A Guide To Holiday Shipping Deadlines For Retailers And Delivery Companies

CHICAGO (CBS) – Christmas is now less than two weeks away, and the clock is ticking to finish your shopping, and have everything wrapped and under the tree on December 25.

There is still time to finish holiday shopping online, but you might want to do that soon, not only to guarantee that your package ships by Christmas Eve, but to avoid paying large shipping costs.

The earlier you order, the better your chances are to enjoy free shipping or cheaper standard delivery.

As a bonus this Friday, online shoppers can take advantage of ‘Free Shipping Day 2016.’ Many retailers will take part in offering free shipping on Dec. 16, with no minimum order size and guaranteeing delivery by Christmas Eve. A full list of retailers participating have yet to be announced.

And to make things easier for shoppers, BestBlackFriday.com put together a list of holiday shipping deadlines for major retailers, as well as delivery companies.

2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Retailers:

Amazon
– Dec. 16: Free Shipping ($49 min purchase)
– Dec. 19 Standard Shipping
– Dec. 22 Two-Day Shipping (Free for Prime Members)
– Dec. 23 One-Day Shipping (select cities)
– Dec. 24 9:30 a.m. local time or earlier: Same-Day Delivery (select cities)
– Dec. 24 9:45 a.m. local times or earlier: Two-Hour Delivery (select cities)

Best Buy
– Dec. 21 before 10:30 a.m. CT: Free Standard Shipping

Dick’s Sporting Goods
– Dec. 19 by 11:59 p.m. PT: Free Standard
– Dec. 20 by 11:59 p.m. PT: 2-Day Shipping
– Dec. 21 by 11:59 p.m. PT: 1-Day Shipping

JCPenny
– Dec. 16: In-Store Pickup
– Dec. 18: Direct Manufacturer Shipping
– Dec. 19: Standard
– Dec. 20 before 12 a.m. (midnight) CST: Express 2-Day Delivery
– Dec. 22 before 12 p.m. (noon) CST: Expedited 1-Day Delivery

Kmart
– Dec. 19 by 11:59 CST: Free Standard Shipping ($49 min purchase)
– Dec. 21 by 4 p.m. CST: Standard Shipping
– Dec. 22 by 4 p.m. CST: Premium Shipping
– Dec. 24: In-Store Pickup

Kohl’s
– Dec. 19 by 11 p.m. CST: Standard
– Dec. 20 by 1 p.m. CST: 2-Day Shipping
– Dec. 21 by 1 p.m. CST: 1-Day Shipping

Macy’s
– Dec. 21 by 5 p.m. ET: Free Standard Shipping ($99 min purchase)
– Dec. 21 by 5 p.m. ET: Premium
– Dec. 22 by 12 p.m. ET: Express
– Dec. 24 by 12 p.m. Local Time: In-Store Pickup
– Dec. 24 by 10 a.m. Local Time: Same Day Delivery

Nordstrom
– Dec. 21 by 12 p.m. ET: Two-Business Day Shipping
– Dec. 22 by 12 p.m. ET: Free Standard Shipping
– Dec. 23 by 12 p.m. ET: Rush Shipping, $10

Sears
– Dec. 19 by 11:59 p.m.: Free Standard Shipping ($49 min purchase)
– Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. CST: Standard Shipping
– Dec. 22 by 4 p.m. CST: Premium Shipping
– Dec. 24: In-Store Pickup

Toys R Us
– Dec. 19 by 11:59 p.m. ET: Free Shipping
– Dec. 21 by 3 p.m. ET: Expedited
– Dec. 21 by 11:59 p.m. ET: Express
– Dec. 24: by 6 p.m. Local Time: In-Store Pickup

Walmart
– Dec. 16: Value Shipping
– Dec. 20: Standard Shipping
– Dec. 21: Expedited Shipping
– Dec. 22: Rush Shipping

For a full list of retailers’ shipping deadlines, visit the site.

If you need to ship something out yourself, using a delivery company, here is a list of their deadlines.

2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Delivery Companies:

FedEx

– Dec. 12: FedEx Smartpost
– Dec 16: Home Delivery and Ground
– Dec. 20: Express Saver
– Dec. 21: 2-Day and 2-Day a.m.
– Dec. 22: Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight
– Dec. 23: Same Day City (Standard)

Full list HERE!

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