Cyber Monday set to be biggest U.S. online shopping day in history
Webster, N.Y. (WHAM) - Black Friday sales may be over, but the deals are still going strong.
Online orders were pouring in at Tango Charlie Apparel Monday morning. Cyber Monday is the online local business' busiest day of the year.
“We're usually in the red throughout the year, and obviously Black Friday brings us into the black,” said Tango Charlie Apparel Owner Tom Tartaglia. “This is at least double, if not triple sometimes.”
Clothing line orders over the long Thanksgiving weekend have already tripled last year's totals.
“Last year we were around $11,000 with 520 orders,” said Tartaglia. “So far this year, we're around $33,000 with 1,348 orders.”
Tango Charlie does virtually all of its sales online. Monday morning, dozens of Black Friday orders were ready to be shipped out.
“We're looking at a couple hundred orders here and probably have about 800 more to go today,” Tartaglia said.
Tacticalories Seasoning Company, which does all of its business online also saw a big boost in sales since Thanksgiving night. Sales were so good for the local seasonings and hot sauce company, the demand was higher than the supply.
“We sold out, essentially sold out by noon on Friday,” said owner Casey Bard. “My manufacturers are calling extra people in and pulling all-nighters to try to get all the packages done.”
Cyber Monday is expected to reach an all-time high of $7.8 billion in sales, up nearly 18 percent from last year. Additionally, one million more Americans are expected to cybershop compared to last year.
Many people, including Shawn Balcer, are doing online holiday shopping right from their mobile phones.
“I didn't even go on my laptop,” said the Fairport resident. “I did everything from my phone. I was done by literally 8:30 this morning.”
Experts suggest clearing your cache to avoid being targeted with products by retailers in the days and weeks after Cyber Monday.