Cyber Monday

By Deane Barker on November 25, 2007

Cyber Monday: I had no idea tomorrow had a name.

The term Cyber Monday refers to the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the ceremonial kick-off of the holiday online shopping season in the United States between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

[…] The term “Cyber Monday” is a neologism invented by, part of the U.S. trade association National Retail Federation.[1]. It was first used within the ecommerce community during the 2005 holiday season. According to Scott Silverman, the head of, the term was coined based on research showing that 77% of online retailers reported a significant increase in sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2004.



  1. “Cyber Monday” not as cool as “Black Monday.” Originally was coined in 1997 by Jerry Shereshewsky because people did more online shopping back at work AFTER the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

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