Throughout 2017 UPS will be expanding UPS® Ground on Saturday* to many major metro areas in the U.S. These Saturday Ground Service Territories will serve nearly 4,700 cities and towns by November, just in time for the crucial holiday season. UPS Ground on Saturday will advance eligible** residential packages for delivery on Saturday and allow customers in these territories to ship UPS Ground shipments on Saturdays.
These new capabilities will allow UPS to improve time-in-transit in the Saturday Ground Service Territories in the following ways:
Along with these service enhancements, effective May 1, 2017, UPS will change the Saturday Stop Charge for the various Saturday pickup options. Click the link below to learn more about the new Saturday Stop Charge Options.*** The rates will also be available in the updated 2017 UPS Rate and Service Guide on May 1, 2017.
* UPS 3 Day Select® Service, UPS Ground, UPS Ground with Freight Pricing, UPS Hundredweight Service® UPS 3 Day Select, and Hundredweight Service Ground Shipments are included in the UPS Ground on Saturday expansion.
** To be eligible for guaranteed Saturday delivery, UPS 3 Day Select® Service, UPS Ground, UPS Ground with Freight Pricing, UPS Hundredweight® Service UPS 3 Day Select and UPS Hundredweight Service Ground shipments must originate from an eligible origin ZIP code and be destined for a Saturday Ground Service Territory.
*** The impact of these changes on your shipping costs will vary according to your shipping characteristics and the terms of your UPS agreement.
Beginning April 3, 2017*, UPS will enhance its U.S. Domestic Air** and International Air** Dangerous Goods service to accept Cargo Aircraft Only quantities of dangerous goods on a contractual basis. This enhancement will allow UPS to accept more classes and higher quantities of your dangerous goods in the U.S. package network and to, from and within 36 countries globally. With these new capabilities, UPS will accept over 400 new commodities and nearly triple the quantities currently allowed for dangerous goods.
In conjunction with these service enhancements, effective April 3, 2017, UPS will change how it rates Domestic Air, International Air, and UPS Worldwide Express Freight Dangerous Goods. Click the link below to learn about how these Dangerous Goods shipments are rated and to view the new rates.
*The impact of these changes on your shipping costs will vary according to your shipping characteristics and the terms of your UPS agreement.
**References to “Domestic Air” Dangerous Goods services include: UPS Next Day Air® Early, UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air Saver®, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.®, UPS 2nd Day Air® and UPS 3 Day Select®. References to “International Air” Dangerous Goods services include: UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide Express®, UPS Worldwide Saver®, UPS Worldwide Expedited®, UPS Worldwide Express NA1® and UPS 3 Day Select® from Canada.