Last Posting Dates 2023

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2023

To ensure your parcels arrive in time for Christmas, book by 20th December for collection on 21st December. Or for drop off services, drop your parcel off before 11am on 21st December to guarantee your Christmas gifts arrive on time.

Find the last posting dates for all couriers below to make sure your letters and parcels are delivered in time for Christmas 2023 with Parcel2Go!

We’ve been working hard with our couriers to bring you the most up-to-date information on Christmas delivery dates for both UK and international shipping. Find last posting dates for the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World in our handy tables.

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P2G Top Tips:
We are working hard with couriers to make sure services are operating as smooth as possible. Keep up to date on service times here and we will continue to update the information on this page regularly throughout the Christmas period. We suggest sending as soon as you can to guarantee your parcel arrives on time.

Last Posting Dates in the UK

Next Day Delivery

Service Date
UPS Express Saver® by 12pm 21/12/2023
UPS Express® by 10.30am 21/12/2023
UPS Access Point 21/12/2023
FedEx Next Day Drop Off & Collection 21/12/2023
DHL UK 21/12/2023
Evri ParcelShop Next Day 21/12/2023
Evri Postable Next Day 21/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide Express 24 Drop Off & Collection 21/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide Express AM 21/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide Multi 12 Noon 21/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide by 10am 21/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide by 9am 21/12/2023
Royal Mail 24 Tracked Small Drop Off & Collection 21/12/2023
Royal Mail 24 Tracked Medium Drop Off & Collection 21/12/2023
DPD Collection 20/12/2023
DPD Drop Off 20/12/2023
DPD Pickup 20/12/2023
DX24 15/12/2023

2 Day Delivery

Service Date
UPS Standard 20/12/2023
FedEx UK Drop Off 20/12/2023
FedEx Economy - Collection 20/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide Express 48 Drop Off & Collection 20/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide Large 48 20/12/2023
Evri ParcelShop 20/12/2023
Evri ParcelShop Postable 20/12/2023
Royal Mail 48 Tracked Small Drop Off & Collection 20/12/2023
Royal Mail 48 Tracked Medium Drop Off & Collection 20/12/2023
Yodel Direct 19/12/2023
InPost Lockers 19/12/2023
DX48 15/12/2023

3+ Day Delivery

Service Date
Evri Collection 19/12/2023
Evri Collection Postable 19/12/2023
Evri Light and Large 19/12/2023
Yodel Direct Economy 18/12/2023
Yodel Direct NI 18/12/2023
Whistl 14/12/2023
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Last Posting Dates in the UK

If you plan to use a collection service, please book your collection the day before the last posting date shown. For drop off services, make sure it is dropped off by the time stated by each courier to be sure your parcel is delivered on time.

Whether you need to know the last first class post before Christmas UK or the last date for second class post in the UK, we’ve got all bases covered. We offer a range of next day, express and other timed delivery services in the weeks running up to the end of 2023.

P2G Top Tips:

If you need urgent parcel delivery in the run up to the festive period, we advise using UPS and FedEx to have your parcel delivered in 1-3 days without delays.

Europe Last Posting Dates

Express

Service Date
UPS Access Point™ 21/12/2023
UPS Express® 19/12/2023
DPD Air Express 18/12/2023
DPD Drop Off Express 18/12/2023
FedEx International Priority® 18/12/2023
UPS Express Saver® 16/12/2023
TNT Express 16/12/2023
FedEx International Priority® Drop Off 16/12/2023

Economy

Service Date
Evri Ireland Economy Parcelshop 16/12/2023
DPD Drop Off Ireland 15/12/2023
DPD Ireland 15/12/2023
DPD Pickup Europe 15/12/2023
DPD Classic European 14/12/2023
DPD Drop Off Europe 14/12/2023
FedEx International Economy® 14/12/2023
FedEx Regional Economy® Drop Off 13/12/2023
UPS Access Point Euro™ 13/12/2023
DPD Air Classic 13/12/2023
DPD Tracked Mail Drop off 13/12/2023
FedEx Regional Economy® 13/12/2023
UPS Standard® 13/12/2023
FedEx International Economy® DropOff 13/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked Drop Off & Collection 13/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed Drop Off & Collection 13/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed Large Letter Drop Off 13/12/2023
Royal Mail International Large Letter Tracked Drop Off & Collection 13/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed Heavier Drop Off & Collection 13/12/2023
DPD Air Classic 12/12/2023
DPD Drop Off International 12/12/2023
TNT Economy Express 08/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide - Channel Islands 07/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide - Euro Economy 06/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide - Euro Economy Drop Shop 06/12/2023
Evri Europe Economy Parcelshop 01/12/2023
Evri International Economy Parcelshop 01/12/2023

