While driving to work yesterday I was listening to WTOP. It was predicted that at least $1.2 million would be spent yesterday, Cyber Monday. The broadcaster stated that approximately 60% of the workforce would be shopping online, and that employers were aware of this and receptive to it, as long as employees did their work first. Question, how many of us really did our work first?
According to USA Today, online traffic was up 43% from last year, and online sales were up 18% over Cyber Monday 2010 as of 9 p.m. ET.
PriceGrabber identified electronics as the most popular items this year, with sales up 26% over last year, and products such as flat-screen TVs and digital cameras are leading the pack. EBay’s Cyber Monday special Monday morning on a white Apple iPad2 for $449 sold out in less than two hours, says Richelle Parham, chief marketing officer for eBay North America.
ComScore predicts that online sales for November and December will hit $37.6 billion, a 15% rise over 2010. Wow!!! That’s alot of money. How did we ever make it without the internet? Anyway, Happy Holidays!!USA Today and Black Friday on YouTube