NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After a busy weekend at brick and mortar stores, shoppers are turning to the web for Cyber Monday deals and discounts.
Research firm Adobe Analytics says shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion online on Cyber Monday, up more than 16 percent from last year.
“Cyber Monday is going to be king of the hill so long as retailers continue to have discounts through the day,” Tamara Gaffney, director of strategic insights at Adobe, told 1010 WINS.
More shoppers are also expected to purchase directly from their smartphones and tablets than from desktop computers.
“You can have every shop in front of you in two seconds,” said holiday shopper Aaron Goldstein.
Shopping expert Trae Bodge says some Cyber Monday deals are sweeter than others.
“Look for fall clothing, small kitchen appliances, small and large electronics and then video games and the accessories for those games,” she said.
As for the little ones in your life, Bodge says don’t worry about buying toys solely on Cyber Monday. Those sales pop up all season.
“If you see a good deal that’s on a toy on your list, just grab it,” she said. “Don’t worry about missing out later.”
When shopping on the web, take advantage of tools like Honey. The browser extension automatically applies discount codes at checkout, saving you time and money.
Another trick is as easy as Googling what you want. Google shopping shows you prices from around the web.
And the deals extend way beyond things you can wrap. Hotels, ski resorts and cruise lines are also getting in on the Cyber Monday action.
But experts say there are some things you should skip like winter clothing, tools and holiday decorations. Follow your favorite retailers on social media to be the first to know when a great deal is going on.