Christmas last posting dates for Account customers 2022
If you are a non-account customer please click here for non-account last posting dates.
Please find below our Account Last Posting Dates covering the festive period. This includes our UK services and a full country listing for our international services.
Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday this year and our drivers will be working hard to deliver every parcel in time for Christmas. For delivery by Christmas Day in the UK, the last posting dates are:
- Next day services: Thursday 22nd Dec
- Two-day services: Wednesday 21st Dec
The earlier you send the better, but make sure you send them by our Last Posting Dates. Dates vary depending on the destination and service, for UK services extended delivery times exist for outlying areas. Please see here for more information.
Download the complete list for all our UK and international last posting dates by country. (Last updated 30 November 2022)
Please note these last posting dates are a guide only and are subject to change. Please check parcelforce.com/service-updates for the latest information on our services.
For the latest updates on planned Industrial Action please visit our Industrial relations page.
Please allow extra time for delivery
We are expecting increased volumes over the Christmas period, please try to send your parcels as early as possible to ensure they arrive in time for Christmas.
The latest service updates can be found here: parcelforce.com/service-updates
Scheduled collections will take place up to and including Thursday 22nd December 2022. Deliveries will continue on a best endeavours process. Items collected up to Friday 16th December will be delivered by Friday 23rd December 2022.
There are no collections after Thursday 22nd December. Collections will resume on Wednesday 28th December 2022.
From Friday 16th December 2022 our delivery guarantee for Christmas will be suspended. However we are still operating our ‘Christmas Promise’ which means if your items are collected by Friday 16th December 2022 your items will be with the recipient in time for Christmas. Items posted later than these dates will be delivered on a best endeavours process but we recommend posting your items as early as possible.
Regular UK collections and deliveries will resume on Wednesday 28th December. There will be no delivery or collections on Monday 2nd January 2023. For Scotland there will also be no delivery or collections on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
Please ensure you that provide complete and accurate customs data when sending your items. Missing or incomplete data may lead to items being delayed or returned.