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Cyber Monday is in full swing, with more than 131 million Americans expected to visit more than 110 million websites. But it's not just the big names that are getting the business.

Some local small businesses said they're keeping up with the growing trend of e-commerce this holiday season.

"We've all seen the mad rush of Black Friday, I've worked the mad rush of Black Friday. But Cyber Monday allows you to sit at home in your pajamas and still get those great deals," said local business owner Quinn Edgell.

Edgell knows a thing or two about online retail. Her website, Feathered, is run out of her home in Doddridge County, where her husband also operates his online business.

"So really, I am a local business, but I do have shoppers from around the world. And if you do shop online, you're going to find some things that you're not going to find in your local store," said Edgell.

Edgell isn't the only local business owner not intimidated by the online hoopla.

"We're here in a little town and you're competing against a lot of big name businesses," said Deanna Mason, who owns Oliverio Italian Style Peppers in Clarksburg.

Mason's is just one of many local businesses are anticipating a busy holiday shopping season online.

"We've been preparing for the last month, getting ready for that. You met Bea out there, she's been working to get things stocked up. And in a couple of weeks, our kids will be home from college, and they'll be in the back working," said Mason.

For Mason, it's about giving her customers that feeling of home.

"That way, people who have moved away from West Virginia that know our product, they can get them. And they can send them to people for a little bit of a taste of West Virginia. We have a lot of that," said Mason.

Both businesses are featuring their own Cyber Monday deals.

Oliverio Peppers is offering a promo code CYBERMON for 20 percent off purchases on Monday.

For more on Feathered, visit its website.

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