Last Posting Dates – Christmas 2013

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Christmas is just over a month away and sales are in full swing.  High streets are switching on their lights and Christmas trees appearing in people’s windows.

The key to a successful Christmas for online sellers is being prepared and planning well. To help sellers plan for the last few weeks of Christmas we have collated the last posting dates for the most popular services:

UK

ServiceDestinationLast Posting Date:
Royal Mail
2nd Class & 2nd Class Royal Mail signed forUK InlandWednesday 18th December
1st Class & 1st Class Royal Mail signed forUK InlandFriday 20th December
Royal Mail Special Delivery GuaranteedUK InlandFriday 23rd December
International AirmailAsia,
Far East (including Japan),
New Zealand
Wednesday 4th December
International AirmailAustraliaThursday 5th December
International AirmailAfrica, Caribbean,
Central
& South America,
Middle East
Friday 6th December
International AirmailCyprus, Eastern EuropeMonday 9th December
International AirmailCanada, France, Greece, PolandTuesday 10th December
International AirmailUSAFriday 13th December
International AirmailWestern Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)Saturday 14th December
Parcelforce
Next Day: Last CollectionUKMonday 23rd December
Next Day:Last DeliveryUKTuesday 24th December
Two Day Services: Last CollectionUKFriday 20th December
Two Day Services: Last DeliveryUKTuesday 24th December
Recommended Last SendUKFriday 20th December
City Link
Next Day: Last CollectionUKMonday 23rd December
Next Day: Last DeliveryUKTuesday 24th December
Post Services: Last CollectionUKThursday 19th December
Post Services: Last DeliveryUKMonday 23rd December

USA

ServiceDestinationLast Posting Date:
USPS
First Class MailUSAThursday 20th December
Priority MailUSAFriday 21st December
Priority Mail ExpressUSAFriday 23rd December
Standard PostUSASaturday 14th December
First Class Mail – International / Priority Mail – InternationalAfrica, Central & South AmericaMonday 2nd December
First Class Mail – InternationalAsia, Pacific Rim, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Middle EastMonday 9th December
Priority Mail – InternationalAsia, Pacific Rim, Australia, New ZealandMonday 9th December
Priority Mail – InternationalMexicoWednesday 11th December
Priority Mail – InternationalCanada, Caribbean, Europe, Middle EastThursday 12th December
Priority Mail Express – InternationalAfrica, Central & South AmericaTuesday 10th December
Priority Mail Express – InternationalAsia, Pacific Rim, Australia, New Zealand, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Middle EastSaturday 14th December
Priority Mail Express – InternationalCanadaMonday 16th December
Global Express Guaranteed- InternationalAsia, Pacific Rim, Australia, New Zealand, Middle EastMonday 16th December
Global Express Guaranteed- InternationalAfricaTuesday 17th December
Global Express Guaranteed- InternationalCaribbean, Central & South America, Mexico, EuropeWednesday 18th December
Global Express Guaranteed- InternationalCanadaThursday 19th December
FedEx
Fed-Ex Same DayUSAWednesday 25th December
Fed-Ex First Overnight / Fed-Ex Priority Overnight / Fed-Ex Standard OvernightUSAWednesday 23rd December
Fed-Ex 2 day servicesUSASaturday 20th December
Fed-Ex International Next FlightCanada & MexicoMonday 23rd December
Fed-Ex International First / Fed-Ex International PriorityCanadaSaturday 21st December
Fed-Ex International First / Fed-Ex International PriorityMexicoFriday 20th December