American shoppers are finally catching on to this e-commerce thing. In-store sales last week on Thanksgiving and Black Friday were reportedly down at many of America's retail establishments. But online sales were booming, with receipts of over $1B on Thanksgiving and almost $2B on Black Friday. Cyber Monday--that's today if you've been under a rock--is predicted to break the $3B mark. That's far below China's recent "Single's Day" record of over $12B, but still not shabby for one weekend. According to a forecast by Adobe’s Digital Index, Americans are projected to spend $83 billion online between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That’s an 11% increase from last year. It seems shoppers are finally realizing that battling crowds, limited stock, and insanity at Black Friday "doorbuster" sales isn't that fun. The term “Cyber Monday” was first used in 2005 holiday season, the brainchild of the National Retail Federation (NRF). Of course! The New York Times wrote at the time: “because the world needs another Officially Named shopping day, the people who dreamed up Black Friday have created a nickname for the following Monday.” Interestingly, much of the growth of online spending during the holidays is coming from international shoppers eager for discounts on the "it" American toys and gadgets. This year, the top sellers are predicted to be the BB-8 Star Wars toy by Sphero, the Apple Watch, and the Roku. Hurry up, people... consume, consume, consume!