Cyber Monday

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We Spent More Online Yesterday Than Ever Before

Online sales jumped 21% this Cyber Monday compared to last year

(Newser) - Black Friday may have been a bit of a retail disappointment , but Cyber Monday certainly wasn't. Online sales were up 21% compared to last year, according to IBM figures as reported by the Wall Street Journal . (No media outlets seem to be reporting a final figure, but Cyber Monday... More »

What to Buy on Cyber Monday

You can get a good deal on electronics today

(Newser) - Get ready to load up those virtual shopping carts—Cyber Monday is here and the deals are huge. Electronics were hot on Black Friday and are expected to stay hot on Cyber Monday. If you need a new TV, now is the time to get it. And the deals don'... More »

Coming Tomorrow: First 'Giving Tuesday'

After a weekend of shopping, a time to give back

(Newser) - If the idea of fighting over cheap towels on Black Friday or pretending to work while actually shopping on Cyber Monday just depresses you, here's something that may bring back the holiday spirit: Charitable groups have dubbed tomorrow "Giving Tuesday." As NPR optimistically puts it, the idea... More »

'Cyber Monday' Set to Smash Records

Online sales expected to hit $1.5B

(Newser) - Black Friday sales were down year-on-year , but this year's Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history. Spending on the year's most important day for online sales is expected to top last year's $1.25 billion by around 20% to hit $1.... More »

Cyber Monday Was Biggest-Ever Online Shopping Day

Sales up 22% to $1.25B

(Newser) - This year's Cyber Monday was the biggest day in the history of online shopping, with a record $1.25 billion in sales, up from $1.03 billion last year, according to research firm comScore. Online sales were very strong all through the holiday weekend, but the following Monday "... More »

Retailers Gear Up for Huge 'Cyber Monday'

Don't worry, it's not too late to get deals

(Newser) - Happy Cyber Monday , the day when people who didn’t feel like braving Black Friday can still get half off a Kitchenaid mixer on Amazon. Last year was a huge hit , and analysts don’t expect today to be any different, as Cyber Monday has become more successful each year.... More »

Now's a Good Time to Find Travel Bargains, Too

Online deals are out there for vacation planners

(Newser) - Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't just about flat screens and electronic goodies: They might also help you find a nice vacation deal, writes travel blogger Mary Forgione in the Los Angeles Times . Check the websites of hotels and cruise lines and the like this weekend, and watch for... More »

Why It Might Pay to Skip Black Friday

Better deals on high-quality goods come later: Study

(Newser) - If you’re in the market for cheap stuff—not just inexpensive, but cheap—you’ll find plenty of good deals on Black Friday. But if you want low prices on better-quality electronics, you’re better off waiting, a Consumer Reports study finds. Researchers examined the changing prices of CR-recommended... More »

Cyber Monday Sales Top $1B for First Time

It's the busiest day for online shopping in history

(Newser) - Americans jumped on deals and promotions offered online on Cyber Monday, spending $1 billion and making it the busiest online shopping day ever, according to new data. Research firm comScore says revenue rose 16% over a year ago to $1.03 billion on the Monday after Thanksgiving, the first one-day... More »

Record Numbers Shopped on Black Friday

But they're cautious in their purchases

(Newser) - Don’t look now, but America might be getting its spending groove back. A record 212 million shoppers hit up physical and online stores over the weekend, the Huffington Post reports, an 8.7% jump from last year. Their spending rose, too, to an average $365.34, up 6.4%... More »

Welcome to Cyber Sunday

Deals are getting earlier, going later

(Newser) - If Black Friday wasn't enough for you, and Cyber Monday seems just too far away, say hello to Cyber Sunday, reports MSNBC. While one Best Buy marketing honcho thinks Cyber Monday remains a "really viable marketing concept," chains including his are getting an early start today, seeking to... More »

US Shoppers Await Bargains on Cyber Monday

But lines are getting blurred with Black Friday

(Newser) - More stores than ever will be offering online sales Monday even as the distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday blurs, reports the Christian Science Monitor . About 41% of retailers plan one-day sales on their websites, up from 33% last year. The CSM recommends this aggregator site to get a... More »

Cyber Monday Sees 16% Jump in Online Sales

Third-party Amazon merchants have a good weekend

(Newser) - Online retailers saw a big bump from "Cyber Monday" sales as consumers continued their Thanksgiving weekend shopping from their work computers. Internet retailers reported a 16% bump in sales over Monday a year ago, with sales at about the same level as on Black Friday. Analysts had predicted a... More »

Sleep in Tomorrow; Better Bargains Begin Sunday

Cyber Sunday joins Cyber Monday as deals shift online

(Newser) - Black Friday ain’t what it used to be. “Stay at home and shop online,” a Saks exec advises, as retailers shift away from the traditional after-Thanksgiving bargain stampede to discounts spread throughout the holiday season. Most in-store deals tomorrow, especially in electronics, will be on lower-end products... More »

Holiday E-Commerce Still Suffers Growing Pains

Net surfing window shoppers blamed for crashes, meltdowns

(Newser) - As online retailers post record sales this year, holiday e-commerce meltdowns show that stores still don't have the kinks ironed out of their sites. Despite increased capacity on retail sites, crashes such as Sears.com's eight-hour Black Friday crash and Yahoo Shopping's 10-hour Cyber Monday outage continue to plague holiday... More »

'Cyber Monday' Breaks Records

Online shopping's biggest day rose 21%, to $733M; purchases made mostly from work

(Newser) - Online sales on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, soared 21% over the previous year to a record-breaking $733 million, Marketwatch reports. Some 60% of the purchases were made from work, say comScore analysts; the average dollars spent per buyer decreased 12% from the same day a year earlier. More »

Done With Black Friday? Here Comes Cyber Monday

Online retailers offer big discounts to kickoff holiday shopping

(Newser) - Black Friday has worked out pretty well for brick-and-mortar retailers, but for their online counterparts the action is on Cyber Monday. Tomorrow, 75% of online retailers will have special promotions, CNNMoney reports, up from 43% two years ago. It’s not actually the biggest online shopping day of the year,... More »

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