Cyber Monday sales total $10.7B, down 1.4% from last year

U.S. consumers collectively spent $10.7 billion filling their virtual shopping carts on Cyber Monday, down 1.4% compared to a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics. 

Still, the total spend on Cyber Monday aligned with Adobe’s earlier projection that consumers would spend between $10.2 billion and $11.3 billion. 

And despite being $100 million shy of the $10.8 billion shoppers spent in 2020, “it still remains the biggest online shopping day of the year,” according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index, which tracks direct consumer transactions online. 

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During the peak shopping hour – 11 p.m. to midnight ET – holiday shoppers spent $12 million every minute, according to Adobe.

This year, shoppers saw weaker discounts compared to 2020. For example, discount levels for electronics were at -12% vs. -27% last year.

Also, the number of out-of-stock messages remained

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We’ve Rounded Up the Best Cyber Monday 2021 Sales, From A to Z

Kohl’s: Get 20% off when you use the promo code GOSHOP20 at checkout from Kohl’s through 12/1.

Lancer Skincare: Save 30% with the promo code CYBER30 (11/29); Save 25% with the promo code HOLIDAY25 (11/30-12/5).

Laneige: Get a 25% discount at Laneige when you use the promo code BFSALE at checkout.

Lancome: Save 25% sitewide at Lancome.

LookFantastic: Use the code CYBER to get a 25% discount through 12/1.

Kylie Cosmetics: Save 40% on lip products and 30% on sitewide on Kyle Jenner’s brand’s Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin.

Mac Cosmetics: Save 30% sitewide at Mac Cosmetics.

Make Up Forever: Take 50% off the cult favorite Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation through 11/30.

Merit: Take 20% off sitewide at Merit, no promo code necessary.

Murad: Save 30% sitewide at Murad.

Nordstrom: Save up to

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live early offers and when the rest of the UK sales start

Cards at the ready, shoppers. It may still be a week away, but Black Friday 2021 is already bigger than ever before. Many major retailers have released discounts early, including John Lewis, Amazon, Currys and Argos

In true Black Friday tradition, expect to find deals on everything, from electronics like TVs and mobile phones to coffee machines, vacuum cleaners and even holidays, along with fashion and beauty deals from sought-after brands. Those who are looking to get their Christmas shopping done early will be spoilt for choice, with significant discounts on tablets, gaming consoles, smart devices and more. 

Our guide will help you find the best Black Friday deals this year. Here’s everything you need to know… 

When is Black Friday 2021 in the UK?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 26, but most of the major players have turned it into a month-long shopping

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‘Bad Bot’ attacks threaten holiday shopping season, gaming console sales

Online threats to consumers will rise this month as shopping picks up, a new report says. 

 Security threats from “bad bots” will likely spike in November as consumers flock to online shopping events, notably Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a new report from cybersecurity firm Imperva says. 

A quarter of online retail traffic is bad bots and over half (57%) of all attacks recorded on retail websites were carried out by bots in 2021, according to Imperva’s “State of Security Within eCommerce 2021” report. 

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A person dressed as an internet hacker is seen with binary code displayed on a laptop screen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland in August. Recently, attacks from bad bots have threatened holiday shopping. (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Bad bots are responsible for a variety

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