Cyber Monday 2020: What is Cyber Monday and what can you expect?

Last Updated 9 Jul, 2020

By now, we all know about Black Friday, but what is Cyber Monday, and what do you need to know?

This year, Black Friday is on Friday 27th November, but the deals will keep coming until Cyber Monday, which falls on Monday 30th November 2020. In the two weeks leading up the Black Friday you’ll start spotting deals at your favourite brands like Boots, Debenhams and Halfords. These deals will get better and better until Black Friday itself.

But they don’t end there. These days, the deals will keep dropping over the Black Friday weekend up until Cyber Monday. Although the offers will have died down at some retailers by Cyber Monday, many big brands still have great savings to be snapped up.

How did Cyber Monday start?

Cyber Monday was originally created to encourage people to shop online. It may seem silly now considering how many of us choose to shop online rather than brave the crowds, but back in 2005 when it made its debut it was still a relatively new concept. It falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving, which this year is Monday 2nd December. Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday has made the journey over the pond, and its popularity has continued to grow year by year, particularly with smaller ecommerce sites.

What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday was created around the popularity of the Black Friday sales. While Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is on the Monday after Thanksgiving, stretching out the sales over the weekend.

Whereas Black Friday deals can be found both online and in-stores, Cyber Monday deals are only available online. It also only lasts the day and is the grand finale of the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

There isn’t a huge difference in which day is better for deals. Black Friday may have a slight edge as it lasts longer, but similar discounts will be available on Cyber Monday, if only for a limited time. Ultimately both sales events blend into one, and with new deals dropping all the time you’re sure to nab great bargains throughout the sales period.

What deals can you expect in 2019?

There’s even more hype than usual this year due to Black Friday falling on payday weekend, which means both sales events are going to be huge. And with the UK having spent most of the year in lockdown, Brits will be desperate to spend some of their hard-earned money like never before. Cyber Monday 2019 saw some fantastic deals on top tech and gadgets and overall sales jumped from up by 6.9% from previous years. A PwC survey also confirmed that out of a focus groups of 2,000 shoppers, 77% of consumers were going to shop online this year as a lot of major retailers chose to tease deals a week early ahead of the big day. The top deals for 2019 included up to £400 savings off of Apple laptops at Amazon, 50% off of Google products from Currys and 50% off Shark DuoClean Vaccum Cleaners from Argos.

This year we predict there to be some amazing discounts on the highly sought after phones such as the iPhone SE now they’ve been around for a few months. Right now they sell for around £469, so the discounts will be more than welcome!

You can also expect to see plenty of console deals for the PS4 and Xbox One as a new generation of gaming consoles will be coming out soon, as well as savings on the iPhone XR. You’ll also find great deals on TVs, laptops and PCs, making it the perfect time to upgrade your tech. Watch brands like Currys, John Lewis, Argos, Amazon and for terrific Cyber Monday deals you won’t want to miss. Head over to our sister site to find all the latest Cyber Monday deals the second they go live.

So, whether you’re getting started on your Christmas shopping or treating yourself to a new phone, keep an eye out for more outstanding deals on Cyber Monday. Check out our tips and tricks on how to nab all the best deals over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales season to save a bundle on must-have gifts at big brands.