Cyber Monday keeping Southern AZ businesses busy - Tucson News Now

Cyber Monday keeping Southern AZ businesses busy

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Some local businesses are taking new measures to attract more of that online business this Cyber Monday. Early numbers released by IBM Benchmark show online shopping is up more than 20% compared to the same time last year.

Seeing more purchases being made online, Southern Arizona based company, Bookman's Entertainment Exchange, moved into a bigger warehouse in Tucson to keep up with demand. This Monday after Thanksgiving day, Bookman warehouse workers spent the day packing and shipping books and other goods to places around the world.

At locally owned outdoor adventure store, Summit Hut, the back warehouse is where the store has been seeing an increase in sales because of the deals they are offering online including free shipping on certain purchases.

However, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona warns online shoppers to protect themselves against attacks from scammers and hackers.  BBB advises shoppers to pay with a credit card because charges can be disputed under federal law if the item is never received. Additionally, BBB recommends reviewing a company's return policy and verifying shipping and delivery dates to ensure items will arrive in time for the holidays.

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