This article, in contrast to the many pieces we have written won’t have a lot to do with different shipping statuses you get from couriers, but more about delivery times and if you can expect your packages to arrive in the stipulated time. We’d first talk about whether Amazon will deliver on Saturdays and Sundays, the DHL estimated delivery date accuracy, and how long DHL takes to deliver. Can you expect that your deliveries arrive on the estimated delivery date stated? What if it’s on a weekend, can you expect them to deliver on Saturday and Sunday?
Does Amazon Deliver On Saturdays?
Yes, Amazon delivers on Saturdays, but Saturday deliveries come with an extra charge to customers as the weekend is not a usual day for Amazon deliveries. If you are an Amazon Prime user, you will be able to get your Amazon orders delivered on Saturdays at no extra cost. Depending on where you live, the item could either be delivered by Amazon, USPS, DHL, FedEx, or even UPS. Amazon also delivers on Saturdays for non-Prime users, but this attracts a $5 charge.
I should mention, though, that not all products are available for Saturday deliveries. You’ll mostly see on the product page if the product can be delivered on a Saturday. It will also depend on the demand, the size of the product, and your distance to an Amazon warehouse among other things.
Does Amazon Deliver On Sundays?
Yes, Amazon delivers on Sundays. Amazon can make deliveries themselves on Sundays depending on your distance from an Amazon warehouse, the size of the package, the time the order was placed, and the traffic demand at the time you order.
The USPS only delivers on Sundays for a limited number of clients, with Amazon being one of them. Amazon hires its drivers for deliveries on Saturdays and Sundays during prime shopping periods like the Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the Christmas season, as these periods have a lot of customer orders coming in, hence Amazon doing more to deliver around the clock.
Most Sunday deliveries are only available to select customers, the Amazon Prime users. All Amazon Prime users can request for orders to be delivered on Sundays, while non-Prime users will be paying an additional fee if they want their package delivered on a Sunday.
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What Time Does Amazon Deliver On Sundays?
Amazon delivers between 9 AM and 8 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. If your Amazon package is being delivered by the USPS on a Saturday or Sunday, you can always call the USPS rep whose number is on the SMS or email you receive to arrange the delivery around a time when you’d be available to take it.
Does Amazon Deliver On Sundays during Lockdown
Yes, ever since the lockdown, your chances of getting your Amazon packages delivered on Sundays have increased as the demand and the number of people shopping online has seen a rapid increase. We noticed that most Sunday deliveries during the lockdown are made only for Amazon Prime subscribers, while non-Prime users who want Sunday deliveries during the lockdown will need to pay extra.
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DHL Estimated Delivery Date Accuracy
Is DHL’s estimated delivery accurate? Yes, in my experience with DHL deliveries, their estimated delivery date is quite accurate, and sometimes, I have received my package a day or two before the estimated date, so they get a pass in most cases.
If you’re placing an order on Amazon, Etsy, or eBay, and you want Saturday and Sunday delivery, you’d want to specifically request for these as DHL can be used to make weekend deliveries in some areas.
We have seen cases where users don’t get an estimated delivery date from DHL, in which case we generally recommend that they contact the company to request updates on their deliveries as soon as possible.
How long does DHL take to deliver?
DHL delivers 96% of packages within 7 days. The distance between the sender and receiver would mostly determine when it will be delivered. A distance between the United States and Canada might see delivery in 3 days, while something being sent from the United Kingdom to Nigeria might take 5 days to be delivered. I should also mention that DHL express packages get delivered way faster than others. When the package is at the DHL hub that’s closest to you, you can expect delivery in 1 business day in most cases.