Since our last communication there have been changes announced by UK overnight carriers to their last collection dates for pre-Christmas deliveries. This takes into account recent weather conditions, the latest weather forecasts, Royal Mail strikes, and the increased pressure on capacity both at sort centres and on vehicles for UK delivery alternatives such as DPD, DX, Evri and DHL.

The latest recommended final collection days below do not however guarantee delivery before Christmas:


Royal Mail

RM Tracked 48

RM Tracked 24



Next Day


Friday 16th December

Monday 19th December


Expresspak, Parcel


Next Day


Wednesday 21st December




Next Day


Tuesday 20th December

The impact on your UK deliveries may mean that transit times are currently longer and tracking is less accurate due to scans not being undertaken as frequently to avoid further delays to parcels. Mobile phone numbers and email addresses for the parcel recipient from you will be vital to enable your customer to be updated and to enable them to manage their delivery.

Please contact if you need any further information or more specific advice.