Parcelforce Worldwide has announced its last posting dates for Christmas 2018. The festive period is the busiest time of the year for the UK express parcel business which begins planning for Christmas as early as April.
The recommended last posting date for Parcelforce Worldwide’s Next Day UK services express9, express10, expressAM and express24is Friday 21 December. For express48 and express48large, its two day UK services, the recommended latest posting date is Thursday 20 December.
For customers posting abroad to Western Europe, the USA & Canada using its globalexpress service, parcels must be sent by Monday 17 December.
Parcels going to the Republic of Ireland on its irelandexpress service should be sent by Wednesday 19 December if they are to arrive in time for Christmas.
A spokesperson from Parcelforce Worldwide, said: “Our drivers will be working hard to deliver last minute purchases and presents during the festive season. We’ve announced our recommended last posting dates to help our customers plan for Christmas ahead of time. We encourage customers to post early ahead of our busiest time of year.”
Senders can also sign up to Parcelforce’s reward scheme – Rewards4U – to be in with a chance of winning one of three festive gifts whilst also receiving fifteen per cent off every parcel sent*. Prizes include an Amazon Echo Smart Speaker, Apple iPad Mini and Apple Watch and the prize draw is open to new and existing Rewards4U members.