Due to COVID more businesses than ever are experiencing Christmas selling online and ensuring your products get to your customers on time can really make or break your Christmas trading as every package that misses the big day is a potential return and refund in the new year!
It’s more important than ever to point out the Royal Mail advertised last postage dates are by no means guaranteed, and you really should get everything out as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you’re informing your customers of the dates it’s good practice to ensure you tell customers these dates are recommendations only.
It’s also important to remember when advertising your Christmas postal schedule, you should calculate your last ordering date so you know you have time to process the order and get it packed and shipped before the last shipping day, because I assure you, if you say the last posting day is Monday 21st December, someone will order at 23:50 on Monday 21st December and expect it to be with them on time for Christmas!
So with that in mind here are the last posting dates for Christmas 2020 advertised by Royal Mail:
- Royal Mail 2nd Class & 2nd Class Signed For – Friday 18 December
- Royal Mail 1st Class & 1st Class Signed For – Monday 21 December
- Royal Mail Special Delivery– Wednesday 23 December
And if you like paying more for your parcels than you could be, last posting dates for Christmas 2020 advertised by Parcelforce are:
- Parcelforce Worldwide express48, express48 large – Tuesday 22 December
- Parcelforce Worldwide express24, – Wednesday 23 December