target down

Cyber Monday has brought down Target’s website for the time being. When attempting to go to, the website flashes this message:

“Please hold tight. So sorry, but high traffic’s causing delays. If you wouldn’t mind holding, we’ll refresh automatically & get things going ASAP. Thank you for your patience!”

Digital sales for Thanksgiving and Black Friday were up this year, according to Hooklogic, a company that measures sales statistics for retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys ‘R Us, Macy’s and others. In fact, one study shows that for the first time ever on Black Friday an equal number of people shopped offline as did online.

Online shoppers spent roughly $4.45 billion on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to Adobe. With excitement mounting, Cyber Monday may bring in even more ecommerce sales this season.