UPS is a global shipping & logistics company. They offer their services worldwide, so you can send parcels to any country you want. They have a branch in Nigeria, making it easier to use their services.
Does UPS Work on Saturdays in Nigeria?
Yes, UPS works on Saturdays in Nigeria. However, not all parcels are accepted. If the parcel you’re shipping is a time-critical shipment, then you’ll be allowed to use their service on a Saturday. Otherwise, you’d have to wait until the next working day (Monday).
How To Send Parcels with UPS on Saturdays
For your delivery to be shipped on Saturday, you have to affix a Saturday Delivery sticker to each of your shipments. Their delivery commitment time on Saturdays depends on the shipping service you opt for, and the destination and origin of your shipment.
If your parcel is a return shipment, you won’t be able to ship it on Saturdays, this service is available in the United States only.
If you want, you can have UPS pick up your parcels through on-call delivery.
You’ll contact a representative of UPS and you’ll request that your parcel should be collected from your office or home. You can do this online, or through a UPS representative. Your packages will be picked up with a single collection request. UPS won’t charge collection fees per collection request.
There are certain terms of service you must know about before requesting an on-site collection.
- the collection should be scheduled for shipping on the same day or a valid date in the future, excluding UPS holidays.
- the service is available for valid UPS services and to UPS destinations that are valid.
- these terms of service do not apply to UPS Worldwide Express Freight and UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday.
All shipments are subjected to the terms and conditions of service, so if yours get denied, check the terms and conditions to see if it was your fault.
If you’re using UPS Worldwide Express Freight, you’ll have to schedule the collection or drop-off by calling UPS.
How to Show Proof of Delivery
if you’re the one receiving the package on Saturday, then you’ll need proof of delivery. UPS will give you proof of delivery to be used to gain access to your received parcel.
- Collect the “Confirmation of Delivery Form”
This confirmation of delivery has empty field boxes where you’ll put your signature.
- Input signature
You will write your signature on the spaces provided. UPS will provide the sender of the parcel with a printed copy or a soft copy online, as the case may be.
The signature has to be by an adult. For some reason, they made this known even on their website and stressed it. So if the parcel is being sent to a teenager, he or she might need an adult to accompany him. What UPS use in gauging adulthood is the legal age of adulthood in the receiving country.
How to Receive Notifications on the Shipment Status
There is a notification service by UPS known as Quantum View Notify. If you’re a business owner, it is a great service to opt for. It will notify you and your customers of important events in the shipment progress via email until its arrival.
The notifications can be sent to as many as five customer email addresses per request. You can receive shipment status updates as frequently as every hour, depending on how worried you’re about the status of your shipment. The Quantum View Notify works with these services — UPS.com, UPS WorldShip, UPS WorldShip International, UPS CampusShip, and UPS Connect. Not all countries have these services, so it will be impossible to use Quantum View Notify in such countries.
The info that is contained in the notification is —
- Shipment confirmation – this tells you that UPS has received information from the shipper regarding your shipments.
- Exception Notification – this lets you know why the originally scheduled delivery date can’t be met, and you’ll be presented with a new/rescheduled date of delivery.
- Delivery Notification – this is to notify you that your shipment has been successfully delivered.
How to send fast UPS packages in Nigeria
UPS offers a service called Direct Delivery. This service is for time-sensitive and high-priority shipments. It prevents your shipment from being redirected by the recipient, and it also prevents drivers from rerouting deliveries when recipients are not at home. The package will be delivered to the address you provide, either it’s a residential or commercial address.
If you opt for a Direct Delivery service, you won’t need a signature. These packages are automatically eligible for Driver Release or Letter Box Release where available.
However, you can request a signature if you want to do so for proof of delivery to the right recipient.
USPS offers a wide range of services to Nigerians hoping to use their service. It’s one of those companies that offer worldwide delivery, especially for businesses.