Local businesses gear up for Cyber Monday

SPOKANE - Local businesses gear up for Cyber Monday

Building boxes was an important job at the Huppin's warehouse on Sunday. After all, Monday is the company's busiest shipping day of the year.

"It's always fun to ship a lot of boxes," company President Murray Huppin said.
Some orders are from the weekend, but many more purchases are expected for

Cyber Monday is the holiday shopping day devoted to online sales, and the busiest day of the year for online shopping.

"We did very well in retail, sold a ton of product through our online division OneCall.com," Huppin said.

Huppin's is locally owned and has a retail store on north Division, but a good chunk of its sales are through its website OneCall.com.

"We've been selling online for 19 years through our One Call division, and this is the first year we have Huppins.com fully live for purchase as well as pick up in store," Huppin said.

Local company Mountain Gear's internet purchases make up about 90 percent of its sales. Monday, the store will have deals up to 72 percent off major brands.

"We have about 35-40 items we give an additional discount just for the day," said Dave Noonan, the Senior Vice President.

Both sites will take part in the 8th annual Cyber Monday. According to comScore, consumers will spend $1.8 billion dollars online tomorrow. It's up from $1.5 billion last year.

If you want to see the deals, head to CyberMonday.com.