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Last posting dates for Christmas 2023

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Christmas jumper ready? Got the sprouts in? Presents sorted? Don’t worry, there’s still time!

We’re here for anyone who wants to send a parcel this Christmas – whether you’re gifting to friends and family, or busy getting festive orders ready for your customers.

To make sure everything gets there on time for the big day, these are the dates you need to know.

The posting deadlines for sending parcels in the UK are:

  • Tuesday 19th December – last day for courier collections
  • Wednesday 20th December – send a parcel Standard delivery from a ParcelShop or Evri Locker by 11am
  • Thursday 21st December – send a parcel Next Day delivery from a ParcelShop or Evri Locker by 11am

Note that from 13th November, the drop-off time to ensure Next Day delivery is temporarily changing from 12pm to 11am. Drop off at a ParcelShop or Evri Locker by 11am Mon-Fri and your parcel will be collected the same day.

We also recommend you keep an eye on our service status page. This will be updated over the next few weeks so you can find out if there are any issues such as adverse weather impacting our service in your area.

This is our busiest time of the year and we’ve invested £46 million to help things run as smoothly as possible.

Here’s our Christmas in numbers!

  • 6,500 extra couriers recruited
  • 300 additional customer service agents
  • 3.5million parcels delivered a day during our busiest period
  • 500+ UK sites full of elves helping your parcels on their way

International - last posting dates for standard delivery

If your parcel needs to travel a bit further this Christmas, below are the final international posting dates for the most commonly sent to countries through our standard ParcelShop drop-off and Courier Collection services. You can see the full list here.

Europe

Country Last Postal Date
Country Austria Last Postal Date 07/12/2023
Country Belgium Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Bulgaria Last Postal Date 06/12/2023
Country Croatia Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Cyprus Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Czech Republic Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Denmark Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Finland Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country France Last Postal Date 12/12/2023
Country Germany Last Postal Date 12/12/2023
Country Greece Last Postal Date 10/12/2023
Country Hungary Last Postal Date 08/12/2023
Country Ireland Last Postal Date 16/12/2023
Country Italy Last Postal Date 07/12/2023
Country Latvia Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Lithuania Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Luxembourg Last Postal Date 12/12/2023
Country Malta Last Postal Date 06/12/2023
Country Netherlands Last Postal Date 01/12/2023
Country Poland Last Postal Date 10/12/2023
Country Portugal Last Postal Date 08/12/2023
Country Romania Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Slovakia Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Slovenia Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Spain Last Postal Date 09/12/2023
Country Sweden Last Postal Date 07/12/2023
Country Switzerland Last Postal Date 09/12/2023

Rest of World

Country Last Postal Date
Country Australia Last Postal Date 03/12/2023
Country Bahrain Last Postal Date 15/12/2023
Country Canada Last Postal Date 07/12/2023
Country China Last Postal Date 04/12/2023
Country Kuwait Last Postal Date 15/12/2023
Country New Zealand Last Postal Date 02/12/2023
Country Oman Last Postal Date 15/12/2023
Country Qatar Last Postal Date 15/12/2023
Country Saudi Arabia Last Postal Date 12/12/2023
Country UAE Last Postal Date 15/12/2023
Country USA Last Postal Date 07/12/2023

International - last posting dates for Priority delivery

Select our ParcelShop Priority service and drop-off by 11am on the dates below for delivery in 3-5 days.

Country Last Postal Date
Country France Last Postal Date 17/12/2023
Country Germany Last Postal Date 16/12/2023
Country Ireland Last Postal Date 16/12/2023
Country Netherlands Last Postal Date 16/12/2023
Country USA Last Postal Date 12/12/2023