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Target Site Stumbles on Cyber Monday, Locking Out Some Users

  • Website goes down as traffic hits new record for retailer
  • Total Cyber Monday online sales expected to increase 18%
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Cyber Monday Surge Causes Outages at Target, PayPal

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Target Corp. struggled to handle a surge of e-commerce traffic on Cyber Monday, its biggest day for online sales, making the website inaccessible to some users.

Target.com offered 15 percent off almost everything on Monday, bringing a flood of traffic that was twice as high as its previous busiest day, the Minneapolis-based company said in a statement. To manage the volume, Target is metering traffic and working to ensure all customers are able to get on the website.