What is Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is celebrated the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Established in 2005, Cyber Monday is the Internet’s answer to brick-and-mortar holiday shopping. Unlike Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives you the chance to shop those amazing Black Friday deals from the comfort of your couch or office.
History of Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday timeline
In 2018, nearly $8 billion was spent on Cyber Monday, up almost twenty percent from the year before and a record high for the holiday. Not too shabby for a thirteen-year-old holiday.
A Name is Given
Now that it has a name, it's a thing. Before that, it was just a trend. But in 2005 the world was given the term Cyber Monday and thus Cyber Monday became a thing the world would know.
White Wednesday crawled so Cyber Monday could walk. 1800Flowers.com tried to leverage the holiday shopping season by taking the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as a deal day. But, unfortunately, the holiday didn't catch as too many individuals were stuck in line at the airport before smartphones kept us entertained.
Cyber Monday FAQs
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Cyber Monday Activities
Instead of a lunch break, take a shop break
The downside of Cyber Monday is that, well, it's on a Monday. Most of us have to work. But who needs a lunch break? On Cyber Monday, take a shop break! Eating can wait.
Indulge your inner Internet shopaholic
It's okay to let your freak flag fly once a year. If you secretly love Internet shopping but willfully don't let yourself indulge, Cyber Monday is the one day you can browse the Internet all day and feel not a shred of guilt.
Crowdsource website recommendations
Since you're browsing the Internet on Cyber Monday, you're probably already on Facebook. Expand your shopping horizons by asking your Facebook friends to share their favorite e-commerce websites. Then prepare to be led down a pleasurable rabbit hole of Internet shopping paradise.
Why We Love Cyber Monday
It gives us an excuse to be anti-social
After the madness of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, most of us just want some alone time. Cyber Monday gives us the respite we need. The whole universe of Internet shopping is at our fingertips, and we don't have to interact with a single human being to buy what we want!
We don't have to get dressed
When it comes to Internet shopping, it's all about you. Nobody to please, nowhere to go—shoes and even clothes are optional. If you want to snuggle up on the couch in nothing but your boxers, nobody can stop you.
Cyber Monday has deals you won't find on Black Friday
Cyber Monday deals are typically offered by smaller retailers and focus more heavily on fashion than technology. On average, there are 45% more clothing deals and 50% more shoe deals on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday.