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'Green Monday' Marks Record Day For Christmas Deliveries

From Examiner.com - Expected to be one of the top online spending days of the holidays, Green Monday is the last day when shoppers can order products online and expect them to be delivered in time for Christmas using standard shipping.    

If you are still searching for the latest and greatest holiday deals, today may just be your lucky day. Today is Green Monday, an annual event held each second Monday in December.

Similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Green Monday is a special day for both bargain hunters and retailers alike. Some retailers will be offering deep discounts and/or free shipping in honor of the event.  

Despite a sour economy and high unemployment, online sales have increased this year – up 15 percent compared to the same time frame last year, according to ComScore.   To date, more than $24 billion has been spent online.  Some experts predict today's online sales will reach record breaking numbers - $ 1 billion.

And retailers aren't the only ones expecting a busy day today. Shippers are also preparing for Green Monday.  FedEx is expecting to handle about 17 million holiday packages on Green Monday, which will be the company's busiest shipping day in nearly 40 years.  UPS is also anticipating record number today as well.

 

 

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