(CNN) – It looks old fashioned, but Cyber Monday or Cyber Monday still exists.
This online sales day was invented by retail stores in the early days of the internet.
It made sense because people had slower phone connections at home and faster at work. Also, everyone was tired of being near the mall during the weekend.
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Now, of course, we all do a lot of shopping online and with the help of apps when we want. And there is not a big difference between online and physical stores. Even Amazon, which actually invented online shopping, has its own storefront stores.
But that does not stop companies from doubling their sales bet on Monday.
Cyber Monday 2018 is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history and will generate $ 7.8 billion in sales, an increase of more than 17% over last year, according to Adobe Analytics, that tracks online sales
Gap, now in trouble, is offering a 50% discount on all its products, plus an additional 10% on online promotions and free shipping. Kohl's offers a 20% discount on all its products between Saturday 24 and Wednesday 28 November, in what was nicknamed Cyber Week or Cyber Week. Buyers can also receive $ 15 in Kohl's cash for every $ 50 spent.
Best Buy offers discounts on a large number of consumer electronics such as Microsoft Xbox consoles, Samsung Galaxy phones and 4K Blu-Ray players.
In early-day deals, Target is offering an additional 15% discount on all orders placed on Monday.
JCPenney offers an extra 30% discount on orders over $ 100.
Walmart is expected to offer discounts on a selection of consumer electronics such as phones, laptops, and video game systems. Amazon offers a range of discounts on a wide range of items that will continue through December 1.