With the holidays approaching Americans will hit the ground running for the best shopping deals on Black Friday.
But Cyber Monday is also predicted to be one of the busiest days of the year.
What is Cyber Monday?
It’s a marketing term created for the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States when consumers are encouraged to shop online.
With Thanksgiving being later this year, many companies are hoping the increase of online shoppers will be higher than usual.
“One of the many companies that expects to see an increase in volume during the holiday season is FedEx,” according to a company news release.
According to the FedEx website, during its busiest week of the year, which is expected to be Dec. 1 -7, the company plans to move more than 85 million shipments throughout its worldwide facilities.
“Monday right after Thanksgiving and employees are returning to their offices and computers which will make them buy something right away,” said Delta College Student Victor Monjica.
Monjica said another reason online shopping is growing in popularity is because some companies are offering free shipping if your total is greater than a set amount.
With the addition of the Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Tracy and in Patterson the Central Valley should see more presence in online orders.
The new centers allow shoppers to order more items then before because the nearest Fulfillment Centers in the area were in Las Vegas or Southern California, which still has a delivery time of three to four business days.
Now with two distribution centers in the area, customers may gear more toward buying right from the comfort of their own homes and not have to deal with the possibility of rude shoppers during the crazy holidays.
“It’s much more convenient for shoppers who frequently buy from online sites versus going to the stores directly,”Monjica said.
Monjica said he likes having Amazon here in the valley especially the facility in Tracy, which allows him to get his items faster.