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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is an Online Worldwide Event


Like it or not, shopping and holidays go together for many people. The few days following Thanksgiving manifest this tandem of holiday and shopping in the United States to the maximum. Shoppers have “Black Friday,” the big face-to-face shopping day immediately following Thanksgiving Day. To emphasize small business contribution to the American economy, there is Small Business Saturday” two days after Thanksgiving. Online shoppers hit the Internet on “Cyber Monday” four days after Thanksgiving. “Giving Tuesday” caps off this week just five days following Thanksgiving Let’s take a closer look at Cyber Monday.


Cyber Monday is observed in their own special way by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, UAE, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States. Clearly, Cyber Monday (or equivalent) has taken hold worldwide.


“Cyber Monday” was begun to encourage online only shopping. The term was coined by Ellen Davis and made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year.” In the last 10+ years, online sales following Thanksgiving have been steadily increasing.


With all the online buying on Cyber Monday (November 28, 2016) being anticipated, is it no surprise the very next day is known as “Giving Tuesday.”


Resource:  Time and Date