Cyber Monday

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Online Shoppers, Today Is Your Big Day

With Black Friday, it's on to Cyber Monday, wrapping up 5-day Cyber Week for holiday shopping

(Newser) - Consumers are scouring the internet for online deals as they begin to cap off the five-day post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza with Cyber Monday. Even though e-commerce is now part and parcel of our everyday lives and much of the holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday—a term coined back in 2005 by...

On Cyber Monday, a 'Threat' Has Emerged Against Amazon

Target, Walmart, other retailers could suck share on what's set to be biggest online shopping day yet

(Newser) - Nearly 70 million Americans will be plopped in front of their computers or phones today, and not just because they're back to the grind after the long holiday weekend. It's Cyber Monday, an online extension of the Black Friday sales that have gone on for years, and Reuters...

How Black Friday Really Did
How Black Friday Really Did

How Black Friday Really Did

Sales should hit $9.4B by Cyber Monday

(Newser) - This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers, and tablets, the AP reports. That's just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year's Cyber...

Costco Pays Dearly for Shopping SNAFU
Costco Pays Dearly
for Shopping SNAFU
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Costco Pays Dearly for Shopping SNAFU

Website crashed on Thanksgiving, costing the company an estimated $11M in sales

(Newser) - Black Friday 2019 is winding down, and if there's a quote that sums up the gist of the day's coverage, it might be this one in the Wall Street Journal . "The mad rush isn’t here anymore," says Reila Prose of the San Antonio area while...

China's Yearly Shopping Frenzy Humiliates Cyber Monday

Singles Day beats last year's $24B record at 4pm on Sunday

(Newser) - Online shoppers in China shattered last year's record of $24 billion in sales on the country's annual buying frenzy Sunday , as the tradition marked its 10th year. The spending binge has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the US for online purchases on a single day. This year'...

4 Kinds of Deals Best on Cyber Monday

Laptops, travel, shoes, and small kitchen appliances, according to one guide

(Newser) - The shopping season set off by Black Friday bleeds into Cyber Monday, and various sites are keeping an eye out for the best deals. In its analysis, DealNews finds that Cyber Monday is generally better for shoppers in four categories: laptops, small kitchen appliances, shoes, and travel deals. "It'...

Holiday Shopping May Be Pricier This Year

UPS to raise fees for retailers during busy weeks

(Newser) - If you’re not one of those rare birds who finishes their holiday shopping in summer, you might want to consider becoming one. As the Wall Street Journal reports, shoppers might see an increase in prices or shipping fees when the holiday rush comes around. Why? UPS announced Monday that...

The Ultimate Guide to Cyber Monday Deals
The Ultimate Guide
to Cyber Monday Deals
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The Ultimate Guide to Cyber Monday Deals

There are plenty of guides for whatever you're looking for

(Newser) - Cyber Monday is here, and there's no shortage of guides for those on the hunt for online bargains. Many of the lists are being updated as new deals emerge:
  • SF Gate has a list of the 20 best deals, including $299 for an Apple Watch. See its guide here

Cyber Monday May Be About to Lose Its Title

'Thanksgiving has become the new Cyber Monday'

(Newser) - Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title. The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest online shopping day of the year, but stores are releasing Internet deals earlier, stretching them through the week, as well as making them available in stores, the AP reports. Shoppers...

How an Amazon Warehouse Can Ship 700K Items Today

Credit Kiva, the orange robot

(Newser) - How Amazon plans to make it through the holidays: with 80,000 seasonal workers ... and 15,000 robots. Meet "Kiva", the 320-pound orange robot that looks like a Roomba on steroids and acts as the elf to Amazon's Santa: It slides across the fulfillment centers at 5mph to...

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...

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...

'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....

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 "...

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....

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...

Black Friday a Bad Bet for Quality Electronics: Study
 Why It Might 
 Pay to Skip 
 Black Friday 
study says

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...

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...

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%...

Welcome to Cyber Sunday
 Welcome to Cyber Sunday 

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...

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