Do you remember 2005? That’s the year that YouTube was created, the year Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, and the first year that the Monday after Thanksgiving was called “Cyber Monday.”
Cyber Monday made its debut on November 28, 2005. The term was coined by the National Retail Federation to promote the new phenomenon of online shopping. It was created to define an existing bump in online sales that day, and to encourage more with deep discounts like brick-and-mortar stores offer on Black Friday.
Back in 2005, people had good internet at work but still had slow internet at home. Therefore, they waited until Monday to use their work computers to make holiday purchases, and that’s why that Monday is now “Cyber Monday.”
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has long been widely regarded as the beginning of the holiday shopping season in America, and Cyber Monday is now “Round Two.” Since 2005, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been the first and second busiest shopping days of the year, with retailers offering their best prices of the season. A lot of online retailers offer deals on both days, like Cornbread Hemp.
The great thing about Cyber Monday is that you can participate in your pjs from the comfort of your own home, an especially relevant luxury in 2020. Shopping pundits this year predict a huge boost in sales online due to COVID-19. So be a trendsetter this year and shop from home.