WASHINGTON — Today, employees across the country return to work after a day of feasting and, of course, a day of shopping. But for shoppers with unfinished business — or office employees who need a break from business — the Monday after Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
Online retailers have been busy tempting buyers with special promotions, discounts and deals on shipping. Now they are bracing for “Cyber Monday.”….
Online retailers — 43 percent of whom said they plan to offer special promotions for Cyber Monday — say they anticipate one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
“We don’t know what’s going on but our sales are up over 100 percent from last year,” said Shmuel Gniwisch, chief executive officer of Ice.com, an online jewelry retailer. Mr. Gniwisch said the company, which is holding a half-price sale and offering free shipping, is nearly sold out of inventory.
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