Holiday Shopping Rush Building Up Speed

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The holiday shopping season is always a busy time for buyers and sellers alike, but this year's rush is more hectic than usual.

Thanksgiving fell on the last possible date it could in November, making the time between Black Friday and Christmas the shortest it's been since 2013.

This has consumers scrambling to get their holiday shopping done on time.

According to preliminary figures by RetailNext, the trend of shoppers preferring to buy online over in-store continues to rise; this year's Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, totaling over $7 billion.

Despite those trends, there are still plenty who enjoy going to the store and buying their items in person. The Shops at Chestnut Hill are adding hours to accommodate those crowds.

The U.S. Postal Service expects Monday to be the busiest day of the holiday season.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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