Cyber Monday deals to test limits of retailers' websites

Roman Schwartz
November 26, 2018

This year, Cyber Monday online/e-commerce sales could exceed $3 billion, up from last year's $2.4 billion, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse trends.

Some stores started their Cyber Monday sales early.

Hulu is offering what may be the most shocking deal this year, giving a whole year of Hulu Premium (ads included) for.99.

Drawing an estimated 75 million shoppers, the day will also test the resilience of retailers' online platforms as well as their delivery operations.

Whether or not you participated in Black Friday shopping this year, the sales aren't quite over.

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On Black Friday, websites of clothing retailers J.Crew, Lululemon Athletica Inc and home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc suffered technical issues because of the surge in orders. As of 12:30 pm ET on Monday, no big US chain had seen any technical difficulties, according to Website outage tracker DownDetector.com.

Adobe Marketing & Customer Insights Vice President John Copeland discusses whether Black Friday sales will hurt Cyber Monday sales. If you're looking to do all of your shopping online rather than in stores this year, we've scoured the depths of Amazon, Walmart, REI, Best Buy, and more to bring you the best Cyber Monday offers as they go live - all the way through Green Monday.

Target was offering 30 per cent off on select toys, while Kohl's discounted Lego sets between 30 per cent and 40 per cent.

Black Friday is one of the most advertised shopping holidays of all time. However, other stores like Walmart and Amazon have good deals on Apple's newer products that may be better in the long run.

The National Retail Federation forecast USA holiday retail sales, including online, in November and December will increase between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent over 2017, for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.

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