Local business takes advantage of Cyber Monday
BATON ROUGE - It's the day many people hit the internet and punch in their credit card numbers to get the best online deals.
Millions of people across the country are making their way to the Internet for Cyber Monday but some local businesses are also taking advantage of the cyber-hype. Businesswoman Tammy Jones just launched her website for her boutique store.
"It took us over a year to get the website up and running," said Jones, who owns "The Boutique" on Jones Creek Road. "This is really our first Cyber Monday takeoff, and its done great it's a wonderful experience and most of these people that click are locals."
Jones says she realized about 80 percent of her customers were shopping online not just for clothes but for anything. However, some shoppers say there's nothing like shopping at the store instead of at home.
"This past couple of year, I've tried catching up on the sales, but I don't do that much shopping for Cyber Monday," said Kelly Breaux. "I like trying it on to know if it fits correctly then just ordering it getting it online and having to ship it back."
Although many small business do not have online presence for shoppers, Jones says it's a good investment especially for days like Cyber Monday.
"Most of these people that click are locals right here in Baton Rouge, Gonzales Prairieville area," said Jones.