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Local Shops Take Part in Cyber Monday

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EUGENE, Ore. — Cyber Monday is the day to kick back and do all your holiday shopping at home.

It’s the time when retailers offer all their deals online.

Holiday deals just went from the streets to your screen. From standing in lines, to searching coupon codes.

“If you order $100 or more, you get a $20 gift card,” said Alexandra Lyons, Duck Store Web Manager.

Local businesses, like The Duck Store, hope you’ll click on them.

“We really started planning this about six to eight weeks ago. We ramp up our hours. For days like this will do 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.,” Lyons said.

That preparation is paying off. Employees at The Duck Store warehouse in Glenwood are packing orders and shipping out.

The hustle and bustle is not the only indicator of this steady Cyber Monday. Managers are monitoring the number of times you browse their bargains.

“You can see right now we have 99 people on our website. That’s similar to as if we had 99 people on the main floor of the campus Duck Store. So it really puts in to perspective how busy we are,” Lyons said.

That’s three times as much as a regular day at the Duck site. Managers say online holiday shopping continues to grow each year, and that’s why other local stores like Bike Friday on West 11th Avenue are following suit.

“Cyber Monday is a little new for us and because it seems to become more and more of a popular way for people to shop online, we thought we would get on board this year,” said Todd Reed, Bike Friday E-Commerce Manager.

With the code Cyber Monday entered during checkout, you can get 20 percent off some bicycle gear.

Experts say last year Americans spent $1.25 billion on Cyber Monday. This year, spending is expected to up to $1.5 billion.

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  1. Todd Reed says:

    Please forward this to Jessica Debbas. Thanks for the visit and the story. It was well done and informative. I enjoyed seeing myself on the news and it’s instructive seeing how much business the Duck store did in that time period in a virtual store.

    Todd Reed
    Bike Friday

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