Don’t leave it ‘til the last minute: Christmas Last Posting Dates

Don’t leave it ‘til the last minute: Christmas Last Posting Dates

Christmas is approaching, and now is the perfect time to suggest to customers to post their presents and cards as early as possible to avoid disappointment. However, inevitably there will be many who leave it until the last minute, and so we have put together some social media posts that you can share to let customers know when the last posting dates before Christmas are.

We also spoke to branches earlier in the year to find out their top tips for a great Christmas.

Royal Mail UK Service
Tuesday 18th December 2nd class
Royal Mail Signed For 2nd class
Thursday 20th December 1st class
Royal Mail Signed For 1st class
Royal Mail Tracked 48
Friday 21st December Royal Mail Tracked 24
Saturday 22nd December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed
Royal Mail International Standard (airmail) & International Tracking Signature Services
Last Posting Date Location
Tuesday 4th December Africa, Middle East
Friday 7th December Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia)
Saturday 8th December Caribbean, Central & South America
Monday 10th December Australia, New Zealand, Greece & Turkey
Friday 14th December USA, Canada, Poland, Czech Republic & Italy
Saturday 15th December Finland, Sweden
Monday 17th December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain & Switzerland
Tuesday 18th December Republic of Ireland, France, Belgium & Luxembourg
Royal Mail International Economy
Last Posting Date Location
Friday 28th September Australia, New Zealand & all other non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA & Canada)
Saturday 29th September Middle East & Far East (except Hong Kong & Singapore) and Iceland
Saturday 13th October USA, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong & Singapore
Saturday 3rd November Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta & Iceland
Saturday 17th November Western Europe
HM Forces Mail (BFPO)
Monday 26th November Operational HM Forces
Friday 14th December Static HM Forces
Parcelforce Worldwide International globalexpress
Monday 17th December Europe, USA, Canada & Rest of the world
Parcelforce Worldwide International irelandexpress
Wednesday 19th December Republic of Ireland

Click here to find out more information on last posting dates for international and other services.

Post #1:

Loved ones in Africa or the Middle East? Avoid the Christmas rush & post early – the last posting date is 4 December
#postearly #beatthexmasrush #christmasposting #postoffice

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Post #2:

Don’t leave it until the last minute – post early. For more info https://bit.ly/2io4Olu

#postearly #christmasposting #postoffice

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Post #3:

Sending Xmas cards and presents internationally? Don’t leave it til the last minute #postearly #christmasposting #postoffice

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As Christmas is a time when many people come through the doors for the first or only time a year, it is essential that they leave with the best possible impression of the Post Office.

There’s still time for a refresher on getting the basics right – sign in to see all the resources from the mails workshops held in September and October, and for ideas of activities to help team get ready for Christmas.