The term was coined by Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation and Scott Silverman, debuting Nov. 28, 2005, in a Shop.org press release entitled, “‘Cyber Monday’ Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year.” 
In 2006, CNN Money noted that in-store shortages of popular toys and gaming consoles were making online Cyber Monday shopping more attractive to holiday shoppers. 
- Common Language in Marketing Project, 2016.
- Wikipedia, “Cyber Monday.”
- CNN Money, “For e-tailers, it’s Cyber Monday,” Parija B. Kavilanz, Nov. 27, 2006.