Xmas Last Posting Dates


Christmas is almost here, so if you're buying online it's worth considering which shipping option to select when placing your order if it's needed in time for the big day.
We've gathered recommended last posting dates from the Royal Mail website, although we would advise allowing just a little bit extra time to be absolutely assured that your parcel will reach you; who needs added stress at this time of year worrying about non-deliveries?

Allow plenty of time for posting.
Please post items and gifts for Christmas early, particularly for International deliveries. Ongoing Covid restrictions, reduced air and freight capacity, high volumes and winter weather conditions are all impacting transportation and local delivery across the globe


Monday 30 November BFPO mail to operational HM Forces
Friday 4 December Australia & New Zealand
Monday 7 December BFPO mail to static HM Forces
Wednesday 9 December Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central/South America, Middle/Far East


Thursday 10 December Canada, Cyprus, Malta
Friday 11 December Greece, Eastern Europe, Turkey
Saturday 12 December Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 18 December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


Friday 17 December Royal MailBulk Mail Economy
Saturday 18 December 2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed For & Royal Mail 48*
Tuesday 21 December 1st Class, 1st Class Signed For, Royal Mail 24, Royal Mail Tracked 48*
Wednesday 22 December Royal Mail Tracked 24*
Thursday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed

* Please Note:
The latest recommended posting dates are correct at the time of sending but may be subject to change due to the impact of Coronavirus.

We don't want to disappoint any of our customers, so to help us meet these posting deadlines, orders must be received no later than 12noon on the actual date shown above to give us enough time to process, pick and pack your order ready to be shipped that day.

We will do our absolute best to fulfil orders received after that time and before 3pm, however we cannot guarantee that it will ship - we don't like making promises we can't keep, but we will work as hard as we can to not disappoint, even upgrading your order to RM24 tracked if necessary at no extra cost to you.

Merry Christmas everyone from all the Heat Treats team

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