Happy New Year - New Year's Day - January 1, 2024

New Year’s Day, January 1, 2024 – Are USPS, UPS, FedEx Open Today?


With New Year’s Day falling on a Monday in 2024, here are the operational hours and services available from USPS, UPS, FedEx, and other carriers today.


What is closed or not operational today at USPS?

  • No counter operations at retail post offices around the country.
  • No regular mail delivery.
  • No regular mail pick-up.
  • No mail pickup from USPS mailboxes.
  • No USPS phone customer service.

What is open or operational today at USPS?

  • Access PO Boxes at most locations if separated area from counter operations/lobby.
  • Use self-service machines at most locations, if separated area from counter operations/lobby.
  • Online USPS Click-N-Ship is fully functional.
  • Inside and outside USPS mailboxes are open 24/7 – but outside boxes could become full at busy post office locations. There have also been a lot of issues with theft, and we do not recommend using mailboxes on days the U.S. Post Office is closed.


There are no pick-up or delivery services on New Year’s Day except for UPS Express Critical. All UPS centers and UPS Store retail locations are closed as well.


There are no pick-up or delivery services on New Year’s Day except for FedEx Custom Critical. All FedEx stations and FedEx Office retail locations are closed as well.

Other Carriers such as DHL, Sendle, OnTrack, etc.

Most other carriers will also not operate on New Year’s Day. Some may offer critical delivery services, but customers should expect normal shipping and pick-ups to resume tomorrow.


Business as usual, the company is making deliveries today.

Other Businesses

While New Year’s Day is a major holiday in the U.S., many large retail stores may be open. However, banks and financial institutions, government offices, and most corporate offices will be closed.

Tips for Sellers on January 1, 2024, New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day isn’t just a U.S. federal holiday – it’s celebrated in many other countries too. Even though you can process shipments as normal, it’s a good idea to inform customers that it’s a federal holiday in the United States and that USPS and other carriers won’t be operating today.

When you process orders, customers will still receive a tracking number, but it’s critical to notify your customer about the holiday. This way, they won’t expect tracking updates until Tuesday.

If you use USPS Scan Forms, it’s best to close out your day as usual. However, some shipping platforms might not allow this or might let you move shipments to the next business day. Check with them for specific details.

While eBay, Etsy, Poshmark, PayPal, and similar platforms with integrated shipping platforms will generate labels on New Year’s Day, most won’t notify buyers that today is a federal holiday and not to expect tracing. We suggest you manually email customers or add a general note (when available) in the automated email notification your customers will receive.

Federal / USPS Holidays in 2024

Looking ahead, here is a list of all federal and postal holidays in 2024, with the next federal holiday just two weeks away.

  • Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
  • Monday, February 19: Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • Thursday, July 4: Independence Day
  • Monday, September 2: Labor Day
  • Monday, October 14: Columbus Day
  • Monday, November 11: Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day
  • Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2025: New Year’s Day


Please check our regularly updated information on USPS domestic and international disruptions for network issues:

For more information about USPS, UPS, and FedEx holiday schedules, check their websites here:

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