The one problem with online shopping: the deadlines.
And one big deadline is Wednesday. For many stores, Dec. 21 is the last day to order gifts online if you want them in time for Christmas (or don't want to pay a lot more for overnight shipping).
But be aware, the deadline for standard, two-day shipping at a lot of retailers isn't midnight on Wednesday. It's during the day.
Here's a look at some, according to BestBlackFriday.com:
- Best Buy: Order before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for free standard shipping.
- Macy's: Order by 4 p.m. Wednesday for free standard shipping (there's a $99 minimum).
- Nordstrom: Order by 11 a.m. Thursday for free standard shipping.
- Sears: Order by 4 p.m. Wednesday for standard shipping.
- Target: Order before 3 p.m. Wednesday to get your gifts by Friday – and it's free shipping. Target's website says.
But if you're still procrastinating, Amazon's got your back. The last day to order from the online retailer is Dec. 22 for two-day shipping. And if you're a Prime member, you can order up until two hours before it's time to open presents (so long as you live in a city that offers it). There are also other Amazon shipping options available, click here for more information.
You better get to the U.S. Post Office soon. The deadline for sending something Priority Mail is Wednesday, while Priority Mail Express Service is still available until Friday. (Priority Mail Express Service will delivery things on Christmas Day, if you really like to wait until the last minute). Find out more information on the Postal Service's website here.