As if Black Friday and Small Business Saturday were not enough, roaring back comes Cyber Monday. There was a time where some said people were not going to give up the “joy” of fighting crowds in stores. In another era, those same people probably insisted the earth was flat. Amazon made sure that the thrill of point-click-deliver is here to stay.
Businesses thrive on customers, and as any successful business owner, large or small, will tell you, why limit the ways customers can get to your products and services. If you’re old enough, you remember a time when people asked, “What is the internet? And What does www mean?” If you’re not that old, you ask things like, “You mean you actually had to go to the library to look up information? “ And here we all are.
Like everything else should be, you do you. If you like being shoulder to shoulder in the crowds, do it. If you like tapping the keys of your computer to buy something, do it. There is no right or wrong. BUT, just keep in mind that you should still operate on a budget. Don’t let the ease of buying fool you. You can easily go into the red online, and probably more so.
Whatever your pleasure, keep the holiday spirit in mind and try to extend it to the whole year. Let’s all be gracious, respectful, and pleasant, especially to those less fortunate. Remember, many do not have the luxury to go to a store, go online, enjoy a holiday meal, or be with family.
Imagine what the world would be like if we acted in such a way that we truly made others happy if only for a moment. If you are doing Cyber Monday, please make sure you are protected online. Otherwise, it could wind up to be a very unpleasant experience.
You mean I have to wait two whole days for my delivery?
Tikkun Olam- heal the world. Leave it a better place when you leave.