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What is a Saturday delivery charge?

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A Saturday delivery charge is a fee added to shipping services from shipping carriers to deliver a package to a recipient on Saturday, rather than usual business days of Monday-Friday.

Many variables come into play here, but shipping carriers UPS and FedEx charge the shipper an added "Saturday delivery charge" if they want packages to arrive on Saturday instead of waiting for the next business day.

Ultimately, it's up to you and your customers' needs to determine if it's worth it. If you send hundreds of shipments a week and several of them need to arrive on Saturday, it can impact your shipping costs and/or your clients. If you need to make sure just a few packages arrive on the weekend, Saturday delivery can be a great addition to your shipping arsenal.

Remember to always double check shipping areas and verify current Saturday shipping costs with the carrier.

USPS Saturday delivery charge:

Currently, USPS doesn't charge a Saturday delivery charge on letters and packages. According to their Priority Mail page, USPS assesses "no surcharges for ... regular Saturday delivery".

FedEx Saturday delivery charge:

As of January 2019, Saturday delivery is available from FedEx for $16 a parcel.

Saturday deliveries can be made with the following services:

  • FedEx First Overnight 
  • FedEx Priority Overnight
  • FedEx 2Day services
  • FedEx International Priority

This may be subject to change. Learn more about FedEx additional charges information.

UPS Saturday delivery charge:

As of January 2019, Saturday delivery is available from UPS for $16 a parcel.

Saturday deliveries can be made with the following services:

  • UPS Next Day Air
  • UPS Next Day Air Early (one hour later than weekday delivery) 
  • UPS 2nd Day Air
  • UPS 3 Day Select (select destinations)
  • UPS Ground (select destinations)

Saturday deliveries may be unavailable based on delivery location. Learn more about UPS Saturday delivery.

 

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