A new report shows Cyber Monday is on track to become the biggest online shopping day ever. The research firm comScore says shoppers are expected to spending $1.5 billion today.
"It's been very busy. Traffic is up. It started ramping up yesterday right around noon when most of the retailers started advertising Cyber Monday on Cyber Sunday," says Brent Shelton, FatWallet.com spokesman.
The site based in Beloit helps people find the best deals says there are a lot of savings to be found online. Although technology like TVs and computers are selling well, major retailers are also handing out deep discounts that FatWallet say should no be missed.
"The big deal is the store-wide discounts. We are seeing a lot of clothing, shoes, accessories, home, house wares and those are part of a big thing like 50% off store wide," says Shelton.
Rockford's Target store's executive team leader says some people are turning online for things they don't have or might be sold out of in-store.
"The new Wii that's out, that's a big one. We are sold out of that. TVs, there are a lot of good deals on TVs target.com has some good deals on TVs," says Derek Kettle.
But Kettle says the Rockford store is still seeing big numbers of people coming in and he doesn't expect that to change anytime soon.
"I think people just like seeing things in their hands where they can actually see what it is instead of just looking at a picture online and maybe its the right thing and maybe its not the right thing," says Kettle.
Online shopping is up 25.6 percent compared with a year ago. Analysts say the online sales are growing as shoppers become comfortable with, if not hooked on the convenience of the Web and the deals to be found.
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