Welcome, once more, to ChristmasWatch 2012. Winter Clearlight here, bringing you the news and facts about the Christmas season that YOU need. We’re coming up on the one month mark, 31 left. So now, one month from Christmas Eve itself, we here at CCEN think it would be a good time to tell you a bit more about something that we described yesterday. And that, of course, is the upcoming week beginning, Cyber Monday.
As noted briefly before, Cyber Monday is a recent concept. It was first coined as an idea in 2005, by the website Shop.org, as seen here. Noting at the time a trend for online shopping to spike, they gave it a name. Described at the time as the 12th biggest shopping day of the year, it was attributed to the fact that at the time, people had the most access to computers at work. Because of that, upon returning to their work stations the day after Thanksgiving weekend, perhaps inspired by window shopping the days before, people would use their access to do a significant amount of online shopping. Since that beginning, the day has only rapidly grown, with both awareness of the idea, and general availability of and improvements upon online shopping driving it. The numbers show that it has, in the last 6 years, more than doubled in the amount of shopping done on this day.
And we here at Christmas Central couldn’t be happier! Even as our Black Friday deals linger until the end of the weekend, we, as an online store, are getting ready to unveil a whole new set of deals and opportunities for the day most close to our own heart. All the elves around are prepared, ready for the flood of excited customers wishing to see what they can find with us. Watch this space and our site for the specific deals, to be announced soon. Sometimes, as we get closer to the season, even we here at CCEN feel like, well like:
This is Winter Clearlight, signing off, saying “See you on Monday!”