Last posting dates 2017
Need to send a Christmas gift to a friend or loved one? Here you’ll find all the information you need to make sure it arrives in time for the big day.
Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, and our drivers will be working hard to deliver all those last minute purchases and presents. If you’ve left it a little late to send your Christmas gift you can use our express24 service to have the parcel delivered on 23rd December, but you will need to pay an additional £9.00 Saturday delivery charge – so we recommend that you dispatch your parcel by Thursday 21st December 2017 for next-day services, and Wednesday 20th December 2017 for two-day services.
|Delivery on Friday 22nd December||Delivery on Saturday 23rd December
(£9.00 additional fee)
express9, express10, expressAM, expressPM
|Send by Thursday 21st December||Not available|
Next Day Services
|Send by Thursday 21st December||Send by Friday 22nd December|
|Two Day Services
|Send by Wednesday 20th December||Not available|
Extended delivery times apply to outlying areas. Click here for more information.
Depot Opening Hours
|23 December 2017||Normal|
|24 December 2017||Closed|
|25 December 2017||Closed|
|26 December 2017||Closed|
|27 December 2017||Normal|
|28 December 2017||Normal|
|29 December 2017||Normal|
|30 December 2017||Normal|
|31 December 2017||Closed|
|01 January 2018||Closed|
|02 January 2018||Normal (except Scotland)|
|03 January 2018||Normal|
Convenient sending options
When you book a parcel online, you can choose from three ways to dispatch your parcel:
Book a collection from your home or work address. Great for when you’re too busy to drop off – but keep in mind that we suspend same day collections from 11th December, so we’ll only be able to collect your parcel the following day.
Drop your parcel off at a Post Office® branch. Perfect if you can’t wait in for a collection. You’ll save a couple of quid too.
Drop your parcel off at a Parcelforce Worldwide depot. If you’ve left it late to send your parcel, you’ll be pleased to know that our depots will be accepting next-day deliveries in time for Christmas right up until 7pm on December 22nd. Choose this option and you’ll also benefit from savings up to £2.57.
Last posting dates for international destinations
Need to send presents to friends or family overseas? We’ve got you covered, with our range of services offering the perfect balance of speed and price. Last posting dates for our most popular destinations are shown in the table below.
|Service||Destination||Last Send by Dates|
|globalexpress||Western Europe||Monday 18th December|
|USA & Canada||Tuesday 19th December|
|Eastern Europe & rest of the world||Friday 1st December - Tuesday 19th December|
|irelandexpress||Ireland (Republic Of)||Wednesday 20th December|
|globalpriority||Western Europe||Thursday 14th December - Friday 15th December|
USA & Canada
Thursday 14th December
|Rest of Europe & rest of the world||Thursday 30th November - Friday 15th December|
|globalvalue||Western Europe||Monday 11th December -Thursday 14th December|
|USA & Canada||Friday 8th December|
|Rest of Europe & rest of the world||Monday 20th November - Thursday 14th December|
|globaleconomy||USA & Canada||Monday 16th October|
|Rest of the world||Friday 29th September - Monday 6th November|