How to force Amazon to ship overnight or same-day when those options aren't available

Many of you may have noticed that Amazon has pulled next-day and same-day shipping options when checking out in recent weeks, presumably because the company's warehouses are drowning in holiday orders — and taking the poor parcel services along for the ride.

Good news, though: I found a way around it. Your mileage may vary, but it just worked for me this week.

After you place your order, immediately click on "Your Orders." (Do it quickly, you generally only have a few minutes at most.) Find the order you just placed, then click the "Change Shipping Speed" button.

Boom. There you'll find the missing shipping options. Change away.

Good luck, impatient shoppers.