More than 122 million people are expected to shop online on Cyber Monday, up from 121 million last year, according to the National Retail Federation.
More than 28 million people, or 23 percent of Cyber Monday shoppers, plan to shop for Cyber Monday deals from their mobile device this year, about even with last year’s 29.6 million. More than eight in 10— 98.6 million people, will use their computers at home to shop on Monday, while 11.2 million will shop from their computers at work, a study conducted on behalf of the federation found.
“On Cyber Monday, retailers deliver online discounts unlike any other day of the year—driving consumers to shop online no matter where they are or what device they’re shopping from,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Millions of consumers shopped over Thanksgiving weekend and reserved a portion of their budgets exclusively for Cyber Monday, knowing that there will be digital deals that are too good to pass up.”
Thanksgiving is still a day away, but Target on Wednesday unveiled its Cyber Monday game plan which includes 15 percent nearly everything its sells — including Apple products — both online and in its stores.
“Target is building on last year’s record-breaking Cyber Monday event with a truly spectacular two-day offer,” said Mike McNamara, chief information and digital officer of Target. “We’re giving guests a compelling opportunity to save 15 percent across Target’s broad assortment, plus the flexibility to shop the offer for two days in a way that’s most convenient to them – whether they want to shop online or in a store.”
“Beginning Sunday, November 27 through Wednesday, November 30, Kohl’s is offering customers an additional 20 percent off eligible purchases both in-store and online, with promo code DEALSEEKER,” the company said. “Kohls.com customers will also receive free standard shipping with any purchase of $25 or more from Sunday, November 27 through Wednesday, November 30.”‘
Kohl’s also released this list of Cyber deals:
Cyber Deals (Sunday, November 27 – Saturday, December 3)
25% off select Nike athletic apparel and shoes for men and women*
60% off select Carter’s pajamas for kids
50% off select Citizen, Bulova, Invicta and Seiko watches
50-60% off select sleepwear for the family
50% off select sweaters for the family
40-60% off select outerwear for the family
40% off all Magformers
20% off all Melissa & Doug toys
$99.99 all sizes of select Madison Park 7-pc. bedding sets
$99.99 Meccano Meccanoid G15 personal robot building set*
$34.99 all NFL jerseys for boys
Limited-Time Deals (Thursday, November 24 – Monday, November 28)
“Many bargain-hunters will be away from their homes, as they travel to and from work, running errands around town or visiting family and friends,” the company said. “So, we’re going to open up access to Xfinity WiFi public hotspots to everyone free of charge – non-Xfinity Internet customers included – from 6:00 AM EST on Monday, November 28 to 6:00 AM EST on Tuesday, November 29.”
There are nearly 2 million of these Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Florida, the company said.
More than 23 million items were ordered worldwide from sellers on Amazon on Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 40 percent from the online marketplace’s 2014 Cyber Monday sales, Amazon announced on Tuesday.
The company said its “Fulfillment by Amazon” service delivered more than 1 billion items worldwide in 2015.
During the holiday season, individuals and businesses selling on Amazon sold to more than 80 percent of Amazon customers worldwide who ordered a physical item, the company added.
“It’s never been easier for sellers, local merchants and artisans to grow their businesses on Amazon. With targeted advertising tools like Sponsored Products, access to Amazon’s fulfillment and customer service expertise through FBA, and new marketplaces like Handmade at Amazon and Amazon Home Services, businesses of all sizes can easily reach millions of customers around the world,” said Peter Faricy, VP for Amazon Marketplace. “2015 was a big year for sellers on Amazon. In fact, sellers added more new selection and shipped more items than in any previous year. We’re excited to build on that momentum as we continue to innovate on behalf of sellers and customers.”