What are UPS Business Days?

What are UPS Business Days?

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

ServiceDelivered ByDestinationsOther Information
1 Day
UPS Express CriticalSame day deliveryAll 50 states and Puerto Rico24/7, 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 AlaskaSaturday delivery (optional)
UPS Next Day AirBetween 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (the Next business day)All 50 states and Puerto RicoSaturday delivery (optional)
UPS Next Day Air SaverBetween 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Next business day); commercial destinations where UPS Next Day Air delivery is availableNot available to destinations where UPS Next Day Air is committed for end of day 
2 Days
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 destinationsSaturday delivery is not available
UPS 2nd Day AirAt end of the Second business dayAll 50 states and Puerto RicoSaturday delivery (optional)
3 Days
UPS 3-Day SelectEnd of the third business day48 contiguous states 
Within 5 Days
UPS GroundDay-definite delivery within one to five business daysAll 50 states and Puerto Rico 

UPS Holiday Operations Schedule for 2022 (USA)

Holiday20222022UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & InternationalThe UPS Store® LocationsUPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean)UPS Express Critical®
New Year’s DaySaturday1-Jan-22ClosedClosedClosedAvailable
New Year’s Day (Observed)Monday3-Jan-22OpenOpenClosedAvailable
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday17-Jan-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
Valentine’s DayMonday14-Feb-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
President’s DayMonday21-Feb-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
Good FridayFriday15-Apr-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
EasterSunday17-Apr-22ClosedLimited LocationsClosedAvailable
Mother’s DaySunday8-May-22ClosedLimited LocationsClosedAvailable
Memorial DayMonday30-May-22ClosedClosedClosedAvailable
JuneteenthSunday19-Jun-22ClosedLimited LocationsClosedAvailable
Independence DayMonday4-Jul-22ClosedClosedClosedAvailable
Labor DayMonday5-Sep-22ClosedClosedClosedAvailable
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Columbus Day)Monday10-Oct-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
Veterans DayFriday11-Nov-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
Thanksgiving DayThursday24-Nov-22ClosedClosedClosedAvailable
Day after ThanksgivingFriday25-Nov-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
Christmas EveSaturday24-Dec-22OpenOpenOpenAvailable
Christmas DaySunday25-Dec-22ClosedClosedClosedAvailable
Christmas Day (Observed)Monday26-Dec-22ClosedLimited LocationsClosedAvailable
New Year’s Eve (Observed)Friday30-Dec-22OpenOpenClosedAvailable
New Year’s EveSaturday31-Dec-22OpenOpenClosedAvailable
New Year’s DaySunday1-Jan-23ClosedClosedClosedAvailable
New Year’s Day (Observed)Monday2-Jan-23ClosedLimited LocationsClosedAvailable

Different Shipping Costs of UPS

Shipping TypeCost (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
UPS Shipping Options

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.

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