FedEx and UPS outgoing service for UALR faculty and staff departmental business only. This service is back charged to the shipping department’s mail account.
FedEx and UPS daily delivery of all overnight shipments to UALR departments. Note: FedEx and UPS deliver their ground packages themselves to each department. Mail Services only receives overnight packages in its office from those vendors during the weekday mornings.
FedEx’s official pick up time from Mail Services is in the afternoon, usually about 3:30 p.m. This is when express packages are also picked up. Express is defined as next day, second day and express saver, which is about 3 days. FedEx ground packages are usually picked up the following morning.
FedEx does have an outside box in front of the mailroom. If the package fits into the box then it is picked up that day around 6:30 p.m.
UPS pickup is also in the late weekday afternoons and they pick up all packages regardless of priority. However, they do not have a box on our campus. Also, their rates are usually higher than FedEx. We frequently assess this to ensure that the University receives the best rates.