ParcelHero: it’s time to get on your bike for final Christmas orders

The home delivery expert ParcelHero says some stores’ Christmas order deadlines are as early as the 16 December, so shoppers planning last-minute Christmas buys should not leave it too long to ensure there’s a shiny new bike under the tree.

The home delivery specialist ParcelHero has updated its Christmas deadline tool revealing the final order dates for all the UK’s favourite stores; and it’s warning shoppers will need to get on their bikes to book final online orders, as stores such as Evans Cycles’ final order deadline for Christmas delivery is December 16th.

Says ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks: “Many shoppers do like to leave it as late as possible to order online; perhaps in the hope of last-minute bargains, or just because of good old-fashioned procrastination. Whatever the reason, they should not leave it too long as a number of stores’ deadlines are as early as Monday 16. This is particularly the case if they specialise in heavier items such as cycles or furniture. In contrast some other retailers, such as Amazon and Net-a-Porter, are actually offering Christmas Eve same-day ordering. It will pay shoppers to look up the final dates for the store they have in mind.

“Retailers’ deadlines are rapidly coming upon us, and we really don’t recommend ordering too late. Last year we Brits spent £133bn online at Xmas and an astonishing 880 million parcels were delivered before the big day. With the parcel network that busy it’s safer to place your orders in good time. And, don’t forget, our last recommended date for sending a parcel by courier in the UK is December 20th to ensure its safe arrival.”

Here’s ParcelHero’s Amazon to Zara list of Christmas deadlines:

Amazon – 24 December

Argos- 24 December

ASOS – 22 December

Boden – 23 December

The Body Shop – 23 December

Boohoo – 22 December

Debenhams – 23 December

Evans Cycles – 16 December

Firebox – 23