While Black Friday may be considered as the official day for shopaholics who enjoy rummaging through the shelves and bins of their favorite department stores, Cyber Monday is the shopping day for online shopping lovers.
Cyber Monday is a term coined by Shop.org to encourage online shoppers to purchase items from their favorite shops on the Internet. This special shopping day officially made its debut on November 28, 2005 in the U.S.
Scheduled on the Monday immediately after Black Friday, online retailers offer discounts and special promotions to entice shoppers to buy their products through their websites. What makes Cyber Monday particularly appealing to shoppers is that one need not leave the home to make purchases. You just click an item that you want, add it to your cart, pay for it with your credit card or through PayPal, and it will be delivered right at your doorstep. You don’t have to brave the stampeding hordes that invade malls and department stores.
Another advantage to Cyber Monday is that retailers more often than not release their Christmas catalog, which contains items that would be available during the holidays but which you could order in advance and at discounted introductory prices.
Rather than be caught in the crush of Black Friday, wise shoppers are advised to make the most of the online deals being offered during Cyber Monday in the convenience of one’s home.