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Last Royal Mail Posting Dates Christmas 2021

Last Royal Mail Posting Dates Christmas 2021

Last royal mail posting dates Christmas 2021 have apparently been released by royal mail – not! we got a little flyer through the door, from royal mail stating we had 15 weeks until Christmas, so view last royal mail posting dates 2021 by visiting their QR code

nope – just a marketing plan sign up thinggy, so a quick google, showed a page which looked promising until you clicked the link and it showed the last royal mail posting dates Christmas 2021…..wait for it 2020

so based on 2020 last royal mail posting dates for christmas, we’ve released our last christmas posting dates schedule

XOandQuin.co.uk, XOandQuin Etsy and XOandQuin Ebay will close on Thursday December 16th – schools kick out on Friday December 17th and we fully plan to make use of the full week off leading up to christmas!

XOandQuin’s Last Royal Mail Posting Dates Christmas 2021

XOandQuin.co.uk, XOandQuin Etsy and XOandQuin Ebay will close on Thursday December 16th
schools kick out on Friday December 17th and we fully plan to make use of the full week off leading up to christmas.

Monday November 01st
last posting date for uk royal mail 1st class and last royal mail 2nd class postage
this service will be replaced with Tracked24 and Tracked 48 services only until Thursday December 16th.

last international standard posting date
this service will be replaced with royal mail tracked international 

Monday November 29th
last usa posting date for orders with royal mail international tracked. cut off 2pm GMT – UPS will remain, last ups usa christmas posting date TBC

Thursday December 17th
last orders at the bar….only amazon uk prime and amazon usa prime will remain open. this is to allow us enough time to ensure we can replace any missing orders before the big day

xoandquin.co.uk currently only ship to the EU on request

XOandQuin’s suggested last royal mail posting dates christmas 2021 for small businesses

these suggestions are based on last year’s posting dates, until last royal mail posting dates christmas 2021 are released by royal mail, this is to enable you to decide when to post/cut off

XOandQuin have estimated the dates that will be released as the last royal mail posting dates christmas 2021, followed by our recommendation below in italic, based on previous experience.

XOandQuin recommend that royal mail 1st and 2nd class untracked services (including delivery confirmation and OBA 48 and 24), you allow up to 10 working days. we estimate a 60-70% valid tracking rate on the door step for 2d barcodes and 48/24

XOandQuin experience an average success rate of 90% with royal mail guaranteed next day service, so do not offer this option, we only guarantee week day delivery with UPS.

UK suggested last royal mail posting dates christmas 2021

Monday December 20th – last royal mail 2nd class posting date
monday december 13th, which allows 10 working days. however as late as friday december 17th if you don’t need to guarantee it’s arrival

Tuesday December 21st – last royal mail 1st class and tracked48
monday december 13th, which allows 10 working days. however as late as friday december 18th if you don’t need to guarantee it’s arrival

Wednesday December 22nd – last royal mail tracked24 and special delivery guaranteed
monday december 20th, xoandquin will be shipping tracked24 parcels as replacements for replacement items until wednesday 22nd. our last royal mail collection service will be on wendesday december 22nd.

xoandquin do not use royal mail special delivery at all, as the royal mail delivery rate falls short of our expectations which causes customer disappointment.

International suggested last royal mail posting dates christmas 2021

international last royal mail posting dates christmas 2020

 

this table shows the last royal mail posting dates christmas 2020 international delivery, they will be pretty similar (or next working day for 2021)

based on our experience, non-peak delivery times with royal mail international standard and international tracked international* transit times:

canada & new zealand – up to 30 working days
australia, other european and rest of the world – up to 21 working days (royal mail often also have a habit of sending australia mail to austria)
usa – xoandquin generally advise usa customers that transit time is 10-15 working days, mail can however arrive in as few as 5-7. we would advise allowing 21 working days.

main eu countries – this is totally uncharted due to brexit, ioss and import duties and charges, allow up to 15-30 working days, strongly recommend only sending tracked or with a courier and appropriate insurance

*please note that tracked does not speed up the transit time of your delivery, it merely provides end to end tracking, however when mail arrives in it’s destination country it is passed to the local carrier, which may or may not be able to provide accurate tracking. in some instances where mail has been returned or refused, due to duty you may find tracking has halted completely and a parcel will arrive a few months later back with you.

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