In 2005, Shop.org in their press release introduced the word ‘Cyber Monday’ in a bid to make shoppers make online purchases for their festival shopping. It saw 27.7 Million people shopping on that first Monday. Today, Cyber Monday is the highest-grossing online shopping days of the year.
In 2012, Cyber Monday saw consumers spending almost $1.5 Billion as most retailers opened their online shop early on Sunday, carrying the theme throughout the week. Today, mobile phones and tablets are the most used mediums through which shoppers hunt down deals and make their purchases.
With the increase n online shopping, cyber safety is another of the concerns that any shopper should be aware of which making online purchases in order not to give in personal details to identity thieves who might misuse such information and milk the unsuspecting buyer dry.
Here are some of the best infographics on Cyber Monday.
1.Cyber Monday: The Social Media Connection
One week exactly to Cyber Monday and it comes as a boon for those who want to avoid the in-store rush and ofcourse shop in leisure from the comfort of their home (sometimes offices too). The best way to find discounts ofcourse will be by doing a meticulous search of the social media sites.
2. Cyber Monday Shopping
In 2012, Cyber Monday saw the biggest online shopping day in the history with consumers spending almost $1.5 Billion as most retailers opened their online shop early on Sunday, carrying the theme throughout the week. This year, a survey reported that those under 40 are planning to shop on Cyber Monday specifically looking into buying smart phones and tablets rather than televisions and laptops as was the trend in the previous years.
3. Cyber Monday: Behind The Numbers
The term Cyber Monday was introduced by Shop.org a division of the National Retail Foundation in 2007, the year that saw 27.7 Million shoppers online on the very first Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday became the highest-grossing shopping day of the year in 2010 raking in a record $ 1 Billion on that day alone for the first time in history.
4. Cyber Monday: A Mobile Shopping Phenomenon
For shopping on Cyber Monday, mobile shoppers are increasingly turning to their smart phones and tablets for deals hunting and purchases. A maximum share of these mobile purchases are being made through iPads and it is reasonable to assume that tablets are better vehicles for digital shoppers as it becomes easier for them to hunt down the exact items they are looking for.
5. Spending Cyber Monday at Work
Since Cyber Monday falls on a working day, most of the shopping happens at one’s work place with 50% shoppers logging into retail websites through workplace computers to make their purchases. Which is why one needs to be careful since this kind of behaviour could get one fired as well.
6. Be Cyber Safe on Cyber Monday
This Cyber Monday, for those looking for the best deals on the perfect gift or simply trying to complete their shopping, cyber safety should be the first thing on their minds since oftentimes identity thieves target Cyber Monday enthusiasts while they greedily click onto deals that seem too good to be true.
7. Black Friday Vs Cyber Monday
In a survey it has been found that 48% women prefer taking advantage of the Black Friday sales while 50% of the women will be taking advantage of the Cyber Monday sales. Also, 60% of the Gen Y will be taking care of completing their lists on Black Friday while 56% of them will be ‘deal’ing with it on Cyber Monday.
8. Why Cyber Monday Rules
The Internet revolution is changing the holiday shopping behaviour since Cyber Monday came into the picture. Cyber Monday has already surpassed Black Friday as the busiest and the most expensive shopping day of the year not to say that it is way more appealing to surf the web from the comfort of one’s home rather than spending hours queuing in the cold.
9. Cyber Monday or Black Friday
Is shopping on Black Friday better than shopping on Cyber Monday? Well,that is for the shopper to decide. But then ofcourse shopping from the comfort of one’s couch is so much better that queuing up in the cold and snow on Black Friday. And since most retailers offer free shipping on a minimum purchase amount as well as in-store pick up, Cyber seems all the more better. But ofcourse, cyber safety is also an issue that increases on this day. So which day would you be choosing?
10. Cyber Monday Shopping Tips
Shopping tips are always helpful as they make shopping not only easier but also orderly. Making a list of people you would be gifting as well as putting down a budget for each gift make it easier to search for them. Also, researching on each of the gift items comparing their prices on different website is a must since a good deal is always preferred while shopping.