E-commerce merchants have a bevy of options when it comes to the shipping services they want to provide to their customers. Naturally, customers want their products as soon as possible, but overnight delivery can be expensive. That’s where UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping comes in.
With this service, UPS® gives those in the e-commerce space a way to achieve faster shipping without breaking the bank.
What Is UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping services?
As the name implies, UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping is a day-definite shipping service that will deliver parcels anywhere in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico in two business days.
The earliest deliveries arrive at their destination is 10:30 a.m. on the second business day. UPS 2nd Day Air®shipping is a great option for e-commerce merchants to feature as it allows your customers to get your products sooner and have a day-definite timeline that they can plan around.
To make it easier for you to offer this service, UPS packaging is included for free with this service.
UPS 2nd Day Air® A.M. Shipping Services
There are other UPS® second day services that serve more specific needs for you or your customers. With UPS 2nd Day Air A.M. shipping, packages are delivered to commercial destinations by 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. specifically to the U.S. mainland.
Does UPS 2nd Day Air® Service Deliver On Saturdays?
UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping does qualify for Saturday delivery. However, packages need to be picked up by UPS by Thursday in order to arrive at their final destination by Saturday. Another important aspect to note is that Saturday Delivery is often only possible for major metropolitan areas. So, if your packages are traveling to a more rural destination, you’ll want to double check with UPS to see if it’s possible.
How Much Does UPS 2nd Day Air® Shipping Cost?
The total cost of using UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping will depend on a few different factors. Like most UPS shipment services, the size, weight, and final destination of the package will determine the cost.
For example, let’s say you’re shipping a 5 lb package that is 12 inches in length, 6 inches in width, 2 inches in height from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA. Using Shippo to create the shipping label, the cost would be approximately 25.99 to ship with UPS 2nd Day Air® service.
But, if we take that same size package and ship it from Chicago, IL to New York City, NY, you can expect UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping to cost $17.59.
With UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping, you will usually pay more than you would with UPS® Ground or UPS 3 Day Select® shipping but less than UPS Next Day Air® service.
How To Save Money Offering UPS 2nd Day Air® Shipping Services
Shippo users can also find deep discounts on other UPS rates including UPS® Ground and UPS Worldwide Saver® shipping. This allows merchants to give more choices to their customers without charging them an arm and a leg for shipping.
Sign up to Shippo for free today to start generating shipping labels for UPS 2nd Day Air® service in minutes.
*Discounts off UPS daily rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.
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