What is a shipping business day?

Modified on Wed, 1 May at 3:03 PM

Please do not rely on this information if there is a holiday during the time frame your parcel may be delivered. Each holiday can impact shipping times differently. Please contact our customer service team for an estimated time of delivery to your location.

A business day is any day that the courier company operates for the chosen shipping method. Business days are Monday to Friday.

The first day the order ships DO NOT count as a business day. One business day is next day service.

  • FedEx, UPS ground, and express are open Monday to Friday. Saturday is only considered a business day when priority Saturday service is chosen. Otherwise, Saturday is not counted when calculating business days.
  • USPS typically delivers shipments Monday to Saturday, so Saturday can be considered as a business day. This is not a guaranteed service.
  • Canada Post delivers parcels Monday to Friday.

Here are some examples:

If an order is shipped Monday with UPS, FedEx, or Canada Post: 

  • 1 Business Day: delivered on Tuesday
  • 2 Business Days: delivered on Wednesday
  • 3 Business Days: delivered on Thursday
  • 4 Business Days: delivered on Friday
  • 5 Business Days: delivered the following Monday (Since Saturday and Sunday are not business days).

Bargain Balloons does its absolute best to get all orders to our customers on time, however, there are times when the delivery of an order may be delayed. This can happen because of bad weather, mechanical failures with trucks or airplanes breaking down, or because of isolated local events in cities, the package is travelling through­– which is out of our control. Delays are more likely in remote areas.

We cannot 100% guarantee any order will arrive by the date the courier company provides us, but they do deliver an average of 97% of their parcels on time.


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