Christmas 2018 Posting Guide

With Christmas just around the corner, we have complied a guide to sending your Christmas gifts around the world.

During the Christmas period the couriers will be putting on extra staff and working longer hours to minimalise failed collections and delays, caused by increased levels of parcel traffic within their networks.

Our couriers advised collections times are between 8am and 6pm, however these times may be extended during the festive period.

We are unable to specify any collection times with the couriers.

We understand that waiting in for a courier is not for everyone. Our drop off services are perfect for busy people on the go as there is no waiting in required. Simply book online, print off your labels and drop your goods off at your closest drop off point.

Packaging Advice
Often at Christmas we see items travelling wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper. Paper can easily become ripped in transit, causing items to fall out of the parcel or the labels to come off, causing items to become lost in transit.

We advise that items should be boxed using a strong corrugated box, with sufficient internal packaging to stop movement within the parcel, this can be in the form of expanded polystyrene corners, polystyrene chips, polyethylene foam and bubble plastic.

For further packaging advise please visit our Packing Advice page.

Prohibited Items
Perfumes, aftershaves, and toys with batteries are all great Christmas gifts, however they are prohibited with our couriers and can not be sent.

Please ensure that you check our Prohibited Goods page for what can and can not be sent.

 

Last Christmas Posting Dates

Please see our advised last posting dates below, please send your goods in plenty of time to ensure delivery before Christmas:

Last posting dates for UK shipments

Drop Off Services

 

Collection Services

Advised Transit Time

Service Name

Last Sending Date

Advised Transit Time

Service Name

Last Sending Date

Next Working Day

 

 

 

 

InPost 24

20/12/2018

Next Working Day

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

DHL Domestic Express

21/12/2018

Post Office Drop Off Next Working Day Delivery

21/12/2018

DHL Domestic Express Before 12am

21/12/2018

Post Office Drop Off Delivery By Midday

21/12/2018

DHL Domestic Express Before 9am

21/12/2018

Post Office Drop Off Delivery By 10am

21/12/2018

Parcelforce 24 

21/12/2018

Post Office Drop Off Delivery By 9am

21/12/2018 

 Parcelforce 24 Large

21/12/2018 

  


 


 


 

TNT Express 24

21/12/2018

TNT Express Before Noon

21/12/2018

TNT Express Before 10am

21/12/2018

TNT Express Before 9am

21/12/2018

TNT Express 24 Saturday Delivery

21/12/2018

 

 

2-3 Working Days


 

 

CollectPlus Standard

19/12/2018

 

 

2-3 Working Days 

Parcelforce 48

20/12/2018

CollectPlus Standard Signed For

19/12/2018

Parcelforce 48 Large

20/12/2018

InPost 48

18/12/2018

 

Post Office Drop Off Two Working Days Delivery

20/12/2018

 

3-5 Working days

 

CollectPlus Economy

17/12/2018

 







CollectPlus Economy Signed For

17/12/2018

 

Last posting dates for European shipments

Drop Off Services

 

Collection Services

Advised Transit Time

Service Name

Last Sending Date

Advised Transit Time

Service Name

Last Sending Date

   

1-2 Working Days 


 

DHL Express

20/12/2018

 TNT Global Express

20/12/2018

 

 3-5 Working Days

 

 

DPD European Post Office Drop Off

14/12/2018 

 

 3-5 Working Days 

 

 

DHL Euro Plus 

14/12/2018

Parcelforce Europe Post Office Drop Off 

14/12/2018

Parcelforce Europe 

14/12/2018

Parcelforce European Post Office Drop Off

14/12/2018

Parcelforce European

14/12/2018

 

TNT Economy

14/12/2018

 

13-20 Working Days


 


 

CollectPlus Landmark Super Saver Drop Off

22/11/2018

 

13-20 Working Days

Landmark Economy Super Saver

22/11/2018

InPost Landmark Economy Super Saver Drop Off

22/11/2018

 

Landmark Economy Super Saver Drop Off

22/11/2018

 

 

Last posting dates for International shipments

Drop Off Services

 

Collection Services

Advised Transit Time

Service Name

Last Sending Date

Advised Transit Time

Service Name

Last Sending Date

   

2-7 Working Days

DHL Express 

11/12/2018 

TNT Global Express

11/12/2018 

 

5-7 Working Days

Parcelforce International Drop Off

11/12/2018

 

5-7 Working Days

Parcelforce International

11/12/2018 

 

4-10 Working Days

DPD Air Classic Drop Off

06/12/2018 

   
 

7-10 Working Days

Parcelforce Mailhouse Drop Off

06/12/2018 

 

 7-10 Working days


 

Parcelforce Mailhouse

06/12/2018 

 

TNT Economy Express

06/12/2018 

 

13-20 Working Days


 


 

CollectPlus Landmark Super Saver Drop Off

22/11/2018 

 

13-20 Working Days

Landmark Economy Super Saver 

22/11/2018 

InPost Landmark Economy Super Saver Drop Off

22/11/2018 

 

Landmark Economy Super Saver Drop Off

22/11/2018