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Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Turlock

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is one of the biggest shopping days. Cyber Monday, the first day back from work after Thanksgiving, will be bigger according to reports. Last year $608 million of sales (up 26% from last year) were conducted over the internet on Cyber Monday. Are local Turlock businesses on the internet where Turlock shoppers may be? Where and when are you shopping?

Black Friday will be one of the biggest shopping days out of the year, Cyber Monday online dollar transactions will most likely increase by about 25% as it has done for the last 3 years. Last year Cyber Monday sales increased to $608 million (26% increase up from $484 million)!

With a questionable economy, online sales are showing no signs of declining. Total e-commerce sales for 2006 were estimated at $108.7 billion, an increase of 23.5 percent (±3.3%) from 2005.

Cyber Monday’s sales are attributed to 88% of online shoppers making purchases from their work places on the first day back from the four day holiday weekend! 73% of American adults (about 147 million) are internet users.

While most city leaders like saying they would like to work on economical growth, we would really like to do that. Turlock businesses, organizations and people need to get online whether they are going to sell online or just to get exposure where everyone is at. TurlockCityNews.com is working to lead a citywide effort to support businesses online with website grants, online marketing consulting, and more. A detailed proposal will be released soon.

If a Turlock business would like to get their sales out to a Turlock online community now for Black Friday, contact TurlockCityNews.com. Besides TurlockCityNews.com providing Turlock marketing and advertising consulting, we are now offering affordable website design for Turlock businesses.

Interestingly enough, December 11, 2007 was expected to be the biggest day for online shopping last year and there doesn’t appear to be a prediction for this year. Turlock still has time to capitalize and get in on this online market!

TurlockCityNews.com would like to know where Turlockers are shopping and if Turlockers are shopping online. What are you looking for, where are you going to look for it and buy it?

TurlockCityNews.com is working on creating an online Turlock Mall. Please visit our TurlockCityNews.com e-store (button on top of home page) and let us know what you would like to see and how we can accommodate your shopping needs.

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