While Black Friday is known for being a day of shopping heaven – amazing deals on a variety of merchandise, it is also shopping hell. Being pushed around a hot crowded mall, hoping to get that 20% discount on an item that may be sold out? I’ll stay at home, thank you. If you are like me, you still want those great deals without paying the price of exhaustion and stress – and today you can! It is Cyber Monday, and online shopping sales are projected to hit a record of $1.2 billion. Today you can get those amazing deals on the items you love if you go online (as opposed to waiting in line).
This trend which analysts are referring to as “couch commerce” is becoming extremely popular. Studies have shown that 15% of web traffic in the U.S. this month will be a result of smart phones and tablets as opposed to PC’s. As a result of the surge in Cyber Monday participation and interest, companies have been preparing for the big day for months. Many sites have made improvements, adding more shipping options, gift wrapping and have hired more people in their customer service department so that they are well-equipped to handle all requests flooding in. Leader in private jet charter, Magellan Jets, is one of these comapnies. “At this time of year, the traffic on our website is at an all-time high. Our sales and flight support departments work closely together and are ready to assist our clients with all of their holiday travel needs,” said CEO of Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert. Cyber Monday is definitely worthwhile, so sit down, relax and shop!