Cyber Monday: 94% Of Workers Plan To Hunt For Cyber Monday Deals On The Clock

Posted: Nov 27 2016, 3:20pm CST | by , in News | Cyber Week

 

This story may contain affiliate links.

Cyber Monday: 94% of Workers Plan to Hunt for Cyber Monday Deals on the Clock
Photo Credit: Getty Images
 

With mobile shopping on the rise, employees can sneak in some Cyber Monday deal hunting at work any time.

Cyber Monday sales moved the launch date to Sunday, but most people still rather prefer to shop Cyber Monday at work. Work productivity is once again expected to drop on Cyber Monday as employees take advantage of the best deals of the day.

A survey by Kelton Global and RetailMeNot leads to an estimate of 94% of employed consumers plan to spend some time on their computers browsing and buying during the Cyber Monday workday, which is similar to last year's findings.

"Employees are willing to go to great lengths to find the best deals on everything from their holiday list," says Sara Skirboll, the shopping and trends expert for RetailMeNot. "According to our survey, we know that many shoppers plan to spend as many as four hours looking for Cyber Monday deals."

While there are still new Cyber Monday deals to be released on Monday, most Cyber Monday deals are on sale Sunday. In fact many of the best deals are sold out. Target is wiped clean of Apple Watch Series 2 watches for instance. Waiting to shop Cyber Monday until Monday, Nov. 27 means passing up on many of the best deals.

Shoppers see a lot of value in Cyber Monday, with almost one in five consumers dubbing it the best day for savings of the year. Not even those with jobs will let it stop them from saving wisely! To find time for shopping, employed consumers are getting creative with their Cyber Monday browsing. Of those surveyed, nearly half (47%) will shorten their workday and leave early; 26% will take a long lunch; and 13% will go into work late.

According to the survey, those with more strict schedules will sneak in shopping whenever they can. Over 1 in 5 (22%) will adjust their schedules by moving meetings or calls to ensure plenty of time to make their holiday purchases. It's no surprise that an estimated 21% would be willing to get caught shopping online if it meant securing the best deals. Because it has never been easier to shop on smartphones, sneaking in some Cyber Monday shopping on Amazon is easy.

Sam's Club, Best Buy and Target join Walmart and Amazon in offering Cyber Monday deals Sunday. Find the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals of all shops and the best Amazon Cyber Monday deals featured in the real-time deal trackers throughout the Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales.

The deals on sale on Cyber Monday are not different anymore from Black Friday. The difference are retailer specific. While Amazon (Amazon Cyber Monday Deals) and Walmart (Walmart Cyber Monday deals) are continue to offer individual deals, like on Black Friday, Target is offering a 15% sitewide discount. This deal broke Target's online store last year. The retailer said that they made a lot of changes and Target.com will not fail on Cyber Monday.

Target will also offer the 15% sitewide discount in stores, negating the meaning of Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday, a term coined by Shop.org in 2005, got established when retailers saw a trend of consumers shopping online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Today, Cyber Monday is viewed as the online equivalent to Black Friday.

Cyber Monday 2016 is expected to set a new record for online spending. 2016 Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day already set a new records in online spending with $3 billion and $1.93 billion respectively. Cyber Monday 2015 set a new record with $3 billion. This year Cyber Monday sales need to exceed $3 billion to beat Black Friday.

Timing is everything in scoring the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals. To not miss a Cyber Monday deal, deal hunters can follow use on Twitter, where we notify followers about every hot Cyber Monday deal.

Cyber Monday 2016 is on November 28. Many retailers kicked off Cyber Monday sales events right after Black Friday ends. The latest Cyber Monday 2016 deals and news are available at the Cyber Monday 2016 Hub.

This story may contain affiliate links.

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus