When is the last christmas posting dates for 2018

2018-12-03 09:46:07

Published on 2018-12-03 09:46:07

Find out here how long you've got to post your Christmas parcels. Helpful information to make this Christmas the best one yet and how late you can leave your online shopping.

Beat the festive rush and get all your letters and parcels in the post on time.

The countdown to Christmas Day has started now we are in December. So as usual the rush is here to ensure cards and parcels arrive on time to everyone before Christmas arrives.

Whether you’re posting to anywhere, we’ve listed the final Royal Mail posting dates below to help you avoid last-minute delivery disappointment.

Last recommended Christmas posting dates for the UK In the table below are the last posting dates released by the Royal Mail. Generally courier and delivery companies have posting dates dependent on the drivers and company policies.

Check them out individually, depending on what you are posting and speed of service you want to pay for. The later you leave it the less time and more expensive the parcels will get.

Royal Mail has released some simple tips to help smooth out the lines and postage queues so that your parcels and letters arrive safely:

Properly wrap your parcel before going to the post office Clearly label your parcels or cards.

Always include a postcode and a return address.

Check the size and weight of your item before you post, so you know how much you can expect to pay bring the correct postage with you.

Last international posting dates for Christmas 2018 All of the international economy posting dates have already passed. However, the last posting dates for standard, tracking and signature services are yet to come.

Latest Recommended Posting Dates

Beat the festive rush and get all your letters and parcels in the post on time.

Tuesday 18 December

2nd Class Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class

Thursday 20 December 1st Class Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class Royal Mail Tracked 48®*

Friday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 24®*

Saturday 22 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Christmas online shopping

With a lot of us opting to order our gifts online, it great to know the last dates that you can order from some of the big retailers.

Not only do the dates vary, but the cost of each type of shipping will be dependent on the retailer. To make sure you get a good experience shopping online this Christmas make sure you check and compare to keep you ahead of the posting game this Christmas thanks to internet-ink.

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