2009-11-23 — Good Characters (Leave a message)
It’s name Cyber Monday because many people do their Christmas shopping online the first work day after Thanksgiving. Last year we didn’t experience a great increase in sales because our Internet provider was brought down by heavy traffic; as a result few were able to reach our store and complete transactions. Too much of a good thing could be . . . not a good thing.
The Chinese translation for this term is 網購 (Internet shopping) 星期一 (Monday). Monday in Chinese is literally 星期 (week or star and period) 一 (one), meaning the first day of the week.
Chinese: 11/30 因為許多人會在感恩謝假日後的第一個工作天上網購物，感恩節之後的星期一被慣稱為網購星期一 (Cyber Monday)。