UPS business days are weekdays from Monday through Friday. So, if you receive a message that your parcel will be delivered the next day, then it means you will get the parcel on the next business day and it is Monday.
UPS Shipping Options
|Service||Delivered By||Destinations||Other Information|
|UPS Express Critical||Same day delivery||All 50 states and Puerto Rico||24/7, 365 days|
|UPS Next Day Air Early A.M.||Delivery by 8:00 a.m. (next business day) Delivery by 8:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. (most other U.S. cities, including Anchorage, Alaska) Additional locations are guaranteed by 10:00 a.m.||48 contiguous states and Alaska||Saturday delivery (optional)|
|UPS Next Day Air||Between 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (the Next business day)||All 50 states and Puerto Rico||Saturday delivery (optional)|
|UPS Next Day Air Saver||Between 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Next business day); commercial destinations where UPS Next Day Air delivery is available||Not available to destinations where UPS Next Day Air is committed for end of day|
|UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.||Between 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (next two business days)||48 contiguous states where UPS Next Day Air delivery is committed by 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m., respectively not available to destinations where UPS Next Day Air delivery is committed by end of the day not available to residential destinations||Saturday delivery is not available|
|UPS 2nd Day Air||At end of the Second business day||All 50 states and Puerto Rico||Saturday delivery (optional)|
|UPS 3-Day Select||End of the third business day||48 contiguous states|
|Within 5 Days|
|UPS Ground||Day-definite delivery within one to five business days||All 50 states and Puerto Rico|
UPS Holiday Operations Schedule for 2022 (USA)
|Holiday||2022||2022||UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International||The UPS Store® Locations||UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean)||UPS Express Critical®|
|New Year’s Day||Saturday||1-Jan-22||Closed||Closed||Closed||Available|
|New Year’s Day (Observed)||Monday||3-Jan-22||Open||Open||Closed||Available|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday||17-Jan-22||Open||Open||Open||Available|
|Mother’s Day||Sunday||8-May-22||Closed||Limited Locations||Closed||Available|
|Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Columbus Day)||Monday||10-Oct-22||Open||Open||Open||Available|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday||25-Nov-22||Open||Open||Open||Available|
|Christmas Day (Observed)||Monday||26-Dec-22||Closed||Limited Locations||Closed||Available|
|New Year’s Eve (Observed)||Friday||30-Dec-22||Open||Open||Closed||Available|
|New Year’s Eve||Saturday||31-Dec-22||Open||Open||Closed||Available|
|New Year’s Day||Sunday||1-Jan-23||Closed||Closed||Closed||Available|
|New Year’s Day (Observed)||Monday||2-Jan-23||Closed||Limited Locations||Closed||Available|
Different Shipping Costs of UPS
|Shipping Type||Cost (Expected)|
|UPS Express Saver UPS Next Day Air Early UPS Next Day Air UPS Next Day Air Saver UPS 2nd Day Air A.M UPS 2nd Day Air UPS 3-Day Select UPS Ground||$26.00 $112.25 $81.05 $75.96 $36.99 $36.99 $28.46 $12.53|
FAQs about What are UPS Business Days
Does UPS count Saturday as a shipping day?
Usually, UPS doesn’t count Saturday as a shipping day. Though in some case, UPS deliver parcels on Saturday it doesn’t count as a business day or shipping day by UPS. Saturday shipping is optional for a few shipping services offered by UPS.
Does Saturday count as a business day?
Business days exclude weekends and government holidays. In the USA, Saturday and Sunday are considered weekends. Therefore, Saturday won’t be counted as a business day.
Does the day you order something count as a business day?
No, the day you are ordering something doesn’t count as a business day. Business days are days from Monday to Friday. So, if you order between Monday to Friday then it will count as a business day. But, if you order on Saturday or Sunday then you are ordering on the Weekends. The company will start processing your order on Monday.
How long does UPS take to deliver?
The answer to this question depends on what type of UPS shipping service you have chosen for your parcel. Usually, it takes 1 to 5 business days for UPS to deliver the parcel.
How can I speed up UPS delivery?
There is only one way to speed up the UPS delivery and that is to upgrade your shipping method. You have to call UPS customer support and ask the UPS customer service representative to upgrade your shipping method so that you can receive the parcel quickly. You should keep in mind that, upgrading your shipping method will cost you some extra money.
Last Updated on November 3, 2022 by Magalie D.