Royal Mail's Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2017

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Be prepared for the Christmas rush this year, and make sure your customers know when your last ordering and shipping dates are.

To help you on your way we've compiled a handy guide to Royal Mail's last posting dates for 2017 to ensure your customers get their deliveries before Christmas.

If you haven't already, why not add these dates to your website? Knowing when they can expect to receive their goods from you can help customers make informed buying decisions.


UK Inland Services

  • Wednesday 20 December - 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class
  • Thursday 21 December - 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
  • Thursday 21 December - Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
  • Friday 22 December - Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed


HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office® (BFPO)

  • Monday 27 November - International standard to operational HM Forces Mail
  • Monday 11 December - International standard to static HM Forces Mail


International Standard and all International Tracking and Signature Services 

  • Saturday 2 December - Africa Middle East
  • Wednesday 6 December - Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • Thursday 7 December - Caribbean, Central and South America
  • Saturday 9 December - Greece, Australia, Turkey and New Zealand
  • Wednesday 13 December - Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Poland
  • Thursday 14 December - Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA
  • Friday 15 December - Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands and Spain
  • Saturday 16 December - Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, and France


International Economy

  • Wednesday 27 September - All non-European destinations (except Canada, Far East, Middle East, South Africa and USA).
  • Thursday 28 September - Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
  • Thursday 12 October - Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA
  • Thursday 2 November - Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
  • Thursday 16 November - Western Europe

Please see the Royal Mail website for all information on their posting and deliveries over Christmas. 

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