Green MondayWatch out, Cyber Monday. Green Monday is gaining traction with shoppers.

Consumers flexed their thumb-shopping muscles on Dec. 12, Green Monday -- the second Monday in December that's become another big day for online holiday shopping, according to ChannelAdvisor. The company runs the e-commerce platforms of 3,000 retailers ranging from Staples (SPLS) and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) to Urban Outfitters (URBN).

On Green Monday, e-commerce sales at ChannelAdvisor's retail clients grew 19% over 2010 -- not far behind Cyber Monday, when the firm's merchant customers saw online sales rise 25% from the year ago period.

ChannelAdvisor does not disclose total sales figures.

The sales gains on Green Monday are a sign of consumers' robust and consistent online shopping pattern this holiday season, ChannelAdvisor spokeswoman Sarah O'Dea tells DailyFinance.

"Last year, we saw dips and spikes in online shopping," she says. "It's been more steady this year."

Another telling number: Online sales from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 for ChannelAdvisor's retail clients surpassed what the company calls "Cyber Five," the five days from Thanksgiving until Cyber Monday. O'Dea says this suggests that shoppers will continue to tap e-commerce for the remainder of the holiday season.


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capenv

Can you believe th Chicese have put extra duties for dumping on American Car imports to China? All the crap China dumps here and they have to balls to say we're dumping American Cars in China? I'd love to see a trade war between America and China. Maybe then it would be worth while for companies to make products here in America,
Put American's back to work.

December 16 2011 at 2:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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dvdfrnzwbr

American Companies are the majority of who are bringing products made in China into the USA

December 16 2011 at 6:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday, or whatever these retailers want to call it is just a "come-on" to spend money to an already financially strapped economy. When are you people going to learn that just paying the minimum amount due on plastic,(Credir Cards) the cost in the long-run , including interest, will probably be at least five (5) times higher than the original price and 5 times is only a guesstimate!! If you can't afford it; "don't buy it." "Cash talk, trash walks."

December 15 2011 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
richw555

great news for the Chinese...They are going to love the fact we are buying more of there products

December 15 2011 at 8:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Frank

I was just talking with a UPS driver making a delivery to me about this year versus last year. She said this year is noticably down. I found that interesting. I'm in the Tampa, FL area.

December 14 2011 at 5:55 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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lpi2007

That UPS worker has to be wrong, AOL says it up and they know everything.............

December 15 2011 at 10:14 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply