USPS, UPS, FedEx and Other Businesses Closed on July 5 in Observance of Independence Day
Every July 4, the United States celebrates its Independence Day, commemorating the Declaration of Independence by the United States from the Monarch of Britain, with a federal holiday.
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This year, the federal holiday falls on a Sunday, which means most government agencies and many businesses will observe the national holiday on Monday, July 5.
Here is a list of businesses and services used by online merchants and sellers and their status for Monday, July 5, 2021
U.S. Postal Service – No mail delivery, pick-up, and virtually all retail locations are closed. UPS and FedEx economy ground services that use USPS for last-mile delivery will not be made. However, USPS may deliver some Amazon packages on Monday.
UPS – No air and ground parcel delivery and pick-up. Most The UPS Store locations should be open for drop-off services, but packages will not be picked up from the stores until Tuesday. UPS Access Points and Drop Boxes will not be serviced on Monday.
FedEx – No FedEx Express delivery and pick-up. FedEx Ground and Home Delivery are operational (pick-ups may be limited in some areas). FedEx Office locations will operate with modified hours. Drop Boxes will not be serviced on Monday.
DHL Express – No package pick-up and delivery. DHL-owned offices will be closed.
Fulfillment Centers – Many third-party fulfillment centers (3PL) may be operational on Monday, but due to pick-up limitations by carriers, most shipments probably won’t leave the facilities until Tuesday.
Amazon – Amazon deliveries will vary depending on carriers (see above). Most shipments delivered by Amazon vans and contractor services should be on schedule for Monday delivery.
Government Agencies – Most local, state, and federal government offices and services will be closed.
Banks and Financial Institutions – Most retail locations, corporate offices, and phone customer service will be closed. In addition, electronic money transfers (except for wire transfers) will be credited and debited on Tuesday or Wednesday. Check with your financial institution for details.
Retail Stores, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Services – Some retailers and services may have closed on Sunday for Independence Day, but most should be open on Monday. Retailers that act as access points for UPS and FedEx, including mailbox and shipping centers, should be open. However, pick-ups from carriers will typically be on Tuesday.
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Richard is co-founder of eSeller365. He has over 17 years of experience on eBay which includes tens of thousands of sales to buyers in over 100 countries and even has experience with eBay’s VeRO program enforcing intellectual property rights for a former employer. And for about two years Richard sold products on Amazon using Amazon FBA in the US.
To “relax” from the daily business grind, for a few weekends a year, he also works for IMSA as a professional race official.