Two business days could be anything from 16 hours to 100 hours – and maybe even fewer or higher than this! What is meant with a “business day” and whether hours are essential or not depends upon the circumstances – who is talking about it, for what purpose, and even where they are located. The usual meaning of “business day” is each day when most places of business are open for trade.
This is typically Monday to Friday in many countries, but not all – for example many Middle-Eastern countries have a Sunday-Thursday working week, or similar. “Business hours” are normal hours of business. Sometimes there are laws to consider, which may impose specific explanations. The conditions “business day”, “business hours”, “week days”, “weekends”, and similar phrases are extremely often defined in laws, so that the meaning of these terms is made more specific and less vague – although this doesn’t always work!
The laws and regulations that apply to the situation are very often simply a matter of where you happen to live, and where in fact the transaction occurred therefore. If the parties involved are in two different places then it may become complex – for example in different states or provinces of the country, different countries, or different time zones within the same country.
Here are two very common situations where “two business days” may make a difference, and just why the question of just how many hours are involved can often be unclear. If you order …