As Texomans start to wind down from the holiday season, retailers on the other hand are gearing up to face another rush of holiday shoppers. The day after Christmas retailers are anticipating gift returns and more sales. The Walmart in Wichita Falls off Lawrence Road, opened their doors at 5am. They also brought in extra staff just to make sure the process runs smoothly for every customer.
Shopper Suzie Gillispie was pleasantly surprised when she returned a few DVD's and it took less than five minutes to get her store credit. Gillispie comments, "We got here early enough today. We got it done and over with and now we are ready to spend our gift cards."
Local retailers say the increase of retail activity is also due to people postponing their shopping until the day after Christmas. Taking advantage of the 50 to 70 percent discounts.