Local businesses push Cyber Monday deals - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Local businesses push Cyber Monday deals

Posted: Updated:
Raleigh Workshop, in downtown Raleigh, is selling everything on its website 20 percent off for Cyber Monday. Raleigh Workshop, in downtown Raleigh, is selling everything on its website 20 percent off for Cyber Monday.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

More than 130 million Americans are expected to go online today to shop for Christmas presents, and many local businesses are sending a clear message that they are also offering deals.

Today is Cyber Monday, the first Monday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Many online retailers are offering limited-time sales to encourage consumer to shop on their websites.

A number of local businesses say sites like Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target aren't the only ones offering those so-called Cyber Monday deals.

At Raleigh Workshop in downtown Raleigh, where each pair of jeans is autographed by the jeansmiths who sewed them, everything on the company's website is 20 percent off.

"We make the jeans by hand here in downtown Raleigh," said owner Victor Lytvinenko, who said the Cyber Monday deals has helped increase sales by 200 percent. "So far it's been pretty good. I hope it continues."

Just one of the many local businesses hoping to cash in and compete for big holiday sales, Raleigh Workshop launched its website just in time for the holidays.

Humans aren't the only ones who benefit from holiday shopping. Americans spend about $5 billion on Christmas gifts for their pets, according to the Pet Owners Association.

And Durham-based ThunderShirt is hoping to appeal to pet lovers looking for sales online.

"We are doing 25 percent off store-wide -- that includes the ThunderShirt, ThunderLeash and ThunderToy," said CEO Phil Blizzard.

The ThunderShirt, Blizzard explained, is a practical gift for the dog or cat with anxiety issues.

"ThunderShirt applies gentle constant pressure around the torso of a dog," Blizzard said. "It's that pressure that has a great calming effect on most dogs. It's like swaddling an infant."

Research firm ComScore predicts that Americans will spend $2 billion on Cyber Monday. FedEx expects today to be its busiest it has ever had.

Melanie Sanders

Melanie anchors the 6 PM news. Her "What's Next" series features an engaging approach to storytelling and highlights the leaders in innovation who are shaping our future. Check it out HERE! More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash

    Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:24:51 GMT
    A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.
    The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church.
    The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church.
  • Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:33:26 GMT
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
  • MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-02-26 17:58:17 GMT
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.