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Authorities crack down on 150 Web sites

Authorities crack down on 150 Web sites

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities said they were out in force on Cyber Monday, cracking down on Internet companies selling counterfeit merchandise.

Cyber Monday forecast to break record

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Cyber Monday sales will likely set a record, analysts say, after a Thanksgiving weekend when a record 226 million U.S. shoppers spent $52 billion.

Welcome to Small Business Saturday

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Every U.S. retailer should have a holiday, promoters of Small Business Saturday said.

Safe shopping tips for Cyber Monday

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The next national U.S. shopping event after Black Friday, called Cyber Monday, is fraught with possibilities for error, a private Internet firm said.
Imagine all the shoppers

Imagine all the shoppers

Imagine a Cyber-Monday that never ends.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
East Coast Internet service restored

East Coast Internet service restored

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Comcast officials say they identified and fixed a server problem that affected Internet service to some customers on the East Coast.
Consumers putting the jingle back into holiday spending

Consumers putting the jingle back into holiday spending

CHICAGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The retail industry started the Christmas shopping season earlier than ever this year with specials appearing in July.
MARCELLA S. KREITER
Black Friday online: Think Thursday

Black Friday online: Think Thursday

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. retailers are pushing the boundaries of Black Friday through time and space, extending discounts through Internet sales, store representatives said.

Small stores find event to call their own

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Small, independent corner stores might be able to counter-punch the national retail chains with Small Business Saturday, organizers of a new retail event said.

Toys R Us opens Christmas sale in July

WAYNE, N.J., July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. retail giant Toys R Us said Monday it was not necessary to have snow to get into the spirit of Christmas, announcing a holiday sale starting July 18.

Hotels hope cyber-shoppers will check in

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Some major hotel chains say they hope to cash in on Cyber Monday, as people return to work and continue holiday shopping from their computers.

More companies allowing cyber shopping

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- There's been a debate since cyber shopping began on whether employees should shop online at work but a U.S. author says the practice is gaining favor.

Online sales jumped on Cyber Monday

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Market researchers said online shopping perked up dramatically on Cyber Monday, the digital deal-making day that is the Internet's answer to Black Friday.

Cyber deals up on Cyber Monday

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Online shopping declined 4 percent for most of November, pushing retailers to offer more deals on Cyber Monday, a retail expert said.

Cyber Monday e-shoppers drop real cash

RESTON, Va., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. shoppers flocked to their computers in droves on "Cyber Monday," dropping what one tracker estimated to be more than $700 million in online spending.
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Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, created by companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year".[1] According to the Shop.org/BizRate Research 2005 eHoliday Mood Study, "77 percent of online retailers said that their sales increased substantially on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year (2005)". In 2006, Shop.org announced[2] that it launched the CyberMonday.com portal, a one-stop shop for Cyber Monday deals. In 2010, comScore[3] reported that consumers spent $1028M online on Cyber Monday (excluding travel, 2009: $887M), the highest spending day of 2010. Cyber Monday has become an international marketing term used by online retailers in Canada, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany and Chile. Origin of term The term "Cyber Monday" is a neologism invented by Shop.org, part of the U.S. trade association National Retail Federation.[4] It was first used within the ecommerce community during the 2005 holiday season. According to Scott Silverman, the head of Shop.org, the term was coined based on research showing that 78% of online retailers reported a significant increase in sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2004.[5] In late November 2005, the New York Times reported that "The name Cyber Monday grew out of the observation that millions of otherwise productive working Americans, fresh off a Thanksgiving weekend of window shopping, were returning to high-speed Internet connections at work Monday and buying what they liked."[6] [edit] United States In 2006, comScore reported that online spending on Cyber Monday jumped 25% to $608 million,[7] 21% to $733 million in 2007,[8] and 15% to $846 million in 2008.[9] In 2009, comScore reported that online spending increased 5 percent on Cyber Monday to $887 million and that more than half of dollars spent online at US Web sites originated from work computers (52.7 percent), representing a gain of 2.3 percentage points from last year.[10] Buying from home comprised the majority of the remaining share (41.6 percent) while buying from international locations accounted for 5.8 percent. According to comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni, “comScore data have shown that Cyber Monday online sales have always been driven by considerable buying activity from work locations. That pattern hasn’t changed. After returning from the long Thanksgiving weekend with a lot of holiday shopping still ahead of them, many consumers tend to continue their holiday shopping from work. Whether to take advantage of the extensive Cyber Monday deals offered by retailers or to buy gifts away from the prying eyes of family members, this day has become an annual ritual for America’s online holiday shoppers.”

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