The folks over at Statista made an interesting observation and posted an article about the holiday shopping season that begins with Thanksgiving that I thought I’d share with you.
We all know that Thanksgiving was originally about celebrating the harvest and showing thanks by gathering together and enjoying a big feast. Since most of us are no longer living off the land, the holiday took on a general theme of being thankful for what we have. Today Thanksgiving seems to be more about what we don’t have and how to get it at a good price. There is nothing wrong with that, everyone loves a bargain. This is why the Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of an annual shopping frenzy that has grown into a mega-event that spans the entire month from Thanksgiving unit Christmas. The highlights of this retail marathon are Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Each of these three events earns billions of dollars for companies and the economy and that’s a good thing.
Cyber Monday remains the undisputed champion in this trilogy for several years running now and according to the numbers provided by Statista, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change this year either, but no worries, it looks like there is plenty to go around. Apple should do well since there have been some great deals floating about on Apple products as well as accessories from other vendors that will likely be available from one source or another up until Christmas.
Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind us, it’s almost time to crank up our desktops or mobile devices and participate in Cyber Monday, which is my personal favorite since there are no lines, no pushing, and shoving, you know what I mean. Here are the numbers and don’t forget to ask for a gift receipt.