Have a small package or parcel that needs to reach its destination tomorrow? No problem. Whether your package needs to arrive by the next morning, by the end of the next business day or even on a Sunday, you can find an overnight delivery service that can get the job done. Likewise, you can find a host of parcel delivery companies that can get your goods to clients and customers in time whether you’re shipping across town or overseas.
Overnight delivery services can be pricey, but you can cut costs by:
1. Choosing an arrival time that’s later in the day.
2. Dropping off small packages and parcels rather than scheduling for pick-ups.
3. Taking advantage of discounts when you sign up for an account with an overnight delivery service.
FedEx overnight delivery servicesFedEx offers three overnight options for small package delivery: FedEx First Overnight (next business day delivery by 8, 8:30, 9 or 10 a.m.), FedEx Priority Overnight (next business day by 10:30 a.m. to most areas) and FedEx Standard Overnight (next business day by 3 p.m. to most areas). Only for small packages less than 150 pounds, these services offer Saturday pick-ups in many areas for an additional charge.
DHL overnight delivery servicesWith DHL Next Day, your small packages up to 150 pounds can be delivered by 10:30 a.m., noon or 3 p.m. the next business day.
UPS overnight delivery servicesUPS Next Day Air Early A.M., UPS Next Day Air and UPS Next Day Air Saver are the three overnight delivery service options available from UPS.
U.S. Postal Service overnight delivery servicesThe USPS’s Express Mail package delivery service guarantees parcel delivery to many U.S. destinations by noon or 3 p.m. the following day. Prices start at just $14.40, which is often the cheapest of all the overnight package delivery companies. Bonus: the package delivery services are also available on Sundays and holidays at no extra charge.
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Courier and messenger services offering overnight delivery servicesMany same-day courier and messenger services also provide 24-hour turnarounds.
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International overnight delivery servicesThe major overnight delivery services offer several international delivery options, some of which include overnight service to certain destinations.
- If your budget is a concern, consider ground service when sending a small package locally. Package delivery companies won't guarantee overnight delivery, but packages often do arrive overnight.
- Always check rates online before choosing which overnight service you want.
- Use the overnight delivery company that provides the additional optional services you need.