Yesterday it was not just a rest day. For many it was an opportunity to visit the toy stores of the city and take advantage of the promotions that are inaugurated in each December with the death of ‘Black Friday’ and the start of Christmas.
A tour that not only served to know that this year there is more diversity of offers, but the payment facilities that already offer some commercial houses.If you buy at Juguetón, for example, there is the option to take the toys and pay them from February. In My Toy store, on the other hand, although the first payment is immediately, it is possible to defer it in 3, 6 and up to 12 months without interest, depending on the credit card you are using.
If you talk about offer, Christmas 2018 promises to be more diverse, thanks to the greater opening this year has had the import of products, including toys.According to the figures of the Central Bank of Ecuador from January to September the country imported $ 59.8 million, 32% more than it had bought in the same period last year.
China remains the country’s main supplier, with $ 51 million; that is, 85% of what was acquired until September of this year. The list is followed by Mexico and Colombia, with $ 2.3 million and $ 1 million, respectively.
The technology has not stopped being an important ingredient in this 2018 and that highlights the arrival of increasingly sophisticated drones. Thus, from pricesranging from $ 36 to $ 280, you can find these flying devices that incorporate cameras, sensors that can be handled with simple gestures and GPS, which facilitate their location and which makes the drone return to its owner when itis about to be downloaded. The action figures will also mark a trend, among them that of the movie Avengers, whose characters and masks are sold separately. To this are joined the miniature dolls, the Lol Surprises, which are wrapped in a sphere in order to be collected; or the Disney dolls, such as Fancy Nancy, Moana and Princess.
The prices of these items have also varied. Acquiring them now is more feasible,since they no longer pay the safeguards taxed until June of last year.
China and Mexico
The Asian country is the main supplier with $ 51 million, until September of this year. The list is followed by Mexico and Colombia.
Wha tis bought the most?
The dolls that represent animals or humans is the main demand. They have a 14.8%share of purchases. Toys that work electronically or with engines totaled $ 3.6million until September. (I)