Saturday Delivery Options
Aw spring—the weather warms up, flowers bloom and if you are in the custom apparel business, everyone wants their order yesterday. Our fast turnaround can certainly help—one color Easy Prints in standard screen printing ships the same day when ordered by 11 am EST. But your customer’s procrastination can still push you into a corner and a Saturday delivery option will be necessitated.
When you order from Transfer Express it is your choice which of the two carriers you want to use-Federal Express or UPS. Both carriers only deliver working days-Monday thru Friday. But you can still get Saturday delivery for a premium fee from either carrier in most areas.
Both UPS and FedEx only extend the Saturday delivery option as an add on to Next Day Air packages. Because of this here is not a delivery option for a package shipping Thursday. The Saturday Delivery option can only be added to orders shipping Friday. The Saturday delivery option adds $10 to the cost of your Next Day Air shipment. Guaranteed delivery time can be up to 1:30 pm depending on your delivery area. The Saturday delivery option is not available in all areas. Rural areas are excluded, check with the carrier before requesting the service.
New Services to Come
There is good news for all of you weekend warriors, UPS is testing a Saturday delivery option. The UPS website states, “UPS Ground on Saturday is rolling out to more than 4,600 cities and towns across the United States. This means eligible packages that were previously delivered on Monday will arrive two days earlier, on Saturday.” We will look to add this service when available.
FedEx offers a Saturday Home ground option. Shippers using this option choose to have Saturday delivery rather than Monday—not a viable option for our customer base.