Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2018

 

Christmas is on the frost-speckled horizon, which means the time has once again come to start sending gifts far and wide – to friends, family and loved ones. Navigating the rush of the Christmas post can be tricky; that’s why we’ve pulled together all the information you could possibly need regarding Christmas posting dates.

So, if you haven’t started your festive shopping yet, knowing our couriers' last posting dates for Christmas delivery is a must!

Last Post for Christmas: Save the Dates!

As always, we’ve produced a comprehensive list of all the Xmas posting dates for you to stick in your calendar. For all the latest carrier and service information on last posting dates, keep an eye on Parcel2Go.com, which will be updated regularly throughout the festive period.

 

Ways to send

Both collection and drop-off courier services are available in the run up to Christmas. However, since courier networks experience an extra surge of deliveries in December, collection times can sometimes be affected.

To ensure you make the last day for Christmas post, get you parcels to the courier in plenty of time on the day. We advise selecting a drop-off service for your Christmas delivery.

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What’s the Last Day for Christmas Post?

Let’s face it, some of us just aren’t great at planning ahead.

Luckily, we offer a range of express and timed delivery services in the weeks running up to Christmas. This way, if you find that time is running out, you can book a speedier service to ensure your loved ones don’t miss out on Christmas morning.

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Live Help Opening Hours
Christmas Eve Close at 17:00
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Thursday 27th December Open at 07:00 - 24hrs
Friday 28th December Regular 24 hour service
Saturday 29th December Regular 24 hour service
Sunday 30th December Regular 24 hour service
New Years Eve Close at 17:00
New Years Day Closed
Wednesday 2nd January Open at 07:00 - 24hrs
Thursday 3rd January Regular 24 hour service

We Beat Royal Mail Christmas Posting Dates and Prices!

We Beat Royal Mail Christmas Posting Dates and Prices!

Left it until the last minute? Need to get a gift to a loved one overseas and in a hurry? Look no further than Parcel2Go. Not only are our services significantly cheaper than either the Royal Mail or the Post Office, our last posting dates are later too!

See for Yourself

Below, we’ve compared Royal Mail's last posting dates to those offered on Parcel2Go.com. Offering more flexibility and later last postage dates to the sender, Parcel2Go gives you more time to get your last-minute Christmas shopping done.

Compare International Pricing

Country Parcel2Go Price Royal Mail Price* Saving
Russia £25.10 £45.45 44%
Philippines £28.11 £53.50 47%
India £16.69 £67.10 75%
Australia £21.09 £53.50 60%
Greece £17.15 (exc VAT) £41.10 58%
New Zealand £28.65 £53.50 46%
Pakistan £21.70 £67.10 67%
Malaysia £18.51 £53.50 65%
China £27.85 £53.50 48%
Hungary £16.36 (exc VAT) £57.18 71%
USA £22.25 £47.35 53%
Canada £22.15 £47.35 53%
Poland £12.90 (exc VAT) £45.42 71%
Sweden £17.63 (exc VAT) £45.42 61%
Portugal £17.45 (exc VAT) £41.10 57%
UAE £14.83 £67.10 78%
Hong Kong £18.15 £53.50 66%
Italy £17.13 (exc VAT) £41.10 58%
Spain £17.45 (exc VAT) £41.10 57%
Germany £10.55 (exc VAT) £37.80 72%
Netherlands £13.85 (exc VAT) £36.54 62%
Belgium £12.75 (exc VAT) £36.54 65%
Ireland £11.35 (exc VAT) £16.68 32%
France £13.45 (exc VAT) £37.80 64%
Northern Ireland £8.55 (exc VAT) £12.12 29%

Compare International Last Posting Dates

Country Parcel2Go Royal Mail* Extra Days to Send
Russia 7th December 2018 7th December 2018 0
Philippines 13th December 2018 7th December 2018 6
India 14th December 2018 7th December 2018 7
Australia, New Zealand, Greece 17th December 2018 7th December 2018 10
Pakistan, Malaysia 17th December 2018 10th December 2018 7
China, Hungary 18th December 2018 7th December 2018 11
USA, Canada, Poland 18th December 2018 14th December 2018 4
Sweden 18th December 2018 15th December 2018 3
Portugal 18th December 2018 17th December 2018 1
UAE 19th December 2018 4th December 2018 15
Hong Kong 19th December 2018 7th December 2018 12
Italy 19th December 2018 14th December 2018 5
Spain 19th December 2018 17th December 2018 2
Germany, Netherlands 20th December 2018 17th December 2018 3
Belgium, Ireland, France 20th December 2018 18th December 2018 2
Northern Ireland 21st December 2018 18th December 2018 3

UK Last Posting Dates

Next Day Delivery

Service Date
Collect+ 18th December 2018
DPD Drop off 20th December 2018
UPS Access Point 21st December 2018
DX 24 20th December 2018
TNT UK Express 21st December 2018
Yodel 24 20th December 2018
UPS Next Day 21st December 2018
Parcelforce Express 24 Drop Off 21st December 2018
Parcelforce Express 24 21st December 2018
Parcelforce Express AM 21st December 2018
Parcelforce Multi 12 Noon 21st December 2018
TNT UK 10:00 Express 21st December 2018
TNT UK Saturday Express 21nd December 2018
TNT UK 09:00 Express 21st December 2018
Palletforce Next Day 21st December 2018
InPost 24 20th December 2018
Yodel Xpress Pack 24 20th December 2018
DHL 21st December 2018
UK Mail 21st December 2018
UPS by 12 pm 21st December 2018
Parcelforce Worldwide by 10 21st December 2018
Parcelforce Worldwide by 9 21st December 2018
Parcelforce Large 24 21st December 2018

2 Day Delivery

Service Date
MyHermes Parcelshop 18th December 2018
DX 48 19th December 2018
Yodel 48 19th December 2018
UPS Standard 20th December 2018
Parcelforce Express 48 Drop Off 20th December 2018
Parcelforce Express 48 20th December 2018
Parcelforce Large 20th December 2018
Palletforce 48 20th December 2018
InPost 48 19th December 2018
Yodel Xpress Pack 48 19th December 2018
TNT UK Standard 20th December 2018

3+ Day Delivery

Service Date
Hermes UK Economy 18th December 2018
Collect+ Ecomony 18th December 2018
Access Point to Access Point 19th December 2018
Yodel Northern Ireland 14th December 2018
Yodel Highlands & Islands 14th December 2018
Hermes Light & Large 18th December 2018
Letters and Small Parcels by Whistl 18th December 2018

Europe Last Posting Dates

Express

Service Date
TNT Express 20th December 2018
UPS Express Saver 20th December 2018
FX World Express 20th December 2018
UPS Express 20th December 2018
DPD Express Classic 20th December 2018

Economy

Service Date
DPD Drop off 18th December 2018
DPD European Classic 18th December 2018
UPS Access Point Euro 18th December 2018
UPS Standard 18th December 2018
Parcelforce Euro Priorty Drop 18th December 2018
Parcelforce Euro Priorty 18th December 2018
FX World Economy 19th December 2018
DPD Air Classic 14th December 2018
TNT Economy Express 19th December 2018

Super Economy

Service Date
MyHermes International 14th December 2018
Hermes International 14th December 2018
Asendia Drop Shop 11th December 2018
Asendia 11th December 2018
OCS Dropshop 11th December 2018
OCS 11th December 2018
Global Courier - Drop 11th December 2018
Global Courier 11th December 2018
Nightline 14th December 2018
Landmark Drop Shop 3rd December 2018
Landmark 1st December 2018
DPD Direct  14th December 2018
B2C Europe Collection 11th December 2018
B2C Europe Drop 11th December 2018

Non-European Last Posting Dates

Express

Service Dates
TNT Express 17th December 2018
UPS Express Saver 17th December 2018
FX World Express 17th December 2018
UPS Express 18th December 2018
UPS Access Point 18th December 2018
DPD Air Express 17th December 2018

Economy

Service Dates
DPD Drop off International 12th December 2018
Parcelforce Global Priorty 13th December 2018
Parcelforce Global Priorty Drop 13th December 2018
FX World Economy 13th December 2018
DPD Air Classic 13th December 2018
TNT Economy Express 13th December 2018
Direct Entry - Dropshop 13th December 2018

Super Economy

Service Last Posting Dates
Asendia Drop Shop 7th December 2018
Asendia 7th December 2018
OCS - Dropshop 11th December 2018
OCS 11th December 2018
Global Courier - Drop 7th December 2018
Global Courier 7th December 2018
Impact Express - Drop 7th December 2018
Impact Express 7th December 2018
Landmark Drop Shop 3rd December 2018
Landmark 3rd December 2018

If you need any more information about sending in time for Xmas, you can check out our support pages - there's sales tips and packaging advice galore - or alternatively get in touch with one of our online advisors at the Help Centre.

* Pricing and dates compared to ParcelForce Worldwide.


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