03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last-Minute Shoppers Worry About Shipping Rush

Folks still fret over how many shopping days are left until Christmas. But Net-savvy shoppers worry about something else: How many shipping days?

After Monday, there are seven shopping days until Christmas, but the number of shipping days varies depending on who's doing the shipping -- and how much consumers are willing to spend.

"Consumers continue to buy online later and later," says Lauren Freedman, president of The E-tailing Group, an online retail consultancy. "So merchants keep extending their deadlines to get as much of the pie as possible."

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