Why Some Target Cyber Monday Shoppers May Briefly Have to Wait Their Turn
Big deals mean big traffic -- which can cause some sites to temporarily go down.
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB
November 30, 2015, 4:55 PM
• 2 min read
-- Target's big Cyber Monday deals are almost too much for the Internet to handle.
Some visitors to the retailer's website this morning were greeted with a stop light and a message asking them to "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," the message said. For the first time, Target is offering customers 15 percent off virtually everything on its site using a CYBER15 discount code.
"Both traffic and order volumes are exceeding Target’s Thursday Black Friday event, which was our biggest day ever for online sales," a Target representative told ABC News in a statement. "To help manage the volume, we have been metering traffic to the site. We have teams working diligently to restore Target.com to full functionality."
Target is also offering online door-busters and various deals throughout what the company is calling Cyber Week, making today an incredibly popular shopping day.