'Cyber Monday' At Hand for Holiday Shopping Season - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Washington

'Cyber Monday' At Hand for Holiday Shopping Season

NOVEMBER 27, 2006 - Posted at 7:19 a.m. CST

 

WASHINGTON (AP) - Traditional retailers began their holiday shopping season push last Friday, with so-called "Black Friday."

Today is being called "Cyber Monday."  Many online retailers are seizing on the date to offer sales promotions.  They're hoping some consumers who are stuck at work might take time to surf and spend.

It is not the busiest shopping day of the year for e-tailers.  Last year, that day was December 12, one of the last days of the holiday season that retailers were offering free standard shipping.

Internet commerce continues to grow strongly, but it is still a small portion of overall holiday sales.

Even so, a number of promotions are in place today.

The retail trade has a Web site that tracks many of these at cybermonday.com.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • County to replace wooden bridges

    County to replace wooden bridges

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:10:21 GMT

    The Clay County Quorum Court recently approved a resolution to replace all the county's wooden bridges with steel.  

    The Clay County Quorum Court recently approved a resolution to replace all the county's wooden bridges with steel.  

  • Lanes at bypass set to open this month

    Lanes at bypass set to open this month

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:26:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Nearly two miles of newly made lanes at the Manila bypass are set to open and officials ask people to be careful when driving through the area. 

    Nearly two miles of newly made lanes at the Manila bypass are set to open and officials ask people to be careful when driving through the area. 

  • Brookland schools working on school security

    Brookland schools working on school security

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:27:48 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Brookland School District is working to increase its security, with school officials saying recent incidents nationwide have provided a reason. 

    The Brookland School District is working to increase its security, with school officials saying recent incidents nationwide have provided a reason. 

Powered by Frankly