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December 8, 2012 | Posted By: Brittany Meierdirk
What is Green Monday?You might be surprised that the 2nd Monday in December is one of the largest online holiday shopping event of the season! We mentioned Green Monday last month in one of our blog posts, To Cyber Monday and Beyond. "Green Monday" was coined by eBay in 2007, when it was determined as their best sales day in December. Since many were shopping online rather than driving to the stores, eBay decided the name was fitting.
Many online shoppers are eager to receive their gifts in time for the Holidays. You can expect some of the best deals of the season on Green Monday from many online retailers! The International Business Times suggests that Green Monday this year will likely break last year’s record of $1.1 billion spent. Green Monday is the busiest day of the year for FedEx Corporation, since it is the peak for online shopping, FedEx expects to see about 19 million packages, up from 17.2 million Green Monday in 2011.
Of those polled on our FatWallet's 2012 Online Holiday Shopping Survey, 52% had never heard of Green Monday and only 24% had participated in the event. But 96% of those who shopped on Green Monday last year plan to shop again this year! Since 2007, Green Monday has gained momentum from other top online retailers, including Walmart, who is planning a One-Day Only Online Event! This event includes up to 60% savings online on items such as (while supplies last):
Also, revealed early Monday morning, will be the secret top-brand 55” LED HDTV, at an unbelievably low price, reportedly a $600 savings compared to similar TV's.
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Other retailers expected to participate in Green Monday include:
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