With less than three months to go until the big day, Royal Mail has announced the final Christmas posting dates – a must-read for any e-commerce seller. 

So, put them in your diary, inform your buyers and update your marketplaces and websites to ensure that Santa arrives on time.

Top tip: help santa out by bulk printing your shipping labels in time for the last Christmas posting dates, using our bulk printing tool.

International economy

Sunday 5 October

Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, Far East and all other non-European destinations (except Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada)

Saturday 12 October

Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA

Saturday 2 November

Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland

Saturday 16 November

Western Europe

International standard and international tracking and signature

Monday 9 December

Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Tuesday 10 December

Cyprus and Malta

Wednesday 11 December

Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Tuesday 12 December

Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand

Saturday 14 December

Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland Sweden and USA

Monday 15 December

Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland

Wednesday 18 December

Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


Wednesday 18 December

2nd class, signed for 2nd class

Friday 20 December

1st class, signed for first class, tracked 48

Saturday 21 December

Tracked 24

Monday 23 December

Special delivery guaranteed

For more information about these Christmas posting dates, visit the Royal Mail’s website.

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