UPS Shipping: Understanding Pickup and Delivery Options

A wide range of UPS shipping options helps get your package where it needs to be—on time and on budget.
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When you ship with Unishippers and UPS®, you get access to a wide range of cost-effective delivery options to meet your specific needs. Depending on what your package is, where it needs to go and how quickly it needs to get there, different UPS delivery types help make it happen.

Read on for details about each UPS shipping service.

UPS Next Day Air® Early gives you guaranteed early morning delivery for time-critical shipments.

  • Recommended for time-critical shipments that must arrive at the start of the next business day
  • Guaranteed delivery by 8:00 a.m. to major cities and by 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. to most cities, with Saturday delivery to some locations as early as 9:00 a.m.
  • Available to major cities in the 48 contiguous states, plus select cities in Alaska and Hawaii

UPS Next Day Air® offers guaranteed overnight service for time-sensitive shipments.

  • Ideal for time-sensitive shipments that must arrive earlier in the business day
  • Guaranteed delivery by 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. or the end of the day, depending on the destination, with delivery by 12 p.m. or 1:30 pm on Saturdays
  • Available in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with some limitations in Alaska and Hawaii

UPS Next Day Air Saver® provides guaranteed next-day service with afternoon delivery.

  • Most affordable service for next-day shipments
  • Guaranteed delivery by 3:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. to commercial destinations where UPS Next Day Air delivery is committed by 10:30 a.m. or 12 p.m., respectively
  • Available in the 48 contiguous states and limited addresses in Alaska and Hawaii

UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.® offers guaranteed early morning delivery for second business day shipments, although it is not available for residential destinations.

  • Recommended for shipments that must arrive early on the second business day
  • Guaranteed delivery by 10:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. to most commercial destinations
  • Available in the 48 contiguous states and limited addresses in Alaska and Hawaii

UPS 2nd Day Air® provides guaranteed service for second business day shipments, but is also not available for residential delivery.

  • Ideal for shipments that have the flexibility to arrive any time during the second business day
  • Guaranteed delivery by the end of the day, including Saturday delivery for shipments picked up on Thursday
  • Available in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with additional transit time in some parts of Alaska and Hawaii

UPS 3 Day Select® offers cost-effective guaranteed service for less time-sensitive shipments.

  • Guaranteed delivery by the end of the third business day, including Saturday
  • Available in the 48 contiguous states

UPS Ground provides the most cost-effective guaranteed service with day-definite delivery in one to five business days.

  • A dependable and cost-effective choice for all of your routine shipments
  • Day-definite delivery within one to five business days, including Saturday
  • Available in all 50 states and Puerto Rico

All UPS services and service guarantees are subject to the UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions of Service, available at www.ups.com.

At Unishippers, we believe that small and mid-sized businesses should

have the same advantages typically only available to the largest shippers. Helping you find the best options for your UPS shipping is all part of our Platinum Service guarantee. Contact Unishippers with additional questions on UPS shipping and delivery options.

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