Royal Mail is doing its best to keep eCommerce sellers prepared for Christmas 2021 by announcing early what their recommended latest days for delivery in time for Christmas will be.
In previous years the term ‘For Guaranteed Christmas Delivery’ has been used however this year and understandably so, such language is not present. Whilst in the UK everything feels like it’s business as usual and things are returning to normal, there is still skepticism around the ongoing global shipping challenges as well as the potential for a resurgence of Covid-19.
You can see a full table of the services and the latest recommended postal dates below, but it is worth noting that these dates are subject to change due to the aforementioned challenges that could arise. We will do our best here at eSeller365 to keep you up to date with any changes in service level changes or interruptions announced by Royal Mail.
Royal Mail Latest Recommended Postal Dates For Christmas 2021
|Monday 13 September||All non-European destinations (except South Africa, Canada, Middle, and Far East, USA)|
|Friday 15 October||Middle and Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa|
|Monday 1 November||Canada and USA|
|Friday 26 November||Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey|
|Monday 29 November||Western Europe|
|International Standard and International Tracking and Signature Services|
|Wednesday 1 December||Caribbean|
|Monday 6 December||Australia and New Zealand|
|Wednesday 8 December||Africa, Central, and South America, Asia, Far and Middle East|
|Friday 10 December||Cyprus and Malta|
|Saturday 11 December||Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia), Turkey|
|Monday 13 December||Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA|
|Thursday 16 December||Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland|
|Saturday 18 December||Belgium, France, Luxembourg|
|UK Inland Services|
|Friday 17 December||Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy|
|Saturday 18 December||2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed For, Royal Mail 48®|
|Tuesday 21 December||1st Class, 1st Class Signed For, Royal Mail 24®, Royal Mail Tracked 48®|
|Wednesday 22 December||Royal Mail Tracked 24®|
|Thursday 23 December||Special Delivery Guaranteed®|
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