Don’t Miss These 2022 Festive Shipping Deadlines

11 November, 2022

Brands By ChannelAdvisor

There’s no such thing as “fashionably late” when it comes to festive shipping deadlines. Your customers are counting on you to ensure they have their gifts in hand by December 25. To help you in getting your gifts delivered right on time, here are the recommended festive shipping deadlines from Royal Mail and Evri you can’t afford to miss. 

Royal Mail Domestic Festive Posting Deadlines

These are the recommended 2022 Royal Mail Postal Service festive shipping deadlines you’ll want to keep in the calendar. 

Note: These deadlines are for the UK only.

Friday 16 December Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy
Monday 19 December 2nd Class
2nd Class Signed For
Royal Mail 48®
Wednesday 21 December 1st Class
1st Class Signed For
Royal Mail 24®
Royal Mail Tracked 48®**
Thursday 22 December Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Royal Mail Tracked 24®**
Friday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed® with
Saturday Guarantee 


International Economy

Monday 12 September All non-European destinations
(unless listed below)
Friday 14 October Far and Middle East, Hong Kong,
Singapore, South Africa
Monday 31 October Canada and USA
Friday 25 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece,
Iceland, Malta, Turkey
Monday 28 November Western Europe

International Standard & International tracking and signature services

Friday 7 October British Virgin Islands, Dominica
and Anguilla
Thursday 1 December Australia and New Zealand
Friday 2 December
China (People’s Republic)
Monday 5 December

All remaining Caribbean
Wednesday 7 December
Africa, Asia (except China,
People’s Republic), Central
and South America, Far and
Middle East
Thursday 8 December Cyprus and Malta
Friday 9 December Greece, Eastern Europe
(except Czech Republic, Poland
and Slovakia) and Turkey
Saturday 10 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland,
Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Monday 12 December Austria, Denmark, Germany,
Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands,
Norway, Portugal, Slovakia,
Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 14 December Belgium, France, Luxembourg

Remember: The Royal Mail deadlines are not a guarantee for December 25 delivery, but a recommendation. Plan ahead and give your suppliers and fulfilment partners plenty of time to deliver.

Evri Festive Shipping Deadlines

Using Evri for your shipping? Make sure you bookmark these important dates.

Last day for courier collection   Tuesday 20 December 
Last day for Standard Parcelshop drop-off   Tuesday 21 December 
Last day for Next Day Parcelshop drop-off   Wednesday 22 December 


Help Yourself By Helping Your Customers

The burden of meeting rigorous festive shipping deadlines doesn’t have to be all on you. Hold your shoppers accountable with regular reminders of approaching order deadlines to meet their arrival needs through:

  • Bold website banners
  • Email reminders
  • Social media posts
  • Basket and checkout screen disclaimers
  • Product search filters for “Arrival by December 25”

Too much to manage? ChannelAdvisor Managed Services is well versed in meeting your deadlines for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and any other holiday you plan for year-round. Let our expert team help you plan, market and fulfil to meet customers’ growing expectations. 

Contact us today to learn how ChannelAdvisor Managed Services can help you master the holiday rush.   

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