2021 Last Posting Dates for Christmas in the UK

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November 5, 2020

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One of the most crucial parts of holiday shipping preparation is knowing which carrier services to use and when. Accommodating last-minute shoppers is vital, and knowing which services are available until which dates is crucial for cart conversions. We’ve gathered the most popular carriers and their services into one blog. Make sure that your checkout options reflect these deadlines below. When a customer doesn’t receive their gift in time, you face more headaches than losing a sell.

Royal Mail Last Posting Dates for Christmas Delivery

Royal Mail Domestic Services

 Service Last Posting Date
 2nd Class; Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class Saturday 18 December 2021
 1st Class; Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class Tuesday 21 December 2021
 Royal Mail Tracked 48® Tuesday 21 December 2021
 Royal Mail Tracked 24® Wednesday 22 December 2021
 Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® Thursday 23 December 2021

For Royal Mail’s international deadlines, head here

Parcelforce Worldwide Last Posting Dates for Christmas Delivery (Estimated)

Parcelforce Worldwide UK Last Posting Dates

 Service Last Posting Date
Timed Services
Express 9, Express 10, Express AM, Express PM
Thursday 23 December 2021
Next Day Services
Express 24
Thursday 23 December 2021
 Two Day Services
Express 48, Express 48 Large
Wednesday 22 December 2021

Hermes Last Posting Dates for Christmas Delivery (estimated)

 Service Last Posting Date
 Last day for courier collection Monday 20 December 2021
 Last day for Standard Parcelshop drop-off Tuesday 21 December at 12:00pm 
 Last day for Next Day Parcelshop drop-off Wednesday 22 December at 12:00pm

DPD Last Posting Days

For DPD domestic parcels, the last collection date for delivery before Christmas Day would be Thursday 23rd December 2021. Parcels collected on Wednesday 23rd December would be due for delivery on Friday 24th December.

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