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26November
2018

Cyber Monday Sales

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.

  • It's more like Cyber Week. Many retailers offer one-day-only discounts, but others may continue to advertise sales for the rest of the week. Cyber Monday sales aren't usually advertised ahead of time, so visit retailers that day to see what's available. Or you can subscribe to their email list ahead of time to stay up to date.
  • Deals go fast. When a deal is good, it's gone fast. You'll likely see a lot of lightning deals or flash sales, so go with your gut and buy quick if it's worth it. Don't wait until later in the day to shop — do it early!
  • Prices on apparel drop. Clothing retailers like to offer blanket discounts on inventory, and the savings are GOOD. It's common to see 50% off from big-name stores like GAP and Banana Republic.
  • And that goes for everything else. Discounts will greatly vary across product categories, but you'll see savings on plenty of things. If you missed a sale on Black Friday, now is your chance to make up for it.

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.

Shopping Cyber Monday: Sales to Expect

Like we mentioned, there are low prices on almost everything, but here are four standout categories to consider if you want the best savings.

  • Clothes

    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.

  • Shoes

    Need new boots for the season? Look for retailers, like 6PM, that focus on footwear for a wide variety of styles on sale.

  • Makeup/Skincare

    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

  • Electronics

    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.

Shopping Amazon on Cyber Monday

Shopping Amazon on Cyber Monday

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.

  • Use Amazon's Watch a Deal feature to, well, watch deals. You'll get alerts when a product drops in price. Find it here.
  • Buy an Amazon Prime membership for free two-day shipping to the Borderlinx U.S. hub. Prime members also get early access to select deals.
  • Use the Amazon official app to keep organized and to navigate sales easier.

Snapshot of 2017 Cyber Monday Sales

These offers may not be the same for 2018, but knowing what was offered last year is a great way to plan ahead.

What Did Borderlinx Shoppers Buy Last Cyber Monday?

Here are some U.S. hub purchases from Borderlinx shoppers during Cyber Monday 2017.

Top 10 Products
  • 17%

    Clothing - Tops and Outerwear

  • 15%

    Health and Beauty

  • 12%

    Fashion Accessories

  • 11%

    Personal Electronic Accessories

  • 11%

    Tools - Other

  • 10%

    Toys and Games - Other

  • 7%

    Personal Electronics

  • 7%

    Shoes

  • 6%

    Clothing - Bottoms

  • 4%

    Baby Gear

Featured Retailers

Not sure where to shop this Cyber Monday? These stores were popular with Borderlinx customers last year.

How to Save on International Shipping During Cyber Monday Sales

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.

  • Estimate International Shipping Costs

    Use the Borderlinx Shipping Cost Calculator to estimate the total cost of shipping to your home, including guaranteed taxes and duties.

  • Consolidate Shipments

    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.

  • Leave the Paperwork to Us

    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!