Cyber Monday marks the end of the Cyber 5 holiday. Having evolved as the ecommerce complement to Black Friday, when Black Friday was a high street shopping bonanza, the day’s significance as a sales event has grown. It is now at least as - and possibly more - important for revenue generation than Black Friday for consumer brands.
VoucherCodes 2021 Shopping for Christmas’ report forecast that Cyber Monday would be the most popular day for shopping of the Cyber 5 weekend. It anticipated 11.6 million consumers would make a purchase either online or in store, up from 10.6 million people on Black Friday.
The report forecast that Cyber Monday sales in the UK will rise almost 17% (16.7%) year-on-year, almost comparable to the growth anticipated for Black Friday (predicted to be up almost 22%).
Brands will have been planning for months to optimise the online traffic spike that Cyber 5 brings. But who is winning search this Cyber Monday and is it the same brands that dominated the internet on Black Friday? Edge by Ascential returns to the search terms and categories we analysed on Black Friday to find out.