Finally, FedEx Sunday delivery is here. Today’s customers want to receive their purchases every day. In light of this, Saturday and Sunday delivery are standard for Home Delivery residential shipments at no additional cost. Correspondingly, Amazon and USPS have been delivering seven days a week for a long time. In 2013, USPS began testing package delivery for Amazon on Sundays. To emphasize, the program was successful and quickly moved to all large metro areas across America. Check out the FedEx podcast below.
Does FedEx Home Delivery deliver on Sunday?
FedEx announced Sunday delivery in May of 2019, and it is here! On January 22, 2020, FedEx announced it officially started offering FedEx Home Delivery packages on Sunday for most of the U.S. population. In summary, package delivery Monday through Sunday automatically at no additional cost to your business. Weekend deliveries at no extra cost.
Benefits of FedEx Sunday Delivery
- Customers no longer have to wait until Monday for delivery.
- Shippers can maximize inventory turnover and warehouse
- Package delivery as late as 8 p.m.
- Reach over 188 million people.
- Over 7,700 cities and towns currently served
- Two days earlier delivery of up to 28% of packages
Is there an additional fee for FedEx Sunday delivery?
No, thankfully, there are no additional fees for Sunday delivery. Currently, Saturday and Sunday delivery are only available for residential ground shipments with FedEx Home Delivery. We will likely see other services available with this new delivery option.
Your packages are eligible for delivery Monday through Sunday, with Saturday and Sunday delivery automatically included — at no additional cost to your business.
Does FedEx also pick up on Sunday?
Yes. For eligible shippers, FedEx will pick up on Saturday and Sunday to deliver as early as Monday. As a result, this will help companies meet high customer demands. Eligible shippers include large businesses shipping around 250 or more packages per day. A FedEx Ground hub must also service these shippers and have a spotted trailer to enroll.
FedEx currently has thirty-nine regional hubs strategically spread throughout the U.S. A spotted trailer refers to a FedEx trailer left at the shipper’s facility and is used to stage the shipments on the trailer to safe space.
Peak Season Delivery
Over the 2019 peak holiday shipping season, FedEx Ground experienced 42% year-over-year growth in FedEx Home Delivery packages. FedEx stated they delivered nearly eight million FedEx Home Delivery packages on Sundays between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. In short, this additional delivery day added four more days to help alleviate pressure on the carrier in future years. This year alone, FedEx saw nearly 38 million packages on Cyber Monday.
Sunday delivery in a nutshell
This significant move comes as e-commerce and customer expectations have overhauled the delivery landscape. Amazon has bolstered its in-house shipment network, threatening traditional shipping companies like FedEx and UPS. Many Amazon shipper-fulfilled prime sellers were penalized by FedEx’s low peak season on-time delivery rate. Amazon banned FedEx right before Christmas from delivering prime packages. The Amazon imposed ban was lifted on January 14, 2020, so sellers can use FedEx again.
Nevertheless, customers have come to expect fast delivery, and Sundays are now a part of that expectation. What will be next? Same-day delivery as a standard delivery option at no additional cost?