Before you take a break from all the savings you scored on Black Friday, let us remind you that the fun is far from over. Cyber Monday immediately follows, and sales are just as good as Black Friday if not better. And with more countries offering Cyber Monday deals than ever, your shopping opportunities are almost endless. Here's what to know before you shop.
Yes, Cyber Monday falls on a work day, but that hasn't let anyone stop them from shopping until their credit cards catch fire. Last year, Cyber Monday was the biggest day in the history of online shopping in the U.S. with sales reaching $3.45 billion in a single day. So if that's any indication of the quality of discounts, you can bet this year is going to be even better.
Like we mentioned, there are low prices on almost everything, but here are four standout categories to consider if you want the best savings.
Clothing sales dominate the holiday. Even high-end brands, such as Michael Kors and Coach, offer big discounts. Go to online news outlets, such as Refinery29, Glamour or InStyle, for a roundup of fashion discounts.
Need new boots for the season? Look for retailers, like 6PM, that focus on footwear for a wide variety of styles on sale.
If you're a beauty lover, this is the time of year your makeup bag has been waiting for. Makeup and skincare savings are sky high on Cyber Monday. Last year, Stila offered savings up to 85% off, BH Cosmetics offered up to 75%, and others offered 20-30% off storewide
As a whole, electronics have their moment in the sun on Black Friday. However, if you missed out on Friday, Cyber Monday is still a great opportunity to catch a deal. Look for Android products, small electronic parts, headphones and the like.
Tip: Follow us on Twitter for Cyber Monday deals throughout the day.
Amazon has undoubtedly contributed to Cyber Monday's success. In 2017, Amazon steamrolled over Best Buy, Walmart, Nordstrom and Macy's to make up about 36% of overall online sales. If you're not checking out Amazon on Cyber Monday, you're basically throwing away money on holiday gifts and essentials.
Admittedly, Amazon can be an overwhelming place to shop during the holiday. With over 75,000 deals on apparel, tech, books and more, it's easy to miss something good. Here are a few tips to make the search a little smoother.
These offers may not be the same for 2018, but knowing what was offered last year is a great way to plan ahead.
50% off the entire site
Extra 40% off the entire site
50% off entire purchase
$50 Off Xbox One S plus one free game and $25 gift code
Various discounts sitewide on toys, electronics, video games, books and more
Up to 50% off sale styles
Here are some U.S. hub purchases from Borderlinx shoppers during Cyber Monday 2017.
Clothing, Tops and Outerwear
Health and Beauty
Personal Electronic Accessories
Toys and Games - Other
Not sure where to shop this Cyber Monday? These stores were popular with Borderlinx customers last year.
You'll need to focus all your energy on catching the best deals of Cyber Monday. Save a little brain power and let Borderlinx deal with international shipping. With your international forwarding addresses, you can shop like a local! And part of that experience is not having to deal with international shipping hassles. Here's how Borderlinx can help.
Use the Borderlinx Shipping Cost Calculator to estimate the total cost of shipping to your home, including guaranteed taxes and duties.
You're going to shop from multiple stores this Cyber Monday. Shipping packages individually can become expensive, so we recommend virtually consolidating your packages from our hubs. Learn more here.
Take the guesswork out of handling customs fees, and use Borderlinx to pay for taxes and duties on your Cyber Monday purchases.**
Have fun shopping on Cyber Monday!