Does UPS Deliver on Sunday? (2022 Schedule)

Does UPS deliver on Sundays? Founded in 1907, UPS is one of the world's largest logistics and transportation companies. UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to over 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

In addition to its core package delivery business, UPS also offers a wide range of other logistics services, including freight forwarding, ground and air cargo transportation, e-commerce shipping, and tracking, warehousing and distribution, and much more. UPS is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and employs more than 442,000 people globally. The company has a strong commitment to social responsibility and is regularly ranked as one of the world's most sustainable companies by Fortune Magazine.

Does UPS deliver on Sundays?

In recent years, the demand for Sunday deliveries has grown significantly. In response to this trend, UPS has announced that it will begin offering limited Sunday deliveries in 2022. However, these services will only be available in certain metropolitan areas. This is due to the fact that UPS employees do not work on Sundays. As a result, the costs for Sunday deliveries will be higher than for weekday deliveries. 

UPS SurePost is one service that will include Sunday delivery. This service is designed for residential packages and offers a cheaper alternative to UPS Ground. While UPS SurePost is slower than UPS Ground, it is still a faster option than USPS First Class. For businesses that require Sunday delivery, UPS Express Critical is available. This service guarantees delivery by 10:30 on Sundays. However, it is important to note that UPS Express Critical is only available in select markets.

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Does UPS deliver 7 days a week?

Though UPS has started delivering on Sundays, the company is not a seven days a week, 365 days a year service. Rather, Sunday deliveries are still somewhat limited and only apply to domestic shipments and APO/FPO addresses. Additionally, Sunday deliveries are still limited to more densely populated, metropolitan areas.

There are also certain holidays UPS recognizes and does not ask employees to work on, so there are certain days of the year when packages aren’t delivered. Thus, customers seeking package delivery seven days a week, 365 days a year may be disappointed with UPS.

  • Easter (the first Sunday in April after the first full moon)

  • Mother’s Day (the second Sunday in May)

  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

  • Juneteenth (June 19th)

  • Independence Day (July 4th)

  • Labor Day (the first Monday of September)

  • Thanksgiving Day (the fourth Thursday of November)

  • Christmas Day (December 25th)

  • Christmas Break (December 26th)

  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)

  • New Year’s Day Break (January 2nd)

However, for those who live in areas serviced by Sunday deliveries and don’t require package delivery on holidays, UPS may be a perfectly adequate shipping option.

UPS offers one service that is available 24/7, 365 days a year: UPS Express Critical. This service is the most urgent one that UPS offers, and it usually delivers in around 24 hours.

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Are UPS services available on Sundays during the Holiday Season?

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for shipping companies, and UPS is no exception. However, UPS doesn’t extend its delivery window for all packages to Sunday. Rather, only the packages that have the Sunday delivery feature added to them will be extended.

This means that while you can absolutely pay for Sunday deliveries to be attached to your package, this service is still only available for those who order and pay for it ahead of time. If you’re shipping something time-sensitive during the holiday season, it’s a great idea to add the Sunday delivery feature to your package. That way, you can rest assured knowing that your package will be delivered on time, even if it falls on a Sunday.

Is UPS available on Sunday for Amazon?

Amazon is the only shipping company that delivers seven days a week at no extra charge, offering big competition to companies like UPS. UPS has worked out a deal with Amazon to help with last-mile delivery (which is the most expensive and tedious part of package delivery) in exchange for some of Amazon’s profits. Due to this deal, UPS does deliver Amazon packages on Sunday, but in limited quantities.

Usually, if something you order on Amazon will be using UPS delivery, you will be charged for shipping, which is how UPS receives some of Amazon’s profits. This agreement between the two companies has been beneficial for both parties involved, as it has allowed UPS to gain a foothold in the e-commerce market and given Amazon another shipping option to offer its customers.

How much does UPS delivery on Sunday cost?

A typical shipment with UPS will have shipping costs that depend on the weight and dimensions of the package, as well as the distance it will be traveling. However, there are extra costs associated with Sunday deliveries, since they require more resources.

All residential packages have a residential fee to help cover the costs of 'last-mile delivery, which is the most tedious and expensive part of any package delivery service.

Since Sunday deliveries are only available for residential packages, this residential fee applies. Ultimately, the cost of a Sunday delivery depends on how much it would cost for a standard shipment, plus the additional residential fee.

Does UPS SurePost deliver on Sundays?

Sunday delivery is now available for select UPS SurePost packages. SurePost is a unique service that's a collaboration between UPS and the United States Postal Service (USPS) - designed for team deliveries. UPS handles the long-distance aspects of transportation while USPS handles local, or "last mile," deliveries.

And because it's the USPS making these local deliveries, there's no extra charge for Sunday service. If you have a package that qualifies for SurePost Sunday Delivery, you can expect it to arrive on your doorstep just as if it were any other day of the week.

Conclusion

As e-commerce continues to grow, so does the demand for weekend delivery services. While many companies offer Saturday delivery, UPS is one of the few that also delivers on Sundays. However, this service is still relatively limited, only delivering to more densely populated, metropolitan areas in the United States and to APO/FPO addresses.

As well, the service is not free. Currently, the only service that includes Sunday deliveries for free is UPS SurePost, which is a hybrid service offered by UPS in partnership with USPS. For customers who need guaranteed Sunday delivery, UPS does offer a next-day air shipping option.

However, this option is significantly more expensive than other shipping options and is not available in all areas. While UPS continues to expand its Sunday delivery service, it remains a relatively limited option for customers who need weekend delivery.

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