USPS used only to work Monday through Saturday. But, I noticed that the USPS cart is out and about on Sundays.
Is USPS available for Sunday delivery?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers only two types of mail on Sundays. These are USPS Priority Mail Express or Amazon Packages. USPS Priority Mail Express, also known as USPS Overnight, is also known.
This article will discuss Sunday shipping by USPS: What it is, how it works and how you can use it.
What USPS Mail and Shipping Services Deliver on Sundays?
Only Priority Mail Express items from USPS will be delivered to your home on Sundays. Priority Mail Express offers a guaranteed delivery within one day. This guarantee is usually honored only if the delivery occurs on Sunday.
Visit the USPS Mail and Shipping Services Information Page on their website to see the various mail services laid out in a comparison table.
Priority Mail Express Express is the first listed service. You can see a ship online tab or learn more tab under this heading.
You can find all pricing and features on the learn more tab. Priority Mail Express offers the fastest service, and you can get holiday delivery in many major cities for an additional charge.
The additional fee can be found in the price list. However, if you look at the Domestic Mail Manuel, it will state that customers who do not want delivery on Sundays or holidays may opt for guaranteed delivery on the next delivery day to avoid paying the premium.
An agreement was reached between the companies regarding Sunday delivery of Amazon packages via USPS. Amazon continues to use USPS carriers for “last mile” deliveries.
USPS Priority Mail Express delivery usually takes place by 6.30pm on Sundays, but Amazon packages have a slightly longer delivery window. The volume of packages being dropped off may mean that these deliveries take up to 10 hours.
Is it possible for USPS to deliver general mail on Sundays?
USPS has issued statements in the past about changes to their regular delivery schedules. When the volume of mail is high, the USPS will issue statements to change their regular delivery schedules. This usually includes Sundays to ensure that the mail moves.
This is most likely to occur around Christmas. The USPS will issue a FAQ — Sunday Holiday Package Delivery Statement.
These times USPS will deliver Priority Mail Packages and first-Class Packages during these times. Priority Mail Express items will also be delivered on Sundays.
This decision is typically made at the local level. The decision to stop extra deliveries will be made by the local USPS staff.
USPS claims that Sunday deliveries will be withdrawn purely on the volume available to keep the network moving.
Is USPS available on Saturdays?
Saturdays are just another day for USPS. Priority Mail Express Express, First Class Mail Express, First Class Package and USPS Retail Ground all include Saturday delivery.
Delivery is completed between 9am-5pm. However, if there is a lot of mail, delivery may take place later in the evening.
Weather conditions, traffic conditions, staff availability and natural disasters can all cause delays.
What Shipping Companies Deliver on Sundays?
Two companies offer Sunday delivery.
- FedEx Home Delivery is available every day of week, including Sundays and Saturdays. FedEx claims that they can reach almost 95% of the population Sundays. FedEx does not charge extra for weekend delivery and allows you to customize your shipping times.
- United Parcel Service (UPS), offers weekend pickup and delivery. Sunday delivery is available via SurePost.
Learn more about the USPS You can read our related post to find out if USPS accepts FedEx returns and if USPS delivers at night.
It is easy to schedule package delivery on Sundays for personal or business items.
To find out if your shipping company offers it, and how much it may cost you, check their delivery schedules.
The USPS offers Sunday delivery but only through a limited number of shipping options.
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