Mercury Provides a Range of Weekend Shipping Options
There is an increasing demand for high-priority weekend shipping, including companies with time-sensitive legal documents, labs with a seven-day-a-week workflow facing bottlenecks, and medical device companies needing to ship for Monday morning surgeries. Common carriers may not offer weekend service, especially on Sundays, so it is important to consider alternative shipping options.
For less-time-sensitive packages
Major express carriers offer weekend delivery and pickup, but there are limitations to this service. They may not serve all areas on weekends, typically only areas with higher population density, and they may charge higher fees for weekend service. Additionally, pickup times may be limited on Saturdays, so it is important to confirm that you can meet the deadlines. If your shipment is not time-sensitive, such as eCommerce orders, the carriers' Saturday options may be sufficient.
Same day, within driving distance
If your shipment's destination is within a reasonable distance, using a same-day courier is often the most efficient and reliable option. Couriers can quickly and accurately follow specific instructions, such as waiting for a document to be signed or delivering to a specific floor or department in a hospital.
Mercury has a nationwide network of same-day couriers ready to deliver locally and also able to facilitate next flight out (NFO) shipments.
Same day, outside of driving range
While shipping traffic slows on the weekend, passenger airlines see their highest volume. Next flight out (NFO) shipments take advantage of the never ending flow of passenger flights, enabling you to ship a package anywhere in the country — same-day.
At the destination airport, another courier will secure the package and deliver directly to the final destination. To follow TSA rules, NFO shipments have to come from a business that is a known shipper with the TSA. When Mercury onboards a new customer, we register them into the TSA known shipper system.
Mercury's team manages every aspect of the planning and execution of your shipment, as well as proactively tracking high-priority weekend shipments. Contact our team and we'll be in touch shortly.