Amazon Gets Ready For Record-Breaking Cyber Monday

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Amazon Gets Ready
Amazon Gets Ready

RICK: IT IS CYBER MONDAY NO RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO SHOP ONLINE TODAY.

ANDREA: JASMINE VIEL JOINS US LIVE FROM THE FULFILLMENT CENTER OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONLINE RETAILERS, AMAZON.

GOOD MORNING.

REPORTER: GOOD MORNING.

THIS PLACE WILL BE SO BUSY TODAY WITH EMPLOYEES RUNNING UP AND DOWN THESE ISLES.

I DON'T WANT TO MESS ANYTHING UP BECAUSE THIS COMES DOWN TO THE HIGHEST FORM OF TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE SURE THAT SHOWS ARE LABELED WITH THE PRODUCTS THESE WORKERS CAN FIND.

LET'S WALK DOWN THE AISLE.

A LOT OF THE BOARDGAMES HERE WITH THE PLATO, FISH TANKS AND ALL SORTS OF GOODIES AND THOSE HOT DEALS THAT ARE REALLY STACKING UP.

LAST YEAR, AMAZON CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE ORDERED MORE THAN 54 MILLION I WERE– ITEMS ON CYBER MONDAY, ABOUT 629 ITEMS A SECOND AND THIS CYBER MONDAY EXCITED TO BE THE LARGEST ONLINE SHOPPING DAY IN HISTORY.

SHOPPERS ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND MORE THAN $3 BILLION ONLINE TODAY.

HERE'S THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER, 2000 EMPLOYEES WORKING, DOUBLE THE USUAL NUMBER AND ON THANKSGIVING AND BLACK FRIDAY ONLINE SALES TRACKED BY ADOBE DIGITAL INDEX WERE UP BY $5 MILLION.

ON BLACK FRIDAY ALONE MORE THAN $3 BILLION CAME IN FROM THOSE ONLINE SALES.

LESS PEOPLE WENT SHOPPING AT BRICK AND MORTAR CHAINS.

PEOPLE SIMPLY WENT ONLINE BECAUSE IT IS A NEW EASY TREND WITH SMART PHONES MAKING EVERYTHING FASTER.

MANY WILL PROBABLY TAKE ADVANTAGE LIKE SO MANY OF US OF ALL THE HOT DEALS ONLINE AND EVEN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS– I WAS JUST SPEAKING TO ONE WOMAN WHO OWNS A SMALL BUSINESS AND MOST OF HER PRODUCTS ARE ONLINE AND SHE DEPENDS ON TODAY TO BRING IN ABOUT 60% OF HER PROFIT.

HUGE CHUNK OF SALES FOR HER.

RICK: BUSY DAY.

BE CAREFUL OVER THERE.

THEY MAY THROW YOU IN A CART AND MAIL YOU OUT.

REPORTER: I NEED MY HARDHAT.

THIS IS A VERY COMPLEX PLACE.