What Does It Mean When UPS Says Preparing for Delivery?
If you have ever tracked a package with UPS, you may have come across the status message “Preparing for Delivery.” This message can leave you wondering what exactly it means and what you should expect next. In this article, we will explore the meaning behind this status update and address some frequently asked questions about it.
When UPS says “Preparing for Delivery,” it indicates that your package is in the final stages of processing before it is handed over to the delivery driver. This status update suggests that your package has cleared customs (if applicable) and is now being sorted for delivery. It is a positive sign that your package is on track to be delivered to your doorstep soon.
7 FAQs about “Preparing for Delivery”:
1. How long does it typically take for a package to be delivered after the status shows “Preparing for Delivery”?
The time taken for delivery after this status update varies depending on various factors such as the destination, shipping method chosen, and any potential delays. However, in most cases, delivery occurs within one to three business days after the package is marked as “Preparing for Delivery.”
2. Can I request a specific delivery date or time?
Unfortunately, UPS does not offer the option to request a specific delivery date or time. The delivery schedule is determined the driver’s assigned route and the volume of packages they have to deliver that day.
3. Can I make changes to the delivery address or redirect the package once it is marked as “Preparing for Delivery”?
Yes, UPS allows you to make changes to the delivery address or redirect the package even after it is marked as “Preparing for Delivery.” You can do this using the UPS My Choice® service or contacting UPS directly. However, note that additional charges may apply depending on the nature of the change.
4. What should I do if I won’t be available to receive the package on the delivery date?
If you won’t be available to receive the package on the delivery date, you have a few options. You can reschedule the delivery for a more convenient time using UPS My Choice®, authorize UPS to leave the package in a safe place, or have it held for pickup at a UPS location.
5. Can UPS deliver my package on weekends or holidays?
Yes, UPS offers Saturday delivery for certain services and packages in select areas. However, Sunday and holiday delivery is not available for most services.
6. My package has been marked as “Preparing for Delivery” for several days. Should I be concerned?
If your package has been in the “Preparing for Delivery” status for an extended period, it is advisable to contact UPS customer service. They will be able to provide you with more information about the status of your package and address any concerns you may have.
7. What if my package is delivered to the wrong address or goes missing after it is marked as “Preparing for Delivery”?
If your package is delivered to the wrong address or goes missing, you should immediately contact UPS customer service. They will initiate an investigation and work towards resolving the issue locating your package or providing appropriate compensation.
In conclusion, when UPS says “Preparing for Delivery,” it means your package is in the final stages of processing before being handed over to the delivery driver. It indicates that your package has cleared customs (if applicable) and is being sorted for delivery. While the specific time of delivery may vary, it generally takes one to three business days after this status update. If you have any concerns or need to make changes to your delivery, UPS customer service is readily available to assist you.