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Does Amazon Deliver On Sunday? Or Saturday? (Explained)

Amazon is known for its convenient and speedy shipping. There’s nothing better than placing an order on Amazon and receiving it within just a couple of business days.

But does Amazon deliver on Sundays?

Amazon Prime delivery truck. Photo: Marco Verch / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Amazon partners with UPS and USPS to make deliveries on Sundays to most areas in the continental United States. Some rural locations do not receive these deliveries; you can call UPS and USPS to see if they deliver to your address on Sundays. UPS usually delivers between 9 AM and 7 PM, while USPS concludes deliveries at 5 PM.

Keep reading to learn about the details of Amazon deliveries on Sundays. We’ll also discuss whether Amazon delivers after 9 PM, why Amazon deliveries sometimes run late, and what happens when Amazon doesn’t deliver on time.

Does Amazon Deliver On Sundays In 2022?

Yes, Amazon delivers on Sundays in 2022. However, Sunday delivery is only available in some geographical areas.

According to Amazon, Saturday and Sunday delivery is available in many locations for both Prime and non-Prime customers. If weekend delivery is an option for you, you’ll see it specified on the product page and during checkout.

Amazon is able to offer Sunday delivery because it’s partnered with UPS (United Parcel Service) and USPS (United States Postal Service). 

In fact, these two delivery services don’t deliver for any other companies on Sundays. The only exception is USPS Priority Mail.

UPS and USPS receive packages from Amazon and take them the rest of the way to their final destinations.

Amazon Sunday Delivery Restrictions

The main restriction to Amazon Sunday delivery services, as mentioned above, is location. 

Because UPS and USPS only started delivering on Sundays a few years ago, this service hasn’t yet expanded to all parts of the United States. This is especially true for rural areas. 

Amazon hasn’t shared a list of areas it delivers to on Sundays. Instead, the company has explained that Sunday delivery is available everywhere its delivery partner and carrier network support the service.

The best way to figure out whether or not you can receive Amazon deliveries on Sunday is to give UPS and USPS a call. You can provide them with your address and ask them whether they deliver to your area on Sundays.

What Time Does Amazon Make Deliveries On Sunday?

Amazon’s partners, UPS and USPS, are responsible for making Amazon deliveries on Sundays. USPS typically finishes delivery by 5 PM, but doesn’t specify what time deliveries begin. 

UPS delivery vehicle. Photo: Minneapolis Public Works TPP / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Meanwhile, UPS makes deliveries to residential areas between 9 AM and 7 PM. Sometimes, deliveries may be completed even later. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to schedule a specific delivery time within these hours.

UPS and USPS take care of Sunday deliveries, but Amazon drivers often handle deliveries during the other days of the week. Amazon delivery trucks typically run from 6 AM to 10 PM.

However, Amazon drivers will only directly contact you, ring your doorbell, or knock on your door to inform you of delivery between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM.

The only exceptions are when deliveries require a signature or are scheduled outside of these hours.

Does Amazon Deliver After 9 PM?

Yes, Amazon does deliver after 9 PM. Amazon states that its drivers make deliveries to residences starting at 6 AM until 10 PM.

Therefore, although it’s more likely you’ll get your delivery before 9 PM, it’s possible that it will be delivered between 9 and 10 PM.

However, Amazon drivers are instructed not to disturb customers by ringing the doorbell, knocking on the door, or directly contacting them before 8 AM or after 8 PM. 

Because of this, if your delivery is completed after 9 PM, you won’t receive any indication from the driver that it has been delivered.

Why Do Amazon Packages Run Late?

Amazon provides a few reasons as to why your package may be running late.

Although it does explain that the majority of packages arrive on time, some orders do arrive after their expected delivery date.

One reason for this is customers inputting an incorrect address. The most common mistakes are forgetting to add the apartment, unit, floor, or building number, or the street direction.

Other potential reasons for packages running late are international customs procedures and severe weather conditions.

It’s also possible your package arrived on time but was delivered to a neighbor’s house or other location.

Actions To Take If Your Amazon Package Is Late

According to Amazon, the first thing you should do if your package is late is to go to “Your Orders” page. There, you can track it to see its current location and confirm the estimated delivery date.

Next, also on the “Your Orders” page, you should confirm your shipping address to ensure that it was entered correctly when you placed the order. 

Amazon recommends keeping your address information current and adding delivery instructions to the “Your Addresses” page. This helps to prevent delivery problems.

You can also make sure that your payment was processed successfully on the “Your Orders” page.

If you’ve verified the estimated delivery date, address, and payment, the best thing to do is wait for 48 hours. Most unexpected delays will be resolved and your package delivered within this timeframe.

If you’ve tracked your package and it shows that it’s been delivered, your next step is to go to the “Find a Missing Package That Shows As Delivered” page

It’s possible your package was returned to Amazon as undeliverable. In this case, you’ll want to visit the “Undeliverable Packages” page to get more information and potentially resolve the issue.

What Can I Do If Amazon Doesn’t Deliver On Time?

Amazon states that if it provides a guaranteed delivery date upon checkout and fails to deliver your package on time, then your shipping fees may be refunded. However, various requirements must be met in order to receive a refund.

First, you must have selected a shipping method that was advertised on the product detail page, and you must have it shipped to an eligible address.

The order must be placed before the “order within” countdown located on the checkout page, and your payment method must be successfully charged before this deadline as well.

In addition, the guarantee doesn’t apply if unforeseen circumstances like a natural disaster, strike, or severe winter storm caused the delay.

If Amazon made an unsuccessful attempt to deliver the package before the guaranteed delivery date, then you won’t be eligible for a refund.

Conclusion

Both Prime and non-Prime Amazon customers in eligible parts of the continental United States can receive Sunday deliveries through UPS and USPS.

However, some rural locations do not receive Sunday deliveries. To find out if you’re eligible, call UPS and USPS and ask them about your specific address and zip code.

If UPS is delivering your Amazon package, you can expect to receive it between 9 AM and 7 PM. Meanwhile, USPS doesn’t have a set start time, but finishes deliveries by 5 PM.