Christmas Post for 2019

Posted by Kevin on 8th Nov 2019

At Woolstack we always aim to dispatch your orders quickly. We then rely on Royal Mail and others to actually deliver your package safely and quickly to you. Fortunately, Royal Mail and the postal services worldwide are normally impressively fast and reliable.

In the lead up to Christmas the postal services come under lots more pressure and we always see many more packages taking longer than normal to arrive. The good news is that there is no noticable increase in the number of lost packages (which is a vanishingly small number at all times). However, you can be waiting days longer (or even weeks to some overseas destinations) - not great when you're trying to get things ready for Christmas!

Royal Mail have just released the last recommended posting dates for this Christmas.

These aren't guarantees of delivery by Christmas, but any orders placed after midday UK time on these dates are unlikely to reach you by Christmas. We'd always recommend placing your order as early as possible, and giving them extra time to arrive. We normally notice that the postal services give things an extra push to try and clear everything through before the big day!

Any questions, and please just get in touch. Hope you have a great Christmas!

Order by UK midday
Destination / Service
Mon 9 Dec Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Tue 10 Dec Cyprus, Malta
Wed 11 Dec Eastern Europe
Thu 12 Dec Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Turkey
Fri 13 Dec Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Mon 16 Dec Everywhere else, except as covered elsewhere
Wed 18 Dec Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
UK - Royal Mail 48® / 2nd Class
Fri 20 Dec UK - Royal Mail 24® / 1st Class
UK - Royal Mail Tracked 48®/ UK - Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Mon 23 Dec UK - Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® (if less than 2Kg)

For more information on our postage costs see here. For our Christmas Post 2019 page see here.

For more information see  Royal Mail