Sunday, November 25, 2012
County officials want shoppers to be savvy during the biggest online spending day of the year.
After millions of people across the nation line up outside retailers for Black Friday, millions more will plop down at their work computers for Cyber Monday, Nov. 26. According to BusinessWeek, digital specialists at the National Retail Foundation created Cyber Monday in 2005. The shopping holiday was meant to entice office employees who were still riding the high of Black Friday and were able to shop from their work computers. It has since become the centerpiece of online holiday shopping. In 2005, shoppers spent a total of $484 million nationwide, comScore reports. In 2011, they spent $1.25 billion, making it the biggest online spending day in history. Retailers like Wal-Mart are going one step further, advertising Cyber Monday bargains …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Cyber Monday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.
You’ve survived the big box store crowds during Black Friday, picked up a few things at your local Mom ‘n Pop stores during Small Business Saturday…ready to hit the keyboard for Cyber Monday? Before you do, here are some tips, courtesy of Fairfax County Consumer Affairs, that will help you get more for your money and receive your gifts on time.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The power of being just a click away
It's here. Winding in like a tidal wave, after a long awaited Thanksgiving break Black Friday arrived with the same pomp and rush as last year. However, there is a new day that could crush Black Friday as the new busiest shopping day of the year, on a Monday no less. The Monday after Thanksgiving is called Cyber Monday and for many, it is a gold mine of savings and a convenient way to go holiday shopping. Beginning holiday shopping for many means hitting the malls at dawn the Friday after Thanksgiving, but an increasing number of shoppers will hit online retailers first thing tomorrow with the same expectation of scoring great deals. According to recent studies, online retailers expect millions of American shoppers to hit online stores …