The US-based retail chain giant company has officially revealed that for the first time in the firm’s history, Walmart’s Cyber Monday deals will start at eight o’clock in evening (8PM) on Sunday, November 29th — which is four hours earlier than that midnight rush for Cyber Monday 2015 online sale.
“It can be exhausting for working parents and millennials to stay up past midnight to shop online, only to wake up early the next day to get ready for work,” said Fernando Madeira, president and CEO of Walmart.com. “By starting ‘Cyber Monday’ hours earlier on Sunday evening and quadrupling the number of Cyber Monday specials, we’re making it easier for customers to get ahead of the busiest online shopping day of the year and save on the best gifts,” Madeira added in a press statement released earlier this week.
Walmart has also indicated that it will bring back its “Evening Edition” of its Cyber Monday online sales event to cater and give working parents and consumers another chance to score some online deals. Meanwhile, the extended version of the the Cyber Monday, the Cyber Week, is expected to run through December 4th with thousands of online specials each day.
Walmart’s Cyber Monday 2015 deals (Plus free shipping) includes:
- LG 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for only $799 (reg. $1299, save $500)
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for only $599 (reg. $799, save $200).
- Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control X-34 Landspeeder for only $19 (reg. $34, save $15).
- Air Hogs Video Drone for only $75 (reg. $109, save $34 savings).
Walmart claimed that its free shipping service offering to customer’s home is available on orders over $50 and free shipping to in-stores is available in many items.
In 2014, Walmart has said, nearly 90% of the orders placed on its online store Walmart.com between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday were shipped for free.
Cyber Monday online shoppers are expected to be looking for a huge special savings online on ready-to-wear apparel (34%), consumer electronics including gadgets and home appliances (33%), toys or video game titles (26%), physical copy of books, movies or music (23%), home living items (22%) and mobile phones and other cellular handheld devices (15%), according to a research study by FatWallet.com. FatWallet has seen increased traffic on its site in the early evening on Sundays in the past few years, as shoppers try to get a head start on Cyber Monday deals.
Last year, Shelton said, some big stores started Cyber Monday deals on Sunday afternoon, and he would expect some retailers to call it “Cyber Sunday” this year and start deals even earlier.