Cyber Monday spending expected to reach $1.5 billion - Tucson News Now

Cyber Monday spending expected to reach $1.5 billion

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today is Cyber Monday and Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion. That's up 20% over last year, with deals in some cases lasting all week.

More people hit the stores this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, spending on average $423 a piece. That's $25 more they spent last year.

This is also the first year that more than half the people who shopped during Thanksgiving weekend did so online.

Employees at Amazon.com's Phoenix location have been working around the clock gearing up for Cyber Monday.

The online retailer is expected to fill more than a half million orders this year.

This will be the last holiday for Arizonans to order from Amazon tax-free.

Amazon will begin collecting the state's 6.6 percent tax on product sales in Arizona starting Feb. 1.

Tax on digital sales will be collected beginning in July.

Copyright 2012 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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