Royal Mail Issues Revised Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2022

Royal Mail Strike

The Royal Mail has issued revised last posting dates for Christmas 2022. The revised dates have been brought forward in line with the expected disruption to postal services due to planned strike action organised by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on 9, 11, 14 and 15 December, 2022.

The new last posting dates for Christmas 2022 are:

Wednesday, 7 December

Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy

Monday, 12 December

2nd Class

2nd Class Signed For

Royal Mail 48®

Friday, 16 December

1st Class

1st Class Signed For

Royal Mail 24®

Royal Mail Tracked 48®**

Monday, 19 December

Royal Mail Tracked 24®**

Wednesday, 21 December

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** Royal Mail Tracked 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48® are not available to purchase at Post Office® branches.

Beat the Festive Rush

With Christmas mail already piling up at sorting centres, the Royal Mail recommends that sellers beat the festive rush and get all of their letters and parcels in the post on time.

If the stress of getting your Christmas 2022 orders out on time keeps you awake at night, eBay has published specific advice about managing orders during the Royal Mail Industrial Action, including discounted offers from Evri and DPD for sellers who buy postage labels from eBay.