With only 13 weeks to go until the big event, knowing the Royal Mail’s last posting dates is a must for any eCommerce seller. Especially as the first of the last posting dates are this week.

Use the below information to inform your customers and update your online marketplace stores (such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Wish and Wish), shopping carts (such as ZenCart) and websites (such as Shopify) appropriately. Then use multi-channel management software to bulk print your picking list and shipping labels to make life even easier.

International economy

Friday 28 September

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

Saturday 29 September

Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)

Saturday 13 October

South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada

Saturday 3 November

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

Saturday 17 November

Western Europe

International standard and international tracking and signature

Tuesday 4 December

Africa, Middle East

Friday 7 December

Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Saturday 8 December

Caribbean, Central and South America

Monday 10 December

Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand

Friday 14 December

Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA

Saturday 15 December

Finland, Sweden

Monday 17 December

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

Tuesday 18 December

Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


Tuesday 18 December

2nd class, signed for 2nd class

Thursday 20 December

1st class, signed for first class, tracked 48

Friday 21 December

Tracked 24

Saturday 22 December

Special delivery guaranteed

For more information, visit the Royal Mail’s website.


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