DOVER, Del.- Approximately 129 million people were expected to do their online shopping on Cyber Monday. It was up to small businesses to either go online or hope their personalized service will bring customers in the door.
For Tom Smith at Delaware Made, the shopping experience is meant to be hands-on.
"Cyber Monday doesn't mean anything to me except it's real slow to get on the Internet," he said.
His store has a website but you can't buy anything and that's exactly how Jayne Bennett likes things.
"I see the ornaments, I've got to pick them up," she said. I've to make a choice because all of them are hand-done, a computer won't let you do that."
Online sales are an integral part of business at Sud's on Loockerman Street.
"We are currently running a Cyber Monday sale, online, for today," said owner Kimberly Aigle. "And we've been heavily promoting it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, you name it."
Aigle said online can still be local.
"We have a sense of community, especially down here on Loockerman Street."
For others, shopping local is a good idea but may not work for their pocketbooks.
"It's usually wherever I can find the best price or what I need," Brittany Hall said. "I'd rather buy locally but sometimes it's whatever you can get at Wal-Mart."
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