If no one is at the address when delivery is attempted, we will leave the package in a secure location. If no secure location is available, or the delivery requires someone to be present, Amazon will send an e-mail to the e-mail address on file.
For scheduled and signature deliveries, our drivers will place a call to the phone number you provided for your order, but will not attempt to deliver the package outside the time frame of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. unless they are able to reach you. You can visit Find a Missing Package That Shows As Delivered for more information.
If you checked these places, and you still can't locate your package, please contact us, and we'll be happy to look into it for you. Delivery estimates are calculated by taking the estimated shipping date and adding the transit time (the time it takes a package to travel from our facilities to your destination address), based on the shipping speed you've chosen.
The transit time is calculated using business days, meaning Saturday and Sunday don't count toward the transit time (unless we've specifically offered a weekend delivery during checkout). For some delivery dates, we may provide an “order within” countdown timer that indicates the window of time in which you must place the order to receive your delivery by the date shown.
FREE Two-Day Shipping through Amazon Prime If the item you're ordering is out of stock or unavailable to ship immediately, you may not receive the item in two business days. Selecting One-Day or Two-Day shipping will reduce the transit time to one or two business days after we've shipped your order, but it won't impact how long it takes us to obtain the item or prepare it for shipment.
Note: If you live in an area experiencing an unexpected service delay (severe weather, natural disasters, unscheduled events, etc. ), please add at least 2 to 3 business days to the estimated delivery date of your order.
In some cases, choosing a higher quantity for an item may make it ineligible for immediate shipping, because multiple units may not be available locally or at the same location. We operate during standard business hours Monday – Friday.
How do you maintain your seller rating and meet Amazon standards of shipping the order within 1-2 days? For example if we receive an order after business hours on a Friday, we will not ship until Monday.
How have you successfully avoided a negative rating with similar constraints? Saturday Sunday doesn’t count against you and you shall be able to see that on order info.
I sold something on the 24th and the expected ship date was today thanks to the holiday No worries as long as you shipped all your orders on Friday before you close because Saturday and Sunday are not business days.
For example if we receive an order after business hours on a Friday, we will not ship until Monday. Amazon uses the USPS holiday calendar to determine what are shipping days.
Amazon does not count weekends or holidays in your shipping time. I’m rural, so I get the pickup but those in town, who are provided with a PO Box as residential mail is not picked up, must wait until Monday to ship.
I got threatened with suspension after we had no USPS service for 2 days due to an ice storm… They didn’t pick up, and we couldn’t get to the post office! I finally was able to talk some sense into them with a long letter and extra hours explaining.
Its Sunday night, and I'm just wondering if I should expect in the mail tomorrow. I once bought something at like Monday at like 1 in the morning and it got here the next day in the afternoon with regular shipping.
However, as of the publication date, Saturday shipping is available when you upgrade your Amazon Prime service. That seems to be the case for the Amazon Prime service, since a Saturday delivery is special, requiring about a $9 upgrade.
As mentioned, only some purchases are eligible for Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping and Saturday delivery. So it could be that you order multiple items from one vendor but only some would arrive on Saturday, if you paid for the shipping upgrade.
Another caveat comes directly from Amazon Prime's Terms and Conditions page, which notes that Amazon shipping carriers usually don't pick up or deliver packages on weekends or holidays, but Saturday and Sunday delivery are available for certain locations. A July 2012 article on Slate, a daily Web magazine, noted one reporter's findings after testing the Prime service.
In many parts of the country, products ordered from Amazon now arrive at your home seven days a week, year-round. As Geekier reported last week, the rollout is expanding nationally even faster than originally expected.
An Instagram user snaps a shot of a postal truck doing its rounds on Sunday. In November 2013, Amazon .com announced it was working with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sunday and holidays, starting in Los Angeles and New York, and in May, it added 15 more cities.
In recent weeks, it has rolled out to even more cities, including Seattle, Portland, Northern New Jersey; San Diego; Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston in Texas; Richmond, Va.; Washington, D.C. (plus Virginia suburbs). As for holidays, Fourth of July was probably the first time in many markets where people saw postal carriers delivering packages by foot.
Postal Service plans to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year. Postal Service only delivered Priority Mail Express orders on Sunday.
It will probably last for at least five years, according to a WSJ report, which tracked down portions of the contract between to the two entities, however, either party can terminate the deal with 30-day notice. However, a Prime account holder can order an item as late as Friday and can potentially expect to receive it on Sunday.
For example, I placed an order on a Friday recently, and Amazon guaranteed that one of the four items would be delivered on Sunday. For instance, a friend ordered an item on a Monday, and picked standard shipping.
The most common items include baby supplies such as newborn apparel, books and toys. That’s when Amazon provides a summary of items purchased and dates for guaranteed arrival.
Photo via Chase Elliot Others just feel plain bad that their postal carrier is having to work on Sundays. Wages are listed at roughly $15.30 an hour, so if you think creating new jobs for people am a good thing, you probably don’t have to feel guilty.
The USPS recently contracted with Staples to have some services sold in their stores. This is a good question with a very long convoluted answer, based on calls I made to people in the postal business.