U.S. online holiday sales are expected to hit nearly $20 billion this year and should take off on Monday, when consumers return to work and their fast Internet connections after the long Thanksgiving weekend.
“Cyber Monday,” the term coined for the Monday after Thanksgiving, comes on the heels of the busy “Black Friday” shopping day when many brick-and-mortar retailers begin turning a profit.
The good news for online shoppers this year, is that “Cyber Monday” is becoming the Web shopping equivalent to “Black Friday” when retailers launch major sales and discounts to drive traffic, analysts said.
So now the Monday after Thanksgiving kicks off the online holiday shopping season. It’s a good thing to have online access at work. So now, you can not only surf the web to your heart’s content, but you can do your gift shopping as well. Let’s hope work doesn’t interfere with this too much.