Green Monday delivers deals in time for Christmas
Stop procrastinating and start shopping the new sales.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone this year but Green Monday is another occasion for hot deals on Christmas gifts. Spawned a decade ago by eBay as a 10-day warning for shoppers to get their gifts ordered in time for Christmas, it has become one of December’s biggest online shopping events.
Figures from Statista show sales on the second Monday in December have steadily risen from $661 million in 2006 to a peak of $1.62 billion in 2016. That’s an increase of more than 145% over a 10 year period.
This year, Green Monday would need to exceed $1.82 billion in sales to surpass totals tallied on the day before Thanksgiving, $2.43 billion to beat Small Business Saturday and $2.87 billion to top Thanksgiving Day sales. Black Friday revenues beat $5 billion, while Cyber Monday recorded $6.59 billion, according to Adobe Analytics.
Advances in two-day shipping and other speedy delivery options are buying shoppers a little more time this year. While you may be able to get away with waiting until next week to finish off your Christmas shopping without paying extra for expedited shipping services, the US Postal Service recommends that in order to ensure gifts are delivered by Christmas, all retail ground packages should be mailed by Thursday, December 14, while first-class mail can be sent as late as next Tuesday, December 19, and Priority Mail can be postmarked by Wednesday, December 20. Check out the official shipping deadlines domestically and around the world.
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