Business Days (need clarification)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ph03n1x, May 18, 2008.

  1. ph03n1x macrumors member

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    For example, USPS, UPS, etc give me an estimated time of arrival in business days. Does the day the package is shipped count as a business day? Same for the day it is being delivered.
     
  2. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Well a business day is Monday - Friday.

    So lets say UPS says it will be delevered in 3 business days. The package shipped Monday, so it should arrive Thursday (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday).

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. ph03n1x thread starter macrumors member

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  4. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    It also depends on what time the package is dropped off at the shipping facility of choice. IIRC it is before 3 p.m. at most places.
     
  5. ph03n1x thread starter macrumors member

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    So how long would it take for a USPS First Class envelope to reach NJ from PA when shipped before 3PM?
     
  6. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    USPS First Class Info

    They don't guarantee any times for First Class. If you use a ZIP+4 it supposedly will get there on the 2nd day, but it still isn't guaranteed.
     

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