Tucked into that was "Small Business Saturday." It was a crazy weekend, but a happy one for many merchants. Record high sales are being reported, a reflection of stronger consumer confidence perhaps. "According to IBM US shoppers once again took advantage of early promotions this holiday season," reports Socialnomics, "driving a 17.4 percent increase in online sales Thanksgiving Day. This increase set the stage for 20.7 percent growth on Black Friday.The biggest surge came from mobile consumers, with sales reaching 16.3 percent, led by the iPad. This data is the result of cloud-based analytics findings from IBM."
If you were out of town, your trip back home was tiring. You rehashed arguments with your in-laws in your aching head the whole way back. Don't relax yet, because the insanity goes on...
Here comes "Cyber Monday," the continuance of the holiday consumer mania that has the nation firmly in its grip.
Cyber Monday is when merchants that sell online via the Internet hope consumers will shop from the comfort of their homes or offices.
Cyber Monday 2012 promises to be huge, too. As of Sunday afternoon, online sales already smashed records, boding well for tomorrow's cyber shopping.
Have fun shopping online tomorrow, but be careful. If you stayed away from the malls because you feared a crazed mob scene, don't forget that shopping on the Internet has its risks too. You'll find some good advice for safe cyber shopping DecodedScience.com.
Your next big worry: What to do with the Thanksgiving Day leftovers. Don't stress over it. Here are a few tasty suggestions.