Cyber Monday now marks one of the busiest shopping days of the year. (Photo: valleynewslive.com)

By JERRICE DONELSON, Guest Writer

Santa’s got another day off as online shopping has become the way of the world with Cyber Monday now added to the list of being one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Along with Black Friday, Cyber Monday boasts deep discounts and online only buys that are just as tantalizing as in-store deals that are known to attract longer lines of bargain hunters than Comic-Con.

But, unlike the loyal fandom for super heroes, most holiday shoppers’ loyalty lies with getting the best deal – preferably without having to wait in line.

E-Commerce companies such as Amazon, Zappos, Bluefly andOverstock.com (now the O.com) are among a few of the online only retailers that offer online promotions to frugal-enthusiasts hoping for a great deal without all the frills and chills that goes with waiting in long lines starting as early as the Monday before Thanksgiving.

With still loads of shopping ahead of them before the Christmas holiday, cyber-shoppers peruse sites far and wide during Cyber Monday’s promotion extravaganza to click their way through gift lists from the comfort of their mobile device or computer – making it easy as point, click, ship, Done.

Because online shopping has quickly become a much desired form of retail therapy, retailers look to Cyber Monday as yet another chance to catch the wave of holiday spending as online purchasing has increased since Cyber Monday’s inception in 2005 (shop.org).

According to Forbes (Forbes.com), Wal-Mart leads in Cyber Monday sales pushing their ads as soon as the Saturday after Thanksgiving to push traffic to its site.