Company bigwigs hoping their employees are doing more work than online shopping today may be in luck.
Cyber Monday, which arrives on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, is traditionally known for the discounted online deals offered by retailers, large and small, to entice shoppers to sneak in some holiday buying at the workplace. While often good for stores and shoppers, it’s not been so good for workplace productivity.
That issue may be fading, however. A survey by the National Retail Federation shows fewer people plan to do their online shopping today.
“For today’s shopper, every day is ‘Cyber Monday,’ and consumers want and expect great deals, especially online, throughout the entire holiday season, and they know retailers will deliver,” Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the federation, said in a statement. “Retailers will still offer unique deals exclusive to Cyber Monday, but consumers also know shopping on Cyber Monday won’t be their last chance to find low prices and exclusive promotions.”