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Zappos employees busy on Cyber Monday

Posted at 2:16 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 17:16:35-05

While Black Friday sales are down, Cyber Monday is picking up speed.

Zappos employees at the shoe and clothing company's downtown headquarters were busy for Cyber Monday. Customer service reps are handling 50 plus calls a day.

But to help out with the stress on their busiest day of the year, the company set up meditation centers, nap rooms and hot chocolate stands. They were also fully stocked with cinnamon rolls and energy drinks so the employees can keep up their energy.
121 million people are expected to do some online shopping today. According to Adobe systems, online sales has already hit $490 million as of 7 a.m. Monday. So sales could reach $3 billion for the first time ever.

In-store Black Friday sales fell more than a billion dollars while online, shoppers spent $2.7 billion -- which is up 14 percent from just last year.

Target is offering 15 percent off your whole purchase today -- and just this morning, the website crashed because it was hit with so much traffic.

Some of the best deals are on older Apple products, video games, CDs and DVDs. Target, Walmart and Best Buy all have discounts on iPads, iPhones and similar electronics.

Meanwhile, consumers are advised to avoid buying toys, Christmas decorations and winter clothes, since the sales for those peak either before or after the holiday.