Cyber Monday: retailers prepare

Amazon, whose main distribution centre is based in Rugeley, predict that today will be their busiest online shopping day of the year as part of 'Cyber Monday.'

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Midlands retailers prepare for Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is expected to be the busiest day of the year for online retailers Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Midlands online retailers are preparing for what they call the biggest day for online shopping today, also known as Cyber Monday.

Online retailers from across the region will today reduce a significant number of items in price as they prepare for the Christmas rush.

Amazon, which has a distribution centre in Rugeley, is hiring more than 15,000 people across the country for seasonal positions to satisfy demand.

Last year, the company says more than 3.5 million items were ordered on the site at a rate of around 41 items per second.

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