Origins of Cyber Monday
It’s Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving and the biggest U.S. online shopping day of the year. Unlike Black Friday, Cyber Monday didn’t evolve organically over time.
In 2005, the National Retail Federation’s online arm, Shop.org, coined the name “Cyber Monday” in a press release to encourage people to shop online. The theory was that after a weekend of brick-and-mortar shopping, people would return to work — where internet connections were faster — and shop online. The release reported that online retailers were responding to this trend with online discounts and promotions on “Cyber Monday.”
In 2014, Cyber Monday shoppers set a single-day spending record of nearly $2.04 billion even though many retailers had extended their deals over the entire week.
According to ABC News, gaming consoles, televisions and drones are among the hottest items on wish lists this holiday season, and many retailers started their Cyber Monday deals on Saturday or Sunday.
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