Whether you’re mailing a package that needs to arrive by a certain day, or just want to make sure the recipient is home to collect the package, knowing which days FedEx delivers can be very helpful when planning your mailing decisions.
In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about FedEx’s delivery days, including whether or not you can expect packages to arrive on weekends. Keep reading!
What Days Does FedEx Deliver in 2023?
FedEx generally makes deliveries Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM to commercial addresses in 2023. Residential deliveries happen every day of the week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM through the Home Delivery Service. Some services, including First Overnight, 2Day, International Priority, and more offer Saturday delivery for a fee.
To learn all of the ins and outs of FedEx’s delivery days, including how many days a week FedEx delivers, and more, make sure to finish this article!
How Many Days a Week Does FedEx Deliver Packages?
Depending on the service, FedEx may deliver 5 days a week (Monday through Friday), 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday), or every day of the week.
FedEx Ground, a reliable, low-cost shipping option, delivers to commercial addresses 5 days a week (Monday through Friday).
Delivery only happens on these “traditional” business days because Ground packages are delivered to businesses that are often closed on the weekends.
Therefore, it makes little sense to deliver to these places on Saturdays and Sundays. Doing so would result in a lot of missed deliveries and would cost FedEx a lot of money.
FedEx Express services, including Overnight (First, Priority, and Standard), 2Day, and Express Saver are also delivered 5 days a week (Monday through Friday).
However, some services may offer Saturday delivery for a fee, bringing the number of delivery days up to 6 per week.
FedEx Home Delivery, a ground service for residential deliveries, delivers 7 days a week to almost all households in the United States.
Does FedEx Consider Saturday a Business Day?
Depending on the service, Saturday can be considered a business day for FedEx.
For example, Saturday deliveries come standard with the Home Delivery service.
Other services like First Priority, 2Day, and Ground Economy can be delivered on Saturday for an additional fee.
Because Saturday delivery doesn’t come standard with these services, it’s not an official business day.
But again, it’s important to keep in mind that packages can still be delivered on these days.
Does FedEx Deliver on Weekends?
FedEx makes a big distinction between Saturdays and Sundays when it comes to deliveries.
Therefore, it’s easier to answer the question about weekend deliveries by looking at these days separately.
FedEx Home Delivery is the only service that offers free Saturday deliveries (i.e., with no extra cost).
That being said, Ground Economy packages may get delivered on Saturday as a courtesy, but this is not a standard service.
However, plenty of FedEx services offer Saturday delivery for an extra fee. These services include the following:
- FedEx First Overnight
- FedEx First Priority
- FedEx 2Day and 2Day AM
- FedEx Same-Day (including City Direct, City Priority, and City Standard)
- FedEx Ground Economy
- FedEx International Priority
- FedEx International Economy
- FedEx International First
- FedEx Freight (including 1 Day, 2Day, and Priority)
Although Saturday delivery is available for a lot of FedEx’s services, not all are included. Indeed, the following services do not offer Saturday delivery:
- FedEx Standard Overnight
- FedEx Ground
- FedEx First Freight
- FedEx 3-Day Freight
- FedEx Freight Economy
- FedEx Freight Priority
- FedEx Next Day Freight
- FedEx Next Day
- FedEx Express Saver
- FedEx Same Day City
When it comes to Sunday deliveries, FedEx Home Delivery is the only one offering this service.
What Doesn’t FedEx Deliver on Weekends?
As shown in the last section, FedEx does actually deliver quite a few packages on weekends, especially Saturdays.
Sure, Saturday delivery only comes standard with a few FedEx services, but for a small fee (usually about $17 per package), nearly every FedEx service will deliver to you on Saturday.
What’s more, FedEx has expanded its coverage of Sunday Home Delivery services in the past few years. Now, about 95% of US households can receive packages on Sundays.
It’s unclear how FedEx’s service offerings will evolve in the future, but it’s unlikely that weekend deliveries will ever become as popular as weekday deliveries.
Some businesses are closed on Saturdays and most are closed on Sundays, meaning that there’s little demand for delivery services on these days.
Enormous costs would be involved if FedEx were to deliver on these days and the demand wouldn’t be high enough to offset the money spent.
Regardless of the service, you can be confident knowing that FedEx will deliver packages Monday through Friday. Weekends are a bit more confusing to navigate, but hopefully, this article has cleared up any questions you have about Saturday and Sunday deliveries.
Essentially, commercial deliveries will often have Saturday delivery as an option (for a fee), whereas Saturday and Sunday delivery come standard with residential deliveries through Home Delivery.