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 2023 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 courier deliveries around 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. In 2023, USPS is expected to carry out regular deliveries on Boxing Day. However, some branches may remain closed, so it is best to check with your local branch for confirmation.
In the UK, Royal Mail and other postal services will be closed on Boxing Day. Similarly, in Ireland, post offices will be closed on Boxing Day (known as St Stephen’s Day). Canada Post and Australia Post will 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 Tuesday in 2023. Please note that most courier services will not ship or deliver items on Boxing Day.
|Christmas Eve (24/12)||X||✓||✓||X||X|
|Christmas Day (25/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day (26/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|New Year’s Eve (31/12)||X||✓||✓||X||X|
|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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