Post in Time for Christmas
With just 68 days to go before Christmas, we thought it might be helpful if we posted up the recommended last posting dates for UK customers sending items abroad. These dates have been provided to us by the Royal Mail, as always they are guidelines only, the quicker you despatch an item at this time of year then the more likely it is to get to where you want it to go in time.
The staff do everything they can to despatch items swiftly and promptly, for example we even pack on a Saturday morning to take advantage of our postal collection that day. In this way we can help to make deliveries as speedy as possible.
Here are the last safe posting dates for Christmas (source: Royal Mail)
International Surface Mail
Monday 29th October – USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa
Friday 16th November – Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
Friday 30th November – Western Europe
International Air Mail
Friday 7th December – South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Far East (except Japan), Australia and New Zealand
Monday 10th December – USA, Canada, Japan and Eastern Europe
Thursday 13th December – Western Europe
At Everything Dinosaur we offer a range of postal services to assist our customers, many of them subsidised to help save postage costs (we believe that it is better to spend your hard earned money on dinosaur products than on the postage costs).
To read more about our deliveries: Everything Dinosaur Delivery Information.
UK Last Posting Dates
Friday 14th December Standard Parcel Service
Friday 14th December Everything Dinosaur Postal Saver Services
Monday 17th December Second Class postage
Thursday 20th December First Class postage
Naturally we will do everything we can in our power to help ensure that parcels arrive on time. To help us please can customers ensure that they provide the correct zip or postcode (we do check addresses but this makes our job a lot easier).
We also check addresses manually and always put a return address on the back of any parcel should one go astray. Finally, another assurance for our customers, we always check the postal charges and one of our staff members accompanies each delivery to the post office to ensure that each parcel has the correct postal charges paid for it and that all the parcels are handed over to the post office staff.