does FedEx deliver on a Saturday?

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  1. mac000
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    for normal delivery? a package i am expecting arrived about 45 minutes from my house this early monring at a fedex location.

    so does anyone know if i'll end up getting it today?
     
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  3. YS2003
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    FedEx does not delivery over the weekend/public holiday for the normal delivery service. Same as UPS. There are "special" delivery for weekend, which is typically used by the commercial customers.
     
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    u can go pick it up over there on sat..but i think you have to call first at your local place...
     
  5. jne381
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    This is not entirely true, FedEx Ground does deliver on Sat. I have received some things from Apple using this shipping method. If you have the tracking number, it will tell you exactly when your package is coming.
     
  6. Bibulous
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    They both do, but it cost extra and it must be requested at the time of shipment.
     
  7. clevin
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    never saw fedex ground deliver on sat. and chek their website might help to clarify this.
     
  8. jne381
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    Here is the description by FedEx:

    http://company.monster.com/rpscen/

     
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    There are big differences between FedEx, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery.

    FedEx will deliver on Saturday, IF the shipper paid for Saturday delivery which costs quite a bit more. Most online retailers do not offer FedEx Saturday delivery because of the extra charges.

    FedEx Ground does not deliver on Saturday.

    FedEx Home Delivery does deliver on Saturday, however doesn't deliver on Monday. Apple has been increasingly using this service to ship larger items (such as printers, etc).

    Now you know. Of course, all of this information is available on FedEx's Web site.

    http://www.fedex.com/us/services/us/homedelivery.html
    http://www.fedex.com/us/services/us/ground.html
    http://www.fedex.com/us/services/us/expresssaver.html
     
  10. nickweston
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    Chinese food

    question-

    Will my local Chinese restaurant deliver food after 10pm?

    thanks for the help!

    NW

    P.S. FexEx Customer Service 1 800 535-2355

    OR many of your questions can be answered on the World Wide Web
     
  11. Tylos
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    Wrong answer Mr. Wizard. It's just as others who know what they are
    talking about have said: FEDEX delivers on Saturday if it is FEDEX Home Delivery (meaning extra money was paid). Apple routinely uses this
    type of FEDEX shipment as I have received several items from Apple
    on Saturdays via FEDEX. I have a guitar amplifier arriving from eBay,
    but it is regular FEDEX ground so even though it is already in town, I
    won't get it until Monday. :rolleyes:
    Tylos Santana
     
  12. NovemberWhiskey
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    Which shipping method do they use for Macbook Pro deliveries?

    My MBP may come tomorrow (sat), but I don't know if they used ground or home delivery.
     
  13. AdamLikesMusic
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    Check the tracking number they sent you, and it'll tell you exactly when it'll be delivered... (Mine even gave me a timeframe of that day)
     
  14. mac-mania
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    Any residential FedEX ground delievery becomes FedEX Home Delivery which delivers on Saturday.
     
  15. sparkiemarkie
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    FedEx does deliver on Saturday

    FedEx Home Delivery division, (part of FedEx Ground) does indeed deliver on Saturdays. It is one of their unique features/services. And just because it says "Home Delivery" does not mean they do not deliver to businesses as well--they do. That is of course if the business is "open." Service days for Home Delivery are Tuesdays--Saturdays each week. So please use FedEx Home Delivery. These facts are true because I am a Home Delivery Independent Contractor. :D
     
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    Having worked in a shipping department...

    FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and UPS will not deliver on Saturday unless you request it. You MAY be able to go down to the hub the package is at and get it with proper ID. Sometimes they will let you have it other times they wont.
     
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    I received my printer from Apple on a Saturday via FedEx Ground. I received my Magic Trackpad from Apple on a Saturday via FedEx Ground. I did not request Saturday delivery, that was simply the day those two things happened to arrive.
     
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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but does anyone know generally what time Fedex Home Delivery delivers packages (is there a shorter work day on Saturdays)? I have something coming tomorrow, but the mailroom at school here closes mid-day. Would the package get here before then?
     
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    Depends on the route and number of deliveries. At my old apartment, FedEx home would come between 10:30AM and 3PM. It was never regular.
     
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    WRONG. I am an ops engineer for Fedex Ground at the Corp Headquarters in PGH and can clarify all of this extremely old information. First, Fedex HD is part of Fedex Ground and if the package is to go to a residential address, it defaults to HD but the drivers are the same...they take both packages and deliver to businesses and homes. Ground=commercial and HD=residential. Ground runs Mon-Fri and HD runs Tues-Sat. There is no charge for Sat delivery with HD, they operate just like the post office. If the package arrives at the destination facility by Sat, that is when it's delivered. Ground/HD times are determined by the origin zip and the distance from that zip divided into zones from 1-5 days. Now Express is another story, Fedex Express is a different operating company and for extra fees, with FedEx First Overnight, Priority Overnight or 2-day, Saturday delivery is possible but will not happen unless the option is chosen.
     
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    Yes, yes it is. Like the 6-year-old post you responded to. And, the 10-year-old thread... Ouch...
     
  22. jcoop269
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    Seeing as how you felt the need to respond, I accomplished what I set out to do.....OUCH.
     

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