does FedEx deliver on a Saturday?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac000, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    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?
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
  3. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    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.
  4. apachie2k macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2006
    was MIAMI
    u can go pick it up over there on sat..but i think you have to call first at your local place...
  5. jne381 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Grand Rapids

    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 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2005
    They both do, but it cost extra and it must be requested at the time of shipment.
  7. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    never saw fedex ground deliver on sat. and chek their website might help to clarify this.
  8. jne381 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Grand Rapids

    Here is the description by FedEx:

  9. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    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.
  10. nickweston macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2006
    Chinese food


    Will my local Chinese restaurant deliver food after 10pm?

    thanks for the help!


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

    OR many of your questions can be answered on the World Wide Web
  11. Tylos macrumors newbie


    Nov 22, 2008
    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 macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    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 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    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 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2005
    Any residential FedEX ground delievery becomes FedEX Home Delivery which delivers on Saturday.
  15. sparkiemarkie macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2010
    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
  16. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    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.
  17. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    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.
  18. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    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?
  19. Tailpike1153 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2004
    Bellevue, WA
    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.
  20. jcoop269 macrumors newbie


    Aug 18, 2015
    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.
  21. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    Yes, yes it is. Like the 6-year-old post you responded to. And, the 10-year-old thread... Ouch...
  22. jcoop269 macrumors newbie


    Aug 18, 2015
    Seeing as how you felt the need to respond, I accomplished what I set out to do.....OUCH.
  23. brian819 macrumors newbie


    Feb 11, 2017
    @clevin Hey your wrong to an extent. They deliver on Saturdays for home delivery service. I am not sure about on others. This is all the advice I can give that I know is correct.
  24. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    10 year old thread, dude.
  25. Bart Kela Suspended

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
    Local restaurants do not use common carriers (e.g. FedEx, UPS) for delivery. They typically use their own drivers or third-party services like In 2017, some ride-sharing services (like Uber) do deliver restaurant food, but only in certain markets.

    Moreover, each restaurant has their own hours of operation. Whether or not any given restaurant's kitchen is running after 10pm depends on the restaurant itself.

    I'm sorry that no one in almost ten years responded to your inquiry. I hope this answers your question for the time being.

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