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What Is Cyber Monday?
10 February 2021

What Is Cyber Monday?

Interesting Cyber Monday Trivias You Need To Know

Everyone is waiting for the annual Black Friday Sale. This event dubbed as the biggest shopping extravaganza of the year is one hell of a crazy and chaotic marathon of shoppers thirsty for the best bargains and irresistible hot deals. But did you know that after this buying frenzy, another shopping event follows on Monday? It's called Cyber Monday. Here are some interesting facts about this occasion that you might want to read.

What is Cyber Monday?

While Black Friday is an in-store focused sale, Cyber Monday is a term created by retailers to offer similar deals to shoppers online. Initially, it was considered as the online counterpart of the Black Friday. It was also used by smaller retail websites as a platform to compete with their larger competitors. 

When is Cyber Monday?

This eventful day is the first Monday after Black Friday or the first Monday after Thanksgiving. In the United States, Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. This year, Cyber Monday is on the 30th of November. 

Where did it get its name?

Cyber Monday started in 2005 and the term was coined by the National Retail Federation's Shop.org. According to USA TODAY research, retailers started noticing that online sales spiked the Monday after Thanksgiving.

What to expect on Cyber Monday?

Great deals! Big discounts! Hard to resist offers! Expect nothing but great deals from the largest brands Australia-wide! With the pandemic being far from over and stay-at-home orders in place, it is also expected that digital sales will be on the rise. According to Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra in a report from The Guardian, online shopping increased by 82% year on year based on the figures on Australian Post. He also added that in April, one million households shopped online for the first time. 

Online shopping is a "sport"

One interesting thing about online shopping is that some consumers consider it a sport. In the same report, The Guardian jokes that savvy shopping is a sport for non-athletic people. It points out that people online discuss their "game plans" and the consumers are in a competition, and everyone is trying to win!

Low Price Rule

According to a survey from the National Retail Federation in the United States in 2015, online shoppers consider "low prices" as an essential aspect that hits their trigger at 90%. Followed by free shipping at 86%. 

Record-breaking sales

In a report from Forbes.com, Adobe data showed that Cyber Monday hit the record of US$9.4 billion in online sales in the year 2019. In the same report, the top-selling products in the United States on Cyber Monday 2019 included Frozen 2 toys, the Nintendo Switch, VR devices, Samsung TVs, LOL Surprise Dolls, Apple laptops, NERF products and video games like Madden 20 and Jedi Fallen Order. This year 2020, US-based website called blackfriday.com, Cyber Monday sales is projected to hit US$10 billion!

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