhaps unavoidably - became a time for singles to meet. There’s two 1’s in 11, after all!
But most people think “shopping!” when they think of Double Eleven. The world’s largest consumerist feast, it has a much higher sales volume than Black Friday in the US, with discounts on everything from cars, clothes, and electronics to furniture, cosmetics, and toys.
Of course, most people have the same love/hate relationship with the date as Americans do with Black Friday. At least here it’s mostly online sales - hopefully resulting in fewer trampled people?
So good luck, delivery companies. Don’t get too stressed.
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