When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday occurs every year on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
What is Cyber Monday?
You don’t want to go shopping. Christmas is around the corner, but the family just left town, and you spent the last three days bouncing between pick-up football games and plates of leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Lucky for you, Cyber Monday is here so that you to shop online and cash in on some discounts while you’re at it.
Black Friday started in the ‘50s, but Cyber Monday is the new kid on the block. Back in 2005, online retailers realized that their sales numbers blew up on the Monday after Thanksgiving. They started offering promotions and discounts to add fuel to that fire, and now Cyber Monday outsells Black Friday.
And while you can find steep discounts and heavy spending at both online and brick-and-mortar retailers on Black Friday, Cyber Monday is almost exclusively an online event.
Fun facts about Cyber Monday!
- The term ‘Cyber Monday’ first appeared in a Shop.org press release on November 28, 2005.
- The highest online spending occurs on Cyber Monday, and it has been that way since 2010.
- More men (43%) report shopping online on Cyber Monday than women (39%).
- Online sales usually reach their peak at 11:25 AM (EST) on a normal day.
How to celebrate Cyber Monday:
Research ahead of time to find the best deals. Low prices and free shipping drive online spending, and online retailers know it, so optimize your Cyber Monday shopping with strategic purchases.
What’s the hashtag for Cyber Monday?
Use #CyberMonday to tag the sweet deals you find.