As you may know that the United Parcel Service (UPS) is the world’s biggest package delivery company. It delivers all types of packages around the world. People prefer to place their order with this company rather than other big companies because they know that UPS will take care of their priorities and will deliver their package as soon as possible. There are various services that UPS provide for different types of needs of its customers. Now, many of its customers are confused whether UPS delivers on Saturdays or not.
“Does UPS run on Saturday?” and “Does UPS deliver on Sundays?” are some questions that people usually ask when they want to place an order. So, we got all the answers to your questions like this and many others, for example: “Is UPS open on Saturday?”, “What time does UPS deliver on Saturday?”, and “can you pick up packages from UPS on Saturday?” For Sunday delivery or pick up related questions, you may read our another article on UPS Sunday Delivery. Here, we’ll talk only about UPS Saturday delivery. So, let’s find out our answers one-by-one.
Does UPS Deliver on Saturday?
“Does UPS ship on Saturday?” is one of the most asked questions. So, we thought of answering this question. Yes! UPS delivers on Saturday. It works on Saturdays but delivers only a few selected types of packages on Saturday. It delivers UPS Next Day Air® Early, UPS Next Day Air®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS Ground and UPS 3 Day Select™, UPS Worldwide Express® Plus, UPS Worldwide Express® and UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ packages on Saturdays. All the air packages must be labeled and processed for Saturday delivery.
UPS Saturday Delivery:
UPS Saturday delivery is only available for the customers who use the services given above. The person who places the order or Shipper pays extra for this Saturday delivery. A receiver cannot pay more to have a package delivered on Saturday. It’s only the shipper who can determine whether the package is delivered on Saturday. If a shipper sends a UPS 2nd Day Air package on Thursday, then it will be delivered on Monday, unless the shipper prepares and labels that package for Saturday Delivery. With this delivery service, the customer gets its package delivered a day or two earlier than expected. UPS said that in 2017, it will provide Saturday Ground service in 4,600+ cities & towns. This package delivery company is providing pickup and delivery of both ground and air packages to commercial and residential addresses* six days a week. Let’s know more about UPS Saturday Pickup and Delivery:
- Saturday Delivery:
Saturday delivery from UPS gives you a chance to stretch your business week. Customers of this biggest package delivery company want to know Does UPS Ground deliver on Saturday? So, the answer is Yes! In Many metro areas, UPS Ground and 3 Day Select residential packages are delivered on Saturday at no additional cost. It’s also known as UPS ground delivery Saturday. Its customers living in the UK raised a question that Do UPS deliver on Saturdays in the UK? Then, we want to say that currently, UPS is offering the convenience of Saturday Delivery across the U.S. only. There is no such news about its delivery on Saturday in the UK. It may start this delivery service in other countries too in the future. If we talk about the delivery time, then it depends on the service you choose. You can see the delivery time taken by different services of UPS below.
- Saturday Pickup:
Saturday Pickup service is also available for air and international packages. You can schedule your pickup online at ups.com, by calling 1-800-PICK-UPS® (1-800-742-5877), or at retail outlets such as The UPS Store. Pickup service for UPS Ground and 3 Day Select packages is also available in many metro areas. All the commercial customers can opt-in to receive packages on Saturdays with Saturday pickup at no additional cost, two days earlier. UPS won’t charge you the pickup fees per package. Customers can request a Saturday pickup for any domestic package, and all the eligible ground packages will be delivered Monday that means one day earlier.
Please note that Saturday Pickup service isn’t available in Hawaii. Also, UPS Drop Boxes are not picked up on weekends (UPS Express Critical is available 365 days a week for extremely urgent shipments).
Is UPS Open on Saturday?
That’s also one of the most asked questions. UPS customers want to know “is UPS open on Saturday?” or “is Saturday a business day for UPS?”. We want to say that Yes! UPS open on Saturday. Most of the UPS stores and access points remain open on Saturdays. UPS works on Saturday, and of course, Saturday is a business day for it. It delivers packages on Saturdays and also picks them up. Customers can schedule their pickups at retail outlets such as The UPS Store. They are open on Saturdays. You can visit them, but before visiting there, you should find out their business hours or hours of operation which are given below.
UPS Hours Saturday:
“UPS Saturday hours” refers to the delivery commitment times taken by UPS, The UPS Store working hours, and the delivery schedule on Saturday. We’ll talk about all these one-by-one. Let’s start:
- Delivery Commitment Time:
Its customers usually ask that what time does UPS deliver on Saturday? So, we want to say that commitment delivery time by United Parcel Service on Saturday depends on the service you choose:
- UPS Next Day Air® Early: Guaranteed Delivery one hour late than the guaranteed weekday delivery time, as early as 9:00 am (Destination based).
- UPS Next Day Air: Guaranteed delivery by 12:00 noon or 1:30 pm where packages are delivered by 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 noon respectively on the weekday (Destination based).
- UPS 2nd Day Air: Packages picked up on Thursday will be delivered guaranteed by the end of the day (Destination based).
- UPS Ground and UPS 3 Day Select: By the end of the day.
- UPS Worldwide Express Plus: Destination based.
- UPS Worldwide Express: Destination based.
- UPS Worldwide Express Freight: Destination based.
- UPS Store Working Hours:
Customers can find working hours or hours of operation of any UPS Store by following the simple steps given below:
- Vist Find Locations page on www.ups.com.
- Fill out the location type and other details.
- Select the “Find” option.
- Select the icon displaying on the map to see the hours.
Below are the Saturday hours of few Stores and access points in New York:
- 1397 2ND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10021-4505: 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
- 230 E 80TH ST,NUMBER 2, NEW YORK, NY, 10075-0574: 9:30 AM — 11:00 PM
- 424 E 82ND ST, NEW YORK, NY, 10028-5920: 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
- 599 MAIN ST, NEW YORK, NY, 10044-0191: 11:00 AM — 7:00 PM
- 1014 LEXINGTON AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10021-4221: 10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
You can find the hours of any specific Store or access point by following the steps given above.
- Delivery Schedule:
The delivery schedule of the same day is as follows:
7 AM – It’s the time to unload the packages from the plane and bring them to the conveyor belt where the drivers sort and load them (start time may vary).
9 AM – All Saturday EAMs must be delivered by 9 AM.
12 AM – All UPS Next Day Air packages must be delivered by 12:00 noon or 1:30 PM.
End of Workday – UPS 2nd Day Air and Ground and UPS 3 Day Select packages are delivered by the end of the day.
The delivery of other packages is based on the destination.
Can You Pick up Packages from UPS on Saturday?
Yes! You can do this. You will have to place a “hold for pickup” request first if your package is in transit on the first delivery attempt, but you would prefer to pick that package up. You can do this by two ways: by using your UPS My Choice membership, or you can talk to any customer service representative. Once you get the confirmation that your package has been processed, then you may pick that up. You can also request to pick up the package online if you have the 12-digit InfoNotice tracking number. Click the “Change Delivery” button once you are on the tracking detail page. After that, Delivery Change Options window will appear, and you will need to select Pickup my package at a UPS location. Thus, you can pick up your packages from UPS on Saturday.
Final Words: These are the answers to all the questions asked by UPS customers. If you have other questions too, then you may contact UPS by various ways. CLICK HERE to find out all the contact methods. You may also leave a comment below.