Christmas 2017: Posting deadlines

Christmas posting deadline 2017

Published in Deadlines

It’s now just a matter of weeks until Christmas, so we’ve put together a list of those all important last posting dates for guaranteed delivery before Christmas.

Deadlines for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery in the UK

Royal Mail

Tuesday 19 December: Royal Mail 48
Wednesday 20 December: Royal Mail Tracked 48, Royal Mail 24
Thursday 21 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed, Royal Mail Tracked 24
Friday 22 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranateed

Parcelforce

Wednesday 20 December: express48, express48large (delivered 22 December)
Thursday 21 December: express24, express9, express10, expressAM, expressPM (delivered 22 December)
Friday 22 December: express24 (delivered 23 December +£9)

MyHermes

Sunday 19 December: last day to book next-day courier collection for Christmas delivery
Monday 18 December: last day parcels can be dropped off at a ParcelShop for Christmas delivery.

International posting deadlines for Christmas 2017

Friday 8 November
Parcelforce globalvalue: USA & Canada

Monday 20 November - Thursday 14 December
Parcelforce globalvalue: Rest of Europe & rest of the world

Thursday 30 November - Friday 15 December
Parcelforce globalpriority: Rest of Europe & rest of world

Friday 1 December - Tuesday 19 December
Parcelforce globalexpress: Eastern Europe & rest of the world

Saturday 2 December
Royal Mail International Standard and all International Tracking and Signature services: Africa, Middle East

Wednesday 6 December
Royal Mail: Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday 7 December
Royal Mail: Carribean, Central and South America

Saturday 9 December
Royal Mail: Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Monday 11 December - Thursday 14 December
Parcelforce globalvalue: Western Europe

Wednesday 13 December
Royal Mail: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Thursday 14 December
Royal Mail: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Parcelforce globalpriority: USA & Canada

Thursday 14 December - Friday 15 December
Parcelforce globalpriority: Western Europe

Friday 15 December
Royal Mail: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland.

Saturday 16 December
Royal Mail: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg.

Monday 18 December
Parcelforce globalexpress: Western Europe

Tuesday 19 December
Parcelforce globalexpress: USA & Canada

Wednesday 20 December
Parcelforce irelandexpress: Republic of Ireland

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