If Cyber Monday is outdated now it seems as if Black Friday is also giving way to online shopping. The need to wait outside a store at 3 am in the cold is giving way to shopping in the comfort of your own home on your computer. This year Black Friday sales were down 4 percent from last year as the online shopping increased that day by over 9 percent. Amazon (20 years old this year) even saw a 24 percent increase for the 2 day holiday over the same time last year. Look for UPS and Fed Ex stock to rise.
Not to be out done we have also seen the development of Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday. Seem that the amount of cash spent or donated in the next month makes every group vying not to be left out of the season's spending. Is it only a matter of time until pet stores have a Wednesday "Buy Your Pet a Holiday Gift" day? When will we run out of special holiday buying designated days? Will the competition for special days lead to trademarking the days?