UPS Holidays: All the Details You Need to Know

There are so many international courier companies nowadays. However, the first name that pops up in our mind is UPS. Since 1907, UPS has gone through various transformations and spread its branches across the globe. 

While they offer affordable shipping charges for domestic and international shipments, their service quality has never been compromised. According to the urgency of your delivery, you can choose their services. For example, if you are not in a hurry to get your parcel, you can go with the UPS Surepost Service. In case there is a hurry, then the UPS Ground shipping is best. 

Here, we will talk about one of the most searched articles about UPS, the UPS holidays. Let’s start! 

UPS Holidays Full List

History of UPS 

Do you know that UPS did not become a global brand overnight? They witnessed the global transformation in the courier service industry. In 1907, James E. Casey, who was 19 years old, established the first UPS shop along with Claude Ryan. However, by then, it was named the American Messenger Company. Their delivery boy used to deliver the parcels either on a bicycle or on foot. 

 From such a small initiative, UPS became a global brand in no time with its efficiency. With its headquarters in Atlanta, UPS has its branches in 220 countries and territories across the world. 

What Are the UPS Holidays? 

Well, the UPS holidays vary in every country since each country has its national holidays. Except for the international holidays, there will be gross differences in UPS’s work calendar in each country. Here, we will focus on the UPS holidays in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Let’s check them out. 

UPS Holidays in the United Kingdom 

The UPS holidays in the UK are- 

  1. 25th December 2020 

No UPS delivery and collection will be made on this day. 

2. 26th December 2020

No Saturday delivery will be available on this day.  

3. 28th December 2020

This is Boxing day in the United Kingdom, so there will be a suspension on all the UPS deliveries and collections.

4. 1st January 2020

As it is New Year’s Day, this is an international holiday for UPS.

5. 2nd January 2021

This day is not eligible for any Saturday service by UPS in the UK. 

6. 4th January 2021

This is the Bank Holiday in Scotland, so for UPS, it is a holiday there. 

7. 8th May 2021

This is the Early Bank Holiday in the UK. 

8. 25th May 2021

UPS delivery will be suspended on this day in the UK as it is the Spring Bank Holiday. 

9. 12th June 2021

This is TT Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom. 

10. 6th July 2021

This is Tynwald Day in the United Kingdom. No UPS delivery and collections will be available on this day.

11. 13th July 2021

This is Orangemen’s Day in Ireland, so it is a holiday for UPS there. 

12. 31st August 2021 

This is an August Bank Holiday in England, Wales, and Ireland.

UPS Holidays in the United States of America 

The UPS holidays in the USA are-

  1. 24th December and 25th December 2020

Both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the UPS holidays in the USA.

2. 31st December 2020

This is New year’s Eve, so there will be no UPS delivery and collection on his day. 

3. 1st January 2021

This is also a holiday for UPS in the USA. 

4. 18th January 2021

This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the USA. 

5. 11th November 2021 

Veteran’s Day is also a holiday for UPS. 

6. 26th November and 27th November 2021

These two days are thanksgiving days, so these are also UPS holidays. 

What Are the Shipping Options that UPS Offers? 

There are so many domestic and international shipping options that UPS offers to its global customers. Here, we will be talking about the major and most popular shipping options of UPS. 

UPS Ground Service

This is a time-definite service. As its name signifies a ground-based service where the product is delivered via the UPS trucks. This service has become one of the popular e-Commerce services of UPS. It takes nearly 1 to 5 business days to deliver your parcel to the destination. Ground service is best for retailers who need to deliver their products to their customers at a given time. The delivery timing depends on the distance. 

UPS Next Day Air

This service assures a parcel delivery on the very next business day. There are two subdivisions of this service. One is the Early one, and the other is the Saver one. This is another time-definite and day-definite service. It is even one of the fastest delivery services by UPS. For urgent needs, this service should be your first choice. If you choose the Early one, you will get your parcel delivered before 8 am. If you choose the Saver one, you will get your parcel before 4.30 pm. 

UPS Express Critical

This service is for 365 days and 24 hours. This means even on holidays, you can get your parcel delivered if you choose this one. The shipping charges for this service are relatively high as it is an emergency one. It can deliver your parcel via flight or the shortest route. Be it anything; you will surely get your parcel within the given time. 

UPS Worldwide Express 

It is also a time-definite service, but not as fast as the Express Critical service. There are 5 subdivisions under this service. There are money-back assurance and in-house custom clearance options available in this service. 

UPS Surepost

UPS support is another type of ground shipping service by UPS. This service is mainly for those who seek to send parcels of large volume. However, it is a domestic shipping service. It can also deliver parcels in the military areas in the USA. It uses the UPS ground network to deliver the parcels. 70 pounds is the maximum weight limit for the UPS Surepost Service.

Frequently Asked Questions  

How to Track My Parcel at the UPS?

When UPS picks up the parcel from your doorstep, you will get a tracking ID via email. By putting this tracking ID on their website, you can track your parcel. 

What to Do If My Parcel Is Lost?

This is quite rare that your parcel is lost at the UPS. However, if such problems arrive, you can directly go to the UPS store or call them at their helpline no. This helpline no varies according to the country.

Does UPS Deliver on Saturdays?

Yes, they do, but it depends on the service that you have chosen. Some UPS services are eligible even for Saturday delivery. However, there might be exceptions on holidays. 

Holidays are an essential part of any service. Even their employees deserve so- right! Here we have given you the complete list of UPS holidays in the UK and the USA. These are quite basic holidays that UPS employees can enjoy. Apart from them, if there is an emergency, UPS always notifies you.

Charles Helms
About Author:
Charles Helms is an independent contractor having 15 years of experience in courier services. Charles has worked with all the major shipping companies like DHL, FedEx, and USPS. With a vast knowledge in this particular domain, he is now willing to help others if anyone is having trouble with any shipping companies.
Charles believes, “Knowledge must be shared.” Hence, he created this online platform named Tracking Advice to help people with his informative blogs and news. He has also made up a small team of professionals from the same field to assist several customers online. He plans to expand this platform even further, and he believes that success is inevitable!

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