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UPS Delivery on Saturday!

By Last updated on: February 17, 2020

UPS Saturday delivery is expanding! The carrier will now deliver ground with time-in-transit of 1 to 3 days and 3-day select residential packages on Saturday. Standard Saturday delivery applies for delivery to the top 100 metro areas.

UPS express and international deliveries have been available on Saturday for many years. Residential customers can receive ground shipments two days earlier with no special processing or extra cost on the shipper’s part. UPS Ground packages picked up on Saturday can now be delivered as early as Monday. There is no need for businesses to cut off orders on Friday.

UPS competing with FedEx

This change allows UPS to compete with FedEx Home Delivery while offering an extra delivery day since FedEx Home Delivery is on a Tuesday to Saturday schedule.

FedEx announced it has officially started offering FedEx Home Delivery packages on Sunday for the majority of the U.S. population.

UPDATE: On January 22, 2020

Where is UPS Saturday delivery available?

UPS Saturday delivery is available to homes in more than 100 U.S. metro areas. Eligible residential packages will now be delivered Saturday, two days earlier, with no additional charge or changes in labeling, systems, or order processing.

  • Saturday delivery covers up to 85% of the population in high-density postal codes aligned to super urban, urban or suburban
  • USPS will provide Saturday SurePost and Sunday SurePost delivery in select areas across the U.S.
UPS Saturday Delivery

UPS Saturday Package Pickup

Likewise, you don’t have to put a business on pause weekend orders. UPS weekend pickup and delivery services can help your company fill more orders after your Friday pickup. UPS is the only major carrier offering Saturday package car pickups for all service levels. In conclusion, an additional Saturday pickup option will help turn inventory faster, reduce shopping cart abandonment, and create happier customers.

  • Saturday pickups with eligible shipments will reach customers on Monday
  • Saturday delivery is available in the continental US
  • International shipments will clear customers one day earlier
  • If a shipper adds a Saturday pickup, they can receive Saturday deliveries for free
  • Also, shippers can catch up on any weekly order backlogs

UPS Sunday Delivery???

UPS can deliver your economy packages on Sunday through a partnership with the USPS. These are packages in which USPS completes the last-mile delivery, UPS SurePost.

Could we see the addition of Sunday UPS delivery for other services?  

During past negotiations with the Teamsters Union, UPS “has as much said that across the table to us they have absolutely no concrete plans to do Sunday delivery,” Denis Taylor, co-chairman of the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating committee stated.  USPS started Sunday deliveries in 2013 for Amazon.

UPS Saturday delivery packages still have the money-back guarantee available. The UPS GSR guarantees all packages arrive on time, or it’s free. Let Refund Retriever audit your UPS invoices and become your logistics spend management experts! 

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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 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 or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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