Next Up: Cyber Monday. Do You Prefer Online to Local Shopping?
Too much craziness going on around the holidays, especially when it comes to Christmas shopping. With the digital age fully embraced, it's no wonder something like Cyber Monday has really taken off like it has. But the online shopping trend seems to take away valuable revenue from some local businesses.
Cyber Monday sales have reached around $2 billion, according to ComScore.com, and it's the busiest day of the year for delivery companies like FedEx. Consumers rate FREE shipping as important when it comes to shopping online. Of course shipping isn't really free, so that means that the cost of the merchandise is marked up.
Some Cyber Monday items involve electronics, such as drones, which might not be available at a local store anyway.
What kinds of things do you buy online? How much money do you spend shopping online compared to in-store shopping?
Do you even care about Cyber Monday?