Boxing Day is a public holiday in many countries, meaning that couriers and postal services will not deliver parcels in certain locations on this day. Check courier parcel delivery schedules for Boxing Day 2022 at your desired location and book your shipment early to avoid delays. Use our tool above to get an instant quote and organise safe shipping services before Boxing Day!
Boxing Day is a national holiday in the UK and several European countries. As a general rule, postal and courier services do not perform parcel collection or deliveries on Boxing Day in such locations. Therefore, we recommend sending gifts in advance to avoid any inconvenience during the holiday season. Check the table below to see which couriers perform deliveries on Boxing Day.
Post office opening days are usually in accordance with the local or national holidays of the area. In the United States, post offices are generally open on Boxing Day since this is considered a regular working day. However, since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday in 2022, USPS will treat 26 December as a substitute holiday and post offices will remain closed on Boxing Day.
In the UK, Royal Mail and other postal services are closed on Boxing Day. Similarly, in Ireland, post offices are closed on Boxing Day (known as St Stephen’s Day). Canada Post and Australia Post do not perform post or parcel deliveries on Boxing Day since this holiday is celebrated in most states/provinces.
Boxing Day, celebrated on 26 December, falls on a Monday in 2022. As compensation for Christmas Day, 27 December will be treated as a substitute holiday in the UK and some other countries. Therefore, if you want to know which couriers perform Boxing Day deliveries, you need to check their schedule also for 27 December.
|DPD||DHL||Evri (Hermes)||Royal Mail||UPS|
|Christmas Eve (24/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Christmas Day (25/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day (26/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Christmas Day Substitute (27/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|New Year's Eve (31/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|New Year's Day (01/01)||X||X||X||X||X|
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HOW TO AVOID DELAYS
Since most couriers such as DPD, DHL, Hermes (known in the UK as Evri), UPS and Royal Mail do not perform deliveries on Boxing Day, we strongly recommend shipping your items in advance to avoid potential delays. Here are a few simple but effective tips when shipping Boxing Day parcels:
Book the collection with 5-7 working days in advance
Choose the Express Service for expedited deliveries
Double-check the contact info is correct to avoid delays
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