Cyber Monday is celebrated in the United States on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. It was created as a way for people to shop online after missing out on the Black Friday sale, allowing them to avoid long queues in stores.
The idea for Cyber Monday originated with Ellen Davis, executive vice president of the National Retail Federation. She noticed that people were shopping more in the week after Thanksgiving than on any other day. Analysts then realized that this day was perfect for people to make new purchases, as they were looking to break up the monotony of work after the Thanksgiving celebrations.
In 2005, Cyber Monday was officially launched and has since gained popularity across many countries. People enjoy the convenience of online shopping, as it doesn’t require them to leave the house or battle the crowds to get a good deal.
- Sales often start a few days before the date, so keep an eye out.
- In 2018, $8 billion was spent on Cyber Monday.
- Reports suggest that the day offers better discounts on many products.
How to take part
To take part in Cyber Monday, simply make an online purchase. Pick a store and browse their catalog to find the best deals. You can also post on social media and create polls for friends to see where they plan to shop.
When is Cyber Monday celebrated in 2023?
Cyber Monday is observed on the Monday after Black Friday each year.