Cyber Monday VS Black Friday

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Shopping, shopping, and more shopping.

On Monday, it continues and it’s been the case since last week.

Cyber Monday is the biggest day for online sales and Black Friday is one of the biggest days for in-store sales.

As Cyber Monday sales continue to grow, it might make you wonder how the two shopping days match-up.

And even though it falls on a work day, it’s not stopping people on the clock.

From pounding the pavement to pounding the keys, Christmas shoppers are on the hunt.

“Black Friday, we do flat discounts, depending on the time of the day, and then, Cyber Monday, we do a certain amount off of a certain amount of purchase. So for example, right now, we are doing $10 off of a $50 purchase, $25 off a $100 purchase, and $50 off of a $150 purchase,” says Marketing Director for Starkville’s Deep South Pout, Olivia Chatham.

With all the deals, are stores seeing a conflict between their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales?

“It really doesn’t because we try to offer different deals, different new arrivals for each event, so you can shop all the events.”

Chatham says the foot traffic and online sales are running neck and neck.

“They’re still pretty close just because we do have a very big social media presence, so for all of our out-of-town, out-of-state customers, they really flock to this sale.”

Whatever shopping day you choose, getting the biggest bang for your buck is the goal.

“It’s very hard when you’re working the front desk,” says Susan Lippincott of Eye Clinic of West Point.

USA Today reports that 95 percent of employed consumers plan to do some online shopping while at work this year.

“Trying to catch some deals so my kids can have a great Christmas. I try to do it in between working somebody in and making the calls for tomorrow.”

Answering the phone, talking with clients, trying to catch sales, but not get caught doing so by the boss can be hard.

“Dr. Moore is very nice and very easy to work for and very understanding. She has kids too.”

Cyber Monday kicked off in 2005.

It started after businesses started seeing an increase in online sales, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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