Cyber Monday Helping Local Businesses In B/CS

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

Items are flying off the shelf at the Texas Traders Post in College Station.

But this business is web based and its warehouse full of items is shipping out faster than a Texas twister.

"We actually ran a Black Friday promotion which completely blew us out of the water and Cyber Monday is even more than we could have expected," said Linda Harvell.

Harvell has been running the Texas Traders Post for 14 years and this year it seems Santa is delivering a lot of items from the Lone Star State.

"With people back at work, it's amazing the number of orders that are coming in. People are just like click, click, click, click," said Harvell.

"Oh yeah, it's crazy! I came in today and probably had 20 something emails," said Mitch Siegert.

Siegert owns Truman Chocolates and his works of art are always on display in the store.

But to be able to showcase his famous chocolates online is a big help to his small business.

"It's great to have that resource where people can go online and they can order chocolates, they can buy chocolates, and we don't have to interact with them. It doesn't take us away from making chocolates, we can just keep working," said Siegert.

The best part of these high holiday sales is it's creating jobs here in the Brazos Valley.

"We'll hire however many people we need to hire to get the job done," said Harvell.

And that's making everyone's holiday a little bit brighter.

According to the market research firm ComScore, Cyber Monday spending is projected to reach a record $1.2 billion this year.


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