Due to generous online shopping discounts last Thanksgiving and on Black Friday itself, shoppers turned away from the chaos of department stores and turned toward their phones to shop for items on sale. A total of $3.34 billion signified a 21.6 per cent increase in online shopping than in 2015 -- a sign that things are shifting from chaos to relaxed yet aggressive swipe shopping.
According to The Chicago Tribune — citing Adobe accounting — due to attractive online shopping discounts for Black Friday spenders, consumers spent a total of $3.34 billion in online shopping. The convenience of mobile devices with high-speed internet gave both businesses and buyers an option to sell more and gain more respectively. Adobe's tally showed mobile purchases have increased by 33 percent on Black Friday, earning $1.2 billion in total.
Black Friday sales can be violent to a point that some shoppers have been killed. According to NY Daily News, six people had died in this year's Black Friday sales including a Walmart customer who died fighting over parking space. Thrashing and destroyed goods are fairly common during Black Friday sales due to pushing and shoving. -- leaving merchants losing out than gaining from the number of customers arriving into their stores.
To avoid the hassle, online shopping is crucial. Better yet, deals from Thanksgiving, Black Friday and "Cyber Monday" -- the following Monday after Black Friday -- offers similar deals to Black Fridays with some offers being more attractive than Black Friday itself. Adobe Digital Insights Principal Analyst and Director Tamara Gaffney said they believe Cyber Monday could rake in more than $3.36 billion.
The best websites to find great Cyber Monday Deals would be go-to online store Amazon, Argos, Curry's PC World, John Lewis and even Debenhams. Amazon's sales are, as reported, outrageously-priced. For more Cyber Monday and shopping deals, stay tuned!