Typical December shopping rush absent due to the coronavirus pandemic

World Today


The so-called “Cyber Monday” has broken a new record for online sales across the United States earlier this week. The annual shopping spree takes place with exclusive online deals, following the Black Friday event that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season for millions of U.S. consumers. But this year’s coronavirus measures have made it a different experience for both retailers and consumers alike. The usual crowds we see on America’s Main Streets and small businesses during this time of the year is now replaced with higher online sales.