With Christmas four weeks away the biggest American Internet shopping event took place yesterday, standing strong amongst the challenges of a testing economic climate. Online sales surged nearly 20% from last year, according to findings from an analytics group released Tuesday. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com)
Consumers connected with their favourite websites to purchase goods at reasonable and tempting prices. From women’s underwear to electronic equipment, the offers online were hard to refuse and online retailers enticed money spenders with unmissable offers and incentives such as free delivery and 15% off voucher codes. Shoppers used mobile devices to make their purchases, with nearly 4% of all Cyber Monday shoppers using smart-phones to purchase quickly and efficiently.
Shopping habits online are becoming stronger than those on the high street and according to the National Retail Federation more than 50 percent of people who have access to the Internet at work will shop for deals while in the office. Some will wait until lunchtime, while others will wait until they are at home to carry out their shopping habits.
With the early freezing temperatures and disruption caused by snow, are people more likely to stay in doors and do their Christmas shopping online this year?
You can still grab great bargains on sites such as Amazon and Apple as the Cyber Monday deals still flow during the week.