Courier and Postal Deliveries on Boxing Day 2022

Will couriers and postal services work on Boxing Day 2022?

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!

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Do couriers deliver shipments on 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.

And what about post offices – are they open 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.

COURIER SCHEDULE

Courier delivery schedule on Boxing Day 2022

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.

Check if DPD, DHL, Hermes, Royal Mail and UPS offer deliveries on Boxing Day in the UK:
DPDDHLEvri (Hermes)Royal MailUPS
Christmas Eve (24/12)
Christmas Day (25/12)XXXXX
Boxing Day (26/12)XXXXX
Christmas Day Substitute (27/12)XXXXX
New Year's Eve (31/12)
New Year's Day (01/01)XXXXX
*Information taken from the courier companies’ websites on 14/10/2021.

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HOW TO AVOID DELAYS

Make sure your Boxing Day parcel deliveries are on time

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

Check the courier’s delivery schedule for other major holidays

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FAQ on courier and postal parcel deliveries on Boxing Day 2022

How to know if the courier will perform deliveries to my address on Boxing Day?
The courier companies do not perform deliveries on Boxing Day in locations where this date is considered a public holiday. Therefore, to check if DPD, DHL, Evri (Hermes), or UPS will deliver parcels on Boxing Day to your specific location, we recommend checking the applicable calendar or contacting the courier company directly. Find out more about their services below:
What to do if the courier does not deliver your parcel before Boxing Day?
If the postal or courier service does not deliver your parcel before Boxing Day, they will do so in the following working days. There is no need to contact the shipping company to reschedule the delivery; all shipments are automatically rescheduled. If your Boxing Day parcel delivery is delayed several days, we recommend contacting the courier company or Eurosender if the shipment was organised through our platform.
Do couriers perform parcel collection on Boxing Day?
No, both parcel collections and deliveries are suspended on Boxing Day in countries where this date is considered a national holiday. If you need your parcel to be delivered before Boxing Day, we recommend checking the last shipping dates for Christmas and organising your shipment as soon as possible.
Do online stores offer shipping on Boxing Day?
Online shops rely on postal and courier companies to perform their parcel deliveries on Boxing Day and all other dates. Unfortunately, if the local courier companies do not allow deliveries on Boxing Day, the online shops will have to schedule this service for another date. In countries where 26 December is a regular working day, both individuals and businesses can organise shipping on Boxing Day.
What is the delivery time on Boxing Day?
The courier companies that operate on Boxing Day usually have regular delivery times, from 9 am to 6 pm. In some cases, couriers may choose to have prolonged delivery times on Boxing Day and other holidays to help them handle the increased shipment volume. For specific information about the courier company operating in your location, we recommend contacting their local office.
Disclaimer: The information is the result of online research conducted in October 2022. For more information about Boxing Day parcel deliveries by the above-mentioned courier companies, we strongly recommend checking their official websites.