Holiday Promise From Retailers Pushing Shipping Dates

Later delivery deadlines have shoppers wondering if retailers can really deliver on time.
1:33 | 12/16/14

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Tonight, a surge of companies promising your packages will make it there in time, but ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis with a reality check tonight. Reporter: It's the busiest shipping day of the year for FedEx. Shoppers placing those last-minute orders. Last year, an estimated 2 million packages guaranteed for delivery by Christmas eve arrived long after Santa did. This year, ups and FedEx already announced they can no longer offer money back guaranteed that your packages sent with ground shipping will arrive by Christmas. Now, retailers hoping to win your business are pushing delivery dates to the brink. More than a quarter noult guaranteeing on-time deliveries as long as you order just three days before Christmas. They want our dollars and they'll do anything to make us spend. Reporter: Shipping companies are stepping up their game, too. Ups hiring 95,000 seasonal workers. FedEx expecting to move more than 290 million shipments. And the U.S. Postal service delivering seven days a week through the holiday season. To be 100% certain that your tree will be full of gifts around it, do click and collect. Reporter: Click and collect? Find it online, pick it up in store. Now, the other option is to pay up for rush delivery or air shipping, which are still guaranteed by Christmas, but they're expensive, David. A little word for the prokraps nay or thes, I'm one of them, get moving. It is expensive, that rush delivery. Reporter: It is.

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