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FedEx Sunday Delivery: What You Need To Know

By Last updated on: February 18, 2020

Finally, FedEx Sunday delivery is here. Today’s customers want to receive their purchases every day. In the 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. 

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 has officially started offering FedEx Home Delivery packages on Sunday for the majority of the U.S. population. In summary, package delivery Monday through Sunday automatically at no additional cost to your business.

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. 
  • FedEx Sunday delivery reaches over 188 million people. 
  • Over 7,700 cities and towns currently served
  • 2 days earlier delivery of up to 28% of packages

Is there an additional fee to FedEx Sunday delivery?

No, thankfully, there are no additional fees for FedEx 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 will be delivered Monday through Sunday, with Saturday and Sunday delivery automatically included — at no additional cost to your business.

Does FedEx also pickup 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. Eligible shippers include large businesses shipping around 250 or more packages per day. These shippers must also be serviced by a FedEx Ground hub 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 be 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 that will help alleviate pressure on the carrier in future years. This year alone, FedEx saw nearly 38 million packages on Cyber Monday.

FedEx Sunday Delivery Conclusion

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 now again us FedEx. 

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? 

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Brian Gibbs | President of Refund Retriever

Brian Gibbs founded Refund Retriever in 2006 while running his first eBay based business and seeing the shortcomings of other shipment auditing companies. Refund Retriever's primary focus is FedEx and UPS parcel invoice auditing. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, he then graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a JD and MBA. Gibbs has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and other publications discussing parcel auditing, shipping, e-commerce and more. Learn more at www.refundretriever.com or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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