Strong Cyber Monday Sales Expected

An estimated 129.2 million shoppers say they will head to retailers' websites today, up from 122.8 million who shopped last year, according to a Shop.org survey. This follows record levels of online spending over the Black Friday weekend.

Special promotions will be more widespread this year--85 percent of retailers will have online deals for Cyber Monday, up from 78 percent in 2011.

Nearly half the retailers (44 percent) will lure shoppers by offering free shipping.

Smartphones and other mobile devices will play a big part in online shopping today. A projected 20.4 million shoppers, up 14.4 percent from 2011, plan to shop with their devices. As recently as 2009, only 3.6 million used mobile devices to shop on Cyber Monday.

The majority of Cyber Monday shoppers, 113.7 million people, will still make purchases from their home computer but nearly 16 million will also use their computers at work to shop this year.

Lunchtime will be a popular time for shopping today, but the entire day will be active. According to the survey, 44.4 percent plan to shop early in the morning, 36.8 percent plan to shop in the late morning and 29.2 percent will shop in the early evening.

Capital One® Platinum Prestige Credit Card
View Offer

Capital One® Platinum Prestige Credit Card

Top Features: 0% Intro on Purchases and Balance Transfers until until December 2015

Editor Rating:

Chase Slate®
View Offer

Chase Slate®

Top Features: 0% intro APR for 15 months plus no balance transfer fees within the first 60 days

Editor Rating:

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card
View Offer

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Top Features: 1.5% cash back on all purchases, 0% intro on purchases and balance transfers

Editor Rating:

Barclaycard® Ring MasterCard®
View Offer

Barclaycard® Ring MasterCard®

Top Features: Low 8% (V) APR on purchases and balance transfers

Editor Rating:

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
View Offer

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

Top Features: Unlimited 2x miles on every purchase, every day

Editor Rating: