Coast stores offer discounts on Cyber Monday

Online sales are rolling on across the Coast during Cyber Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)
Online sales are rolling on across the Coast during Cyber Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A big weekend of shopping just wrapped up all across the country. But, the shopping didn't end when the weekend did.

"We've kind of had a busy week with Black Friday and then Cyber Monday today," said Michaela Moore while walking through a warehouse used to store the online inventory for Bella Rose at Edgewater Mall.

The local clothing retailer has a huge online presence and a 40 percent discount for Cyber Monday.

"We have a lot of in-store pickups today, too," said Moore. "We've been filling those orders, and everything you see back here is just strictly our online inventory," said Moore.

Bay-Tique in Bay Saint Louis offered it's online customers a 10 percent break in costs for the big digital shopping day.

"We're just trying to compete a little bit with the big box stores....and basically just thank our community for shopping with us," said Karen Mack, an employee at the boutique.

According to Mack, the boutique's website expands the store's reach; especially for customers who just can't make it in person.

"It's really helpful for them to be able to go online and shop when they're not in town," said Mack.

The sales are rolling in on the opposite side of the Coast, as well. Marina Cottage Soap Company in Ocean Springs prepared for a big shopping day on its website.

"We had $5 sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday we did 25 percent off, and then Cyber Monday we're also doing 25 percent off," said Vanessa Mueller, owner of the shop.

Mueller believes having an online presence for a small business like hers can only mean good things for the local economy.

"I think it's important for people to shop local because the money stays within the community," she said.

This year's Cyber Monday is expected to break records yet again, with some estimates topping several billion of dollars in revenue nationwide.

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