Super Economy

Service Date
Evri International Collection 06/12/2023
Evri Ireland Collection 06/12/2023
Evri Europe Collection 06/12/2023
Landmark Collection 04/12/2023
Landmark Drop Shop 04/12/2023
Evri International Parcelshop 01/12/2023
Evri Ireland Parcelshop 01/12/2023
Evri Europe Parcelshop 01/12/2023

Rest of the World Last Posting Dates

Express

Service Date
UPS Access Point™ 21/12/2023
UPS Express® 19/12/2023
DPD Air Express 18/12/2023
DPD Drop Off Express 18/12/2023
FedEx International Priority® 18/12/2023
UPS Express Saver® 16/12/2023
TNT Express 16/12/2023
FedEx International Priority® Drop Off 16/12/2023

Economy

Service Date
FedEx International Economy® 14/12/2023
FedEx Regional Economy® Drop Off 13/12/2023
Parcelforce - Global Priority Drop Shop 13/12/2023
Parcelforce Worldwide - Global Priority 13/12/2023
DPD Tracked Mail Drop off 13/12/2023
FedEx Regional Economy® 13/12/2023
UPS Standard® 13/12/2023
FedEx International Economy® DropOff 13/12/2023
DPD Air Classic 12/12/2023
DPD Drop Off International 12/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked Drop Off & Collection 11/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed Drop Off & Collection 11/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed Large Letter Drop Off 11/12/2023
Royal Mail International Large Letter Tracked Drop Off & Collection 11/12/2023
Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed Heavier Drop Off & Collection 11/12/2023
TNT Economy Express 08/12/2023
Evri International Economy Parcelshop 01/12/2023

Super Economy

Service Date
Evri International Collection 06/12/2023
Landmark Collection 04/12/2023
Landmark Drop Shop 04/12/2023
Evri International Parcelshop 01/12/2023
Canada Post via Landmark Drop Off & Collection 01/12/2023
Landmark Canada Post Heavy 01/12/2023
Landmark Global World Heavy 01/12/2023
Global Packet Drop Shop & Collection 22/11/2023
Global Parcel Drop Shop & Collection 22/11/2023

Recommended International Posting Dates

If you're leaving it late but still want to send gifs your loved ones overseas, you're in safe hands with Parcel2Go! The last shipping to popular destinations such as USA, Australia and Canada is the 21st December. Any shipment made overseas after this date will be delivered after Christmas, so it's important to always leave plenty of time for your gifts to arrive!

Wondering what the last shipping date is for a specific country? Get a quote with Parcel2Go, choose from our variety of international shipping services and see how quickly we can send your parcels across the world!

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Avoid Delays to Your Delivery

Getting your parcels to their destination safely and on time is our top priority.
Make sure you ship before last posting dates 2023 and avoid any unnecessary delays by:

Packaging Your Items

Make sure your xmas post is packaged correctly to avoid damage.

Enter the Correct Delivery Details

Be sure to label your parcel clearly, including postcode and a return address.

Getting Your Postage Right

The cost of postage depends on the size of your item, so check the size and weight before you post.

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Use Collection & Avoid the Queues

If you're in a rush to post a parcel in time for Christmas, avoid the queues and delays by using one of our collection services. We can have your parcel collected from your home or office.

Unlike with drop-off services, door to door delivery means there's no need to leave the house or the office to have your parcel dispatched.

Book your parcel collection to stay ahead of last posting dates 2023.

Top Tips for Posting Before Going Away

If you're planning on being away for the festive period and in a rush to send your last posting dates parcels, you have a few options:

Use an express service to guarantee that your parcels get to their destination by the next day.
If you’re travelling to another area in the UK, don’t worry. You can drop off your parcel at a number of locations throughout the country.
Rebook your collection if you're going to miss your parcel delivery to a time that suits you better.
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Live Help Opening Hours

LIVE HELP OPENING HOURS
Christmas Eve Close at 17:00 p.m
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wednesday 27th December Open at 7:00 a.m
Thursday 28th December Regular 24 hour service
Friday 29th December Regular 24 hour service
Saturday 30th December Regular 24 hour service
New Years Eve Close at 17:00 p.m
New Years Day Closed
Tuesday 2nd January Open at 7:00 a.m
Wednesday 3rd January Regular 24 hour service

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