Royal Mail Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2019

By Chris Dawson September 18, 2019 - 10:07 am

It may be the end of the Summer with Autumn not officially starting until the 23rd of September, but Christmas is coming fast and Royal Mail’s last posting dates for Christmas 2019 even quicker. For some destinations, the last posting dates for Christmas 2019 are as early as the 5th of October for economy services and you’ll want to make sure that these dates are highlighted to your buyers on the platforms you sell on.

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2019

International Economy

Saturday 5 October Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Canada, Far East, Middle East, South Africa, USA)
Saturday 12 October Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA
Saturday 2 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
Saturday 16 November Western Europe


International Standard, Tracked and Signed services

Monday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Tuesday 10 December Cyprus, Malta
Wednesday 11 December Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 12 December Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey
Saturday 14 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Monday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


UK Consumer Services

Wednesday 18 December 2nd Class
2nd Class Signed For
Friday 20 December 1st Class
1st Class Signed For
Royal Mail Tracked 48
Saturday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 24
Monday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed


UK Business Contract Services

Tuesday 17 December Royal Mail Business Mail (Sorted) Economy
Royal Mail Advertising Mail Economy
Wednesday 18 December Royal Mail 48 with/without sorting options
Surface Airlift 2nd Class Royal Mail Business Mail (Sorted or Unsorted)
2nd Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail
2nd Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail
Friday 20 December Royal Mail 24 with/without sorting options
1st Class Royal Mail Business Mail (Sorted or Unsorted)
1st Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail
1st Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail
Royal Mail Tracked 48
Royal Mail Tracked Returns 48
Saturday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 24
Royal Mail Tracked Returns 24
Royal Mail Publishing Mail Premium (posted by 01:00)
Monday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

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