Cyber Monday impact on small Buffalo business

Posted at 6:05 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 18:05:08-05

Cyber Monday turned into a busy Tuesday for Made in Buffalo parent company, City Made.

Employees at the local online ordering company hustled to get items shipped, on Tuesday. Thousands of customers had placed orders for these gift baskets and boxes, all filled with food and other gifts made right here in The Queen City.

According to cnet.com, shoppers spent $3.45 billion during Cyber Monday. Those numbers are up 12 percent compared to Cyber Monday 2015.

City Made President, Gary Steszewski said his company numbers are steady increasing.

"No question Cyber Monday is a shot in the arm for a lot of businesses," Steszewski said.

City Made officials say the online shopping holiday can make or break a small business like theirs.

"It gives us the funds and the availability to buy more product and have them available for the Christmas Holiday," City Made official said.