Shoppers around the world have always been on the lookout for bargains, discounts and whatever sale they can find. Traditionally, it has always been hundreds of people crowding shop doors, waiting for them to open. Now, in the modern age of technology and the World Wide Web, we have discovered new ways to purchase items. A simple click, a few days wait and you have a new item, often cheaper than you would find if you’d trawled through the shops. The Internet has revolutionized the way we shop so much that sales have now become a huge deal, one such day that shoppers have on their calendar is Cyber Monday.
What is Cyber Monday?
The term was coined by Ellen Davis back in 2005 and was created as a way to persuade consumers to shop online. The date is set for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in America. It is similar in its concept to that of Black Friday which is for brick and mortar shops. Statistics have shown that sales have increased since the online craze, in 2014 online sales grew to a record $2.68 Billion.
Cyber Monday 2016
In 2016, Cyber Monday will be held on Monday 28th November. Deals will usually only be available for a twenty four hour period, however, lots of online stores keep the deals in place for an indeterminable amount of time. There are several websites that keeps a countdown for eagle eyed customers to track how long it is until the special day.
Who takes part?
Some of the biggest retailers in the world will take part for Cyber Monday 2016. Taking advantage of past years where sales have risen dramatically the day of and after the sale, bigger companies offer delectable deals. Apple have taken part offering the latest deals on their biggest products such as iPads. GAME has taken part, often selling AAA games for cheaper than usual. Amazon is probably the biggest retailer known to take part with hundreds of items advertised on offer. Those wishing to purchase items such as televisions, laptops and clothes can find some spectacular deals on the Amazon website. Many clothing chains take part but most stores will keep their offers secret until the day arrives.
To get the best deals of the year, it is a great idea to wait for Cyber Monday. Some deals will not be found at any other time of the year. The fact you can get these great deals from the comfort of your own home is perfect for millions around the world.