Christmas is approaching fast and the Royal Mail doesn't want to leave you unprepared. Here is a short guide to final postal dates this December to guarantee your gifts will arrive in time for celebrations on the 25th:
Royal Mail Recommended UK Inland Services:
Thursday 19th December: 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Deliveries
Monday 21st December: 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Deliveries
Royal Mail Recommended International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (formerly Airsure® and International Signed For®):
|Final Delivery Date||Country/ Region|
|Friday 4th December||Africa, Middle East|
|Monday 7th December||Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia)|
|Tuesday 8th December||Caribbean, Central & South America|
|Thursday 10th December||Greece, Australia, New Zealand|
|Monday 14th December||Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland|
|Tuesday 15th December||Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA|
|Wednesday 16th December||Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain|
|Thursday 17th December||France|
|Friday 18th December||Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland|
For further details on final Royal Mail posting dates, including contract surface air lift and HM Forces Mail, have a look here.
How does this relate to Postboxed?
We will deliver all of our letterbox friendly gifts in line with the Royal Mail's recommendations, with final Christmas deliveries going out at 5pm on the 21st of December. This means that you will have to place you order before 2pm on the 21st for us to wrap it up and get it out on time. We therefore recommend that you pre-order and choose when you want us to ship your gifts (more details on our How We Work page).
If you are running late, we will still take orders up until 11.55pm on the 22nd of December. The Royal Mail cannot guaranteed these gifts will arrive in time for Christmas.
With all of this in mind, we recommend that you plan ahead and start shopping!