What is Cyber Monday and why has it become so popular with online shoppers?
The Monday after Thanksgiving has earned the name Cyber Monday because it has become the day in which retailers can offer their merchandise at highly discounted prices to shoppers via the internet.
Unlike Black Friday, in which people have to brave the crowds at malls and shopping centers, Cyber Monday presents an opportunity for people all over the world to shop from the comfort of their homes and offices. Cyber Monday has become a major part of holiday shopping, offering online sales on just about any product that can be found in stores.
The reason Cyber Monday is so special for both shoppers and retailers is that many people have gone back to work after their Thanksgiving holiday who may or may not have a computer or internet access at home. While at work, they can do much of their shopping using computers at their desks or work stations.
In fact, many stores, both large chains and small neighborhood businesses compete online just as they do in malls and on Main Street. On Cyber Monday, you will find many online sales on just about everything from clothing, toys, sheets and blankets, towels, and big ticket items such as cars, jewelry, flat screen televisions, computers and computer software, exercise equipment, tools, refrigerators, and many other items that will make great Christmas gifts.
There are literally thousands of websites to shop from. Today, Wal Mart, K Mart, Jarred, Target, Staples, Macy's, Sears, Kohl's, J.C. Penney, Kay Jewelers, Best Buy, Target, Frys and all other retailers have their own online sites to shop from.
And there are many companies, aside from well known stores, that cater to online shoppers on a daily basis. Many have become established worldwide and have well known names such as eBay, Bing, Shop.com, Amazon, Price Grabber, Overstock.com, OVC. com , Walletpop, Shopzilla, Shopping.com, and many, many others.
Shoppers can pay for their purchases with credit or ATM cards and have their merchandise shipped directly to their homes, offices, or anywhere else by the U.S. Postal Service, Federal Express (FedEx), or the United Parcel Service (UPS).
Cyber shopping is growing in popularity around the world. All you need is a computer, a credit card, and an online connection to shop at your favorite stores without the hassle of walking the malls. Online shopping is becoming a favorite way of doing business for both retailers and shoppers and Cyber Monday has become as important to the economy as Black Friday.
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