Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two biggest shopping events in a calendar year. Shoppers yearn for these days of the year because they can get fabulous deals on any product than any other day of the year. This article explains all you need to know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Black Friday is older than Cyber Monday
The term Black Friday was coined by a Philadelphia police officer in the 1950s. In response, people would flock the town on the Friday after Turkey Day, before the annual Army/Navy football game, which occurred on Saturday. That’s when retail stores started taking advantage of the extra business to promote and ramp up their sales. Police officers were forced to endure long, busy shifts and they dreaded that day. It was only until the 1980s that Black Friday gained a reputation.
Cyber Monday, on the other hand, came recently. The term Cyber Monday was coined in 2005 by the National Retail Federation to define the Monday after Thanksgiving. It was established to allow those people who didn’t get the opportunity to shop on Black Friday to shop on Cyber Monday and equally get great Cyber Monday deals.
There are fewer Cyber Monday ads compared to black Fridays ads
Retailers typically roll out Black Friday ads earlier, as early as October. Cyber Monday ads are fewer than Black Friday ads. This is mainly because retailers are well aware that shoppers will search out for these days whether they advertise or not.
Cyber Monday deals are offered online, while Black Friday deals are largely offline
Black Friday was purely meant for brick and mortar store, but with the growth of e-commerce, some Black Friday offers are listed online. Cyber Monday sales occur exclusively online.
Cyber Monday deals attract the most sales
According to the National Retail Federation, Cyber Monday sales topped $3 billion last year. That makes it the single biggest shopping day of the year. This staggering figure is attributed to the rise of mobile shopping. In fact, it is projected that Cyber Monday will surpass Black Friday in terms of popularity in the near future.
Cyber Monday specials attract fashion enthusiasts
Black Friday attract electronic enthusiasts, while online Cyber Monday deals are dominated by soft goods such as clothes and shoes.
So if you’ve never shopped on Cyber Monday, It’s time to give it a try. You will find excellent discounts on your favorite items, plus it saves you the hassle associated with shopping in brick-and-mortar store on Black Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Elgato Gaming! Enjoy the food and company of your relatives and loved ones, and get ready for all of the great deals this weekend.
— Elgato Gaming (@elgatogaming) 23 de noviembre de 2017
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