Bad Weather Causing Delays to Parcel Deliveries
The heavy snowfalls, icy conditions and freezing fog have hampered the delivery of Christmas gifts and parcels according to sources in the mail network close to Everything Dinosaur. Whilst Royal Mail and its dedicated staff are doing all they can to make deliveries, the wintry weather has taken its toll on their normally very efficient service.
For more than a week now, much of the UK has been affected by a cold snap, which has led to record snowfalls in some parts of the country at this time of year. Several airports have been closed and roads have become impassable in places. The rail network has also suffered, with many train routes, which would normally carry mail as well as passengers shut down.
This is causing delays in the delivery of parcels and mail. For example, in parts of southern England, badly affected by snow and black ice, some second class parcels are taking more than seven working days to arrive. There is normally a backlog of mail at this time of year, as the Christmas rush kicks in. Unfortunately, the extremely cold weather has made the situation in many areas much worse.
Royal Mail is trying to prioritise urgent, special deliveries but cannot guarantee next day delivery for some of these services. First class post is also being delayed and the Royal Mail’s proud record of having a 93% next day successful delivery is under severe threat.
Staff at Everything Dinosaur, continue to prepare, pack and despatch parcels as quickly as they can. We have four collections a day and work late into the night to ensure goods ordered from the Everything Dinosaur website are sent out rapidly. However, please be patient, the Post Office, Royal Mail and other delivery services are working as hard as they can to clear any backlogs.
Some delay to airmail deliveries can be expected too. The closure of airports has interrupted mail leaving the country and the receipt of airmail into the UK. As always, if orders can be placed in plenty of time then this will help the mail network cope with the inevitable Christmas rush, keeping customers informed, it is all part of our Everything Dinosaur customer service.