2017 Christmas

Last Posting dates

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When Posting your parcels this Christmas, here's a list of the latest recommended posting dates to ensure safe, secure and on time parcel delivery for Christmas 2017.

By 17th October 2017

Last Recommended Posting Dates for posting your parcels for Christmas Delivery 2017

Christmas Day is on a Monday this year so for all us office workers the great news is we have the weekend off to get organised this year.

However the last possible delivery day will be Friday 22nd of December.

So here are our recommendations for last posting dates by courier for the UK,  Europe and to ensure your parcel is delivered in time for Christmas Worldwide 

Parcels may be delivered if posted after these dates, our carriers really do burn the midnight oil to try and make sure everyone gets their Christmas presents, but we know as efficient Pharos Parcel clients you like to be organised!

Last collection dates for Parcel Delivery by Christmas 2017


Europe by road

  • Friday 15th December 

Worldwide by air

  • Monday 18th December 

UK Standard Service by road

  • Wednesday 20th December

UK Express with DHL

  • Thursday 21st December

 If using DHL you can send your UK parcels on their express next day service right up to Thursday 21st December, but they are sent by air so no liquids in your gift sets or bottles. That means no perfume, aftershave, nail varnish or bath sets.

However none of the courier companies will guarantee their services the week before Christmas because they just can't.

We lead the world in online shopping. More of us shop online than any other country and with us all living on such a small crowded island, the expectation on the carriers to deliver on time to suit us is becoming more and more difficult to achieve.

When I started this business the average driver would be expected to collect 60 parcels a day.
Their targets are now double that.
This is one reason why we occasionally get calls for a failed collection saying the driver had disappeared by the time one of our customers have got to the door.

They are under so much pressure to collect and get back to the depot in time for their onward journey.

A way to help these overworked and stressed out delivery drivers is if you take advantage of the carriers arrangements for drop off and collect shops.

They tend to be based in town centres or out of town shops with free parking.

UPS DPD and DHL all have drop in points all over the UK you can find your nearest one here. Just type in your postcode. All you need to do is make your order with us as normal and ping us a quick email to let us know you are dropping it off.

UPS

https://www.ups.com/dropoff?loc=en_GB

DPD

http://www.dpd.co.uk/apps/shopfinder/index.jsp

DHL

http://parcel.dhl.co.uk/dhl-service-point/find-your-nearest

When dropping in a parcel make sure you get a receipt and that you ruthlessly track it on our website:

Track My Parcel

Much as we'd love to track all your parcels for you we simply don't have the time!

As always any issues please don't hesitate to contact us on 01738 633220 or info@pharosparcel.co.uk

Last posting dates for your letters and Christmas cards with Royal Mail.

Within the UK

Second Class            Wed 20 Dec

First Class                 Thurs 21 Dec

Airmail

Sat 2 Dec         Africa, Middle East

Wed 6 Dec       Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe

                       

Thur 7 Dec       Caribbean, Central and S America                                        

Sat 9 Dec         Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand

Wed 13 Dec      Czech Rep, Germany, Italy, Poland                    

Thurs 14 Dec    Canada, Finland, Sweden USA

                                 

Fri 15 Dec         Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland

Sat 16 Dec        Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

                        

                           

STOP PRESS!!!

We've partnered up with Citysprint this year who will do same day delivery for you if that vital present just has to get there not matter what.

 

Best Prices for sending a 10kg parcel from UK to United Kingdom*

Express UK

£9.39 exc VAT
£11.27 inc VAT
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£10.32 exc VAT
£12.38 inc VAT
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UK Oversize

£21.15 exc VAT
£25.38 inc VAT
UK delivery service for large, long and oddly shaped parcels
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Express UK Saver

£25.82 exc VAT
£30.98 inc VAT
A Great Service for guaranteed delivery by end of the next day delivery with UPS
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Express UK

£31.36 exc VAT
£37.63 inc VAT
If you need your parcel guaranteed delivered next day by 12 in most parts of the UK this is the one for you
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*The final price may vary depending on your choices during the checkout process.