Cyber Monday online shopping sales hit $2.29 billion last year. Online sales were up 2.6% over 2012. Before you start your online shopping, go through this must-know Cyber Monday list from SavingsRightHere.com:
1. Cyber Monday will be better than Black Friday this year for the first time ever. I've been hunting deals for more than decade and while we saw the start of this trend last year, Cyber Monday will bring steeper discounts to the table this year.
2. More people will shop Cyber Monday which means bigger deals. Based on my deal lists last year, I saw a 105% increase on Cyber Monday over Black Friday. Last year 92 million people shopped on Black Friday while 131 million people shopped Cyber Monday. That trend is expected to continue this year.
3. Cyber Monday is not just for tech. Last year stronger, better, storewide clothing sales appeared on Cyber Monday, for one of the first times beating out the Black Friday offerings. Stores that were offering 40% off sitewide Black Friday had 50% off Cyber Monday. Many other shopping categories will see similar discounts.
4. You need a strategy to save money on Cyber Monday. Aimless browsing and Google do not get you the most deals. If you want access to the most deals in the country before anyone else, you need a strategy and for that, check out the next point.
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6. Cyber Monday does not have the same Black Friday stock issues. Since stores are not tied to ad-scans, they can shift merchandise and offer great reductions throughout the day.
7. Appliances, gaming bundles and television deals are all better on Black Friday.While we will see deals from all of these categories, Black Friday instore or online is your better way to go.
8. Cyber Monday brings savings that are 10% to 14% better than Black Friday.That's based on my findings from last year and the trends we expect this year. Obviously there will be exceptions, but this is my prediction for many major categories.
9. Shoppers will spend more on Cyber Monday and it's something retailers notice. Last year the average shopper spent around $310 Black Friday and around $470 Cyber Monday according to an AOL survey.
10. We see three important sale spikes on Cyber Monday. 12:01 a.m. EST when a good chunk of the deals are live. The next spike is 12:01 a.m. PST when certain West Coast retailers join the mix and the next spike is just before those office lunch breaks local time - usually between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. when most shoppers are making the most of Cyber Monday from their desks. Additional incentives sometimes appear during these three spike periods.