Being one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, many shippers wonder if postal and courier services perform deliveries on Boxing Day. The answer is tricky, as it may depend on the region and the courier. To make it simple, we have compiled a list of the courier working days during the Holiday Season.
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Boxing Day is considered a national holiday in the UK and several European countries. As a general rule, in such locations, both postal and courier services do not perform parcel collection or deliveries on Boxing Day. Therefore, we recommend scheduling your deliveries in advance during the holiday season to avoid any inconvenience.
Post offices opening days are usually in accordance with the local or national holidays of each region. In the United States, the post offices are usually open on Boxing Day as this is considered a regular working day but, in the UK & Ireland, the post office is closed due to the national holiday. In general, Canada and Australia Post usually do not perform deliveries on Boxing Day since this holiday is celebrated in most states/provinces.
In 2020, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday. To compensate, the following Monday is considered a bank holiday in the UK and a public holiday in many other countries. Therefore, if you want to know which couriers perform Boxing Day deliveries, you need to check their schedule not only for the 26th but also the 28th of December.
|Christmas Eve (24/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Christmas Day (25/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day (26/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day Substitute (28/12)||X||✓*||✓*||X||X|
|New Year’s Eve (31/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|New Year’s Day (01/01)||X||X||X||X||X|
Since DPD, DHL, FedEx, UPS and the Royal Mail do not perform deliveries on Boxing Day, here are a couple of steps to have in mind to make sure your parcel will be delivered on the 1st attempt without trouble.
Book the collection with 3-5 working days in advance
Choose the Express Service for expedited deliveries
Make sure you input the correct info to avoid delays
If the postal or courier service does not deliver your parcel until Boxing Day, they will do so on the following working days. During the holiday season, the logistics companies are in high demand, so please have in mind that they operate with a high increase in the volume of parcels. However, the postal and courier services do their best to deliver as many packages as possible before any holiday or day off.
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