Online sales on Monday, Dec. 7, and the following Monday, Dec. 14, will both surpass Thanksgiving's, according to Adobe . Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 are the third- and fourth-largest online shopping days of the year. Shoppers spent $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving day, Adobe said. The company forecasts that shoppers will spend $1.92 billion on Dec. 7 and $1.95 billion on Dec. 14. Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) was the biggest online shopping day in history, with $3 billion spent. And Black Friday was the second largest day of the year with $2.72 billion. Adobe based its forecast on 3.7 billion visits to 4,500 retail websites. Shipping prices, which increase as Christmas approaches, will go up about 15% per day starting Monday. By Dec. 20, shipping rates will be twice what they were on Dec. 13, said Adobe. Since Nov. 1, $48.7 billion has been spent online, a 9.3% year-over-year increase. See also: Will retailers give shoppers the one thing they want most for the holidays?
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