Local businesses cash in on online deals


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  Shopping has been all about getting the best big deal the past few days  with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and now Cyber Monday.

Today several local businesses like Freaker USA slashed prices for online sales.

Founder Zach Crain says Cyber Monday is actually their busiest day of the year.

“It’s like the one time of the year that you can count on that people just jump out and get the good deals,” Crain said.

Cyber Monday deals just got a little freaky. Local business Freaker USA is trying to make to some cash while you save some.

“The deal is basically spend 50 bucks you get 20% off, you spend 100 bucks you get 30% off, you spend 150 bucks to get 40-percent off,” Crain said.

With digital deals becoming as popular as shopping in stores, Crain says they’re ready.

“We have freakers and now freaker feet so it’s a good present for anyone so it’s easy just to jump on and we have different designs for everybody,” Crain said.

These products have designs for all ages and personalities.

“I’d say our hottest design right now is Lance Tiny Armstrong,” Crain said. “It’s just a little T-rex riding a bicycle and it’s just real cute and it makes people giggle. Those and the NFL players. They have the face of the players on the socks and they just look kind of goofy.”

According to ABC News, the number of online shoppers is down from last year, but Crain says they haven’t noticed.

“Things are crazy busy,” Crain said. “I’m moving around, floating around, and we are just getting orders out. It’s pretty crazy when we hit the refresh button and we know it’s going out to homes and making people smile and giggle. It’s just an exciting time of the year.

“It’s a good feeling and this is the time of the year when things come together and a lot goes out so it’s nice,” Crain said.

According to the USA Today, since 2010 Cyber Monday is the highest online spending day and 29.6 million online shoppers will use mobile devices.

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