Last Posting Dates Christmas 2020

The Royal Mail are seeing a vast number of parcels hitting the system this means items are in some cases taking a lot longer to travel to customers.

For UK guaranteed Xmas delivery please use:
-UPS courier until 12 Midday Monday 21st December
-RM Special Delivery option before 15:30 Tuesday 22nd December (RM released a statement saying they can’t guarantee items shipped on 23rd will arrive on 24th so we have had to change the last posting date to the 22nd).


Royal Mail UK Last Shipping Dates

Please note these are estimates only and are not guaranteed. The Royal Mail experience such high demand at this time of year that they do end up falling behind in some cases. We would recommend the UPS courier option for guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas or Royal Mail Special Next Day delivery.

Friday 18 December 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Monday 21 December 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
and Royal Mail Tracked 48*
Tuesday 22 December Royal Mail Tracked 24*
Wednesday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed – use this service for Christmas delivery

International Royal Mail (will not reach you by Christmas)

Please note these are estimates only and are not guaranteed. We would recommend using the DHL express option if available.

Friday 4 December Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and
South America, Far and Middle East
Thursday 10 December Canada, Cyprus, Malta
Friday 11 December Greece, Eastern Europe
(except Czech Republic, Poland and
Slovakia) and Turkey
Saturday 12 December Czech Republic, Finland,
Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

UK UPS (1 to 2 day courier)

21st December

Parcelforce International (will not reach you by Christmas)

Parcelforce are not able to action same day collection from our offices, this means items are being collected two days after we put them on the system, this naturally will result in a longer traveling time to the destination.

DHL Express

  • Europe – 20 December
  • USA, Canada & Mexico – 19 December
  • Rest of World – 18 December