When do you shut for Christmas?

ClosedWhen are you finally shutting down for Christmas? With just 10 days to go, you’ve probably already decided when you’ll accept your last Christmas orders, and some major retailers are just days away from closing their books, many as early as the 16th of December.

If you’re still shopping for Christmas presents, ParcelHero have compiled an A-Z of major retailers Christmas deadlines and built a simple drop down tool so that you can check if they’ll still be able to deliver before Christmas. ParcelHero David Jinks tell us “Last year’s latest ordering deadline winners, Very, are still competitive with a 10pm cut-off on December 23, but Argos has taken the crown as it advises its same day service is still operating on the 24th”.

In fact Argos aren’t just shipping on Christmas Eve, you can order right up to 6pm when most of the other shops have closed and they still say that they’ll deliver that same evening. I’m not sure how many people will be brave enough to put it to the test, but if you suddenly realise you’ve forgotten a present you’ll be able to purchase from Argos after most of the high street shops are shut!

It’s always a balance between wanting to maximise on sales and not risk upsetting customers but even though retailers have cut off dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery, none of them will shut their websites down. Christmas Day has always been a great day for selling, and now with consumers access to smart phones it’s easier than ever to make online purchases.

If you’ve a new toy or gadget the temptation to buy new games or accessories is easier to fulfil than ever, so perhaps the question I should really ask is not what day you’re shutting down for Christmas, rather will you be shutting down at all?