As consumer spending rises, and as people feel better about the stability being shown in the jobs market, this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be fairly solid. And online retailers are hoping to get in on the action come the Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, and now you can stay fully alerted to hourly and daily deals with a little help from your cell phone. SoundBite sent me a press release about this service (which I do not intend to use):
Americans send 50,000 text messages per second. Ninety-five percent of those messages are opened and read, most within 15 seconds of sending. The brevity, immediacy, and mobility of the text messaging channel makes it ideally suited for communicating Cybermonday.com’s Deal of the Hour. By simply opting in on CyberMonday.com, consumers can receive Deal of the Hour text messages and benefit from great savings while on the go.
I was also informed that you can get on the special deals text message list by texting Cybermonday to 77053.
If you are a hardcore deal seeker, looking for the best deals on Cyber Monday, this might be just the thing for you. Being able to get alerted immediately to good deals can save you money — provided you were planning on spending it anyway.