Black Friday … Cyber Monday … Green Wednesday

Two years ago, a group of marketers christened the first workday after Thanksgiving (and its famous retail orgy “Black Friday”) as “Cyber Monday“: the biggest online shopping day of the year. It seems though, that the digital dollars don’t really start flowing until two weeks later…

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Last year, Wednesday, Dec. 13 was the chart-topper with $667 million in sales, according to comScore. In fact, the second week of December is traditionally so big that eBay staff have come up with their own name for the weekday that kicks it off: “Green Monday” (a reference to cash, rather than eco-friendly shopping).

All this said, it is thought that Cyber Monday still beat out Black Friday this year … with expected sales of over $700MM online, compared to $531MM spent in stores.

UPDATE: Inow learn that this year’s Cyber Monday is the “biggest ever”

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