Time Your Package Delivery Right

Online shoppers who procrastinate get a reprieve, but it may not be free.

Thanksgiving is late this year, which means shoppers will have less time to cruise the malls. But if you’re getting a late start, you have reason to rejoice: More retailers than ever are offering fast and speedy shipping. The Kiplinger Letter forecasts that online purchases will surge 24% during this year’s holiday season from a year earlier.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.