SPRINGFIELD, Mo -

Retailers are hoping to bounce back after a disappointing shopping season.

This year numbers were down.

Nationwide, in-store visits decreased more than 20 percent this year compared to last. That's according to data from ShopperTrak.

Experts blame a shorter shopping season and bad weather for the lack luster turnout.

However, online sales did very well.

Many stores are open with extended hours and return policies.

Folks were returning gifts, spending those gift cards and shopping for themselves.

"Really good deals. People aren't fighting for it like they do the day after Thanksgiving," said shopper, Angella Mitchem.

Most after-Christmas deals go until the first week of January. Shoppers shouldn't wait too long, because many of the marked down prices are because of supplies.
Once the items are sold, they're gone.