Sales Calendar Update: Boost your savings on Cyber Monday!
When speaking about late-November sales, we frequently refer to them as "Black Friday deals". The term usually includes all related marketing activities as retailers tend to roll sales one into another this time of year. But there is one marketing event that often beats Black Friday in terms of savings and it is Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday is the Monday immediately following the weekend after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The term was invented in 2005 by a marketing team at the National Retail Federation. Cyber Monday works on the same principle as Black Friday, except that it occurs online only. Seen as the online version of Black Friday, Cyber Monday was created to allow customers to shop online from the comfort of their offices or homes.
Online retailers offer Cyber Monday deals, often announcing them on online forums and websites several weeks or days ahead. It is thought that a large percentage of the shopping on this day is done during work hours. Keeping this in mind, many retailers offer extra lunchtime discounts to their customers.
The first step for any smart shopper is to do your homework. Cyber Monday can offer plenty of deals, but not everything will have the lowest price on Monday. Take some time to prepare your shopping list. Some products may be more heavily discounted earlier or later in the shopping season, so watch the deals (newsletter subscriptions can help) and shop at the right time to get the best value on the items you're looking for.
If you're set on shopping during Cyber Monday, do your shopping early (if possible) to catch the best sales. Using a mobile device to shop could be a good idea, depending on how strict your employers are about Internet access.
Below we summarized some bargain tips that will make your Cyber Monday shopping more pleasant and hassle-free:
- plan your shopping ahead and prepare a list of items you are looking for;
- sign up for newsletters;
- create a special ‘Cyber Monday purchases’ folder in your mailbox - it’ll help you keep track of all your buys;
- track the deals at such websites as cybermonday.com or dealio.com;
- consolidate your packages and order your delivery at Parcl.
We encourage you to shop on Cyber Monday and order shipping here at Parcl. And don’t forget that you can order items from different shops in the USA and include all these items in one request - this will help you save quite a bit on shipping. Enjoy the best deals from all over the world with Parcl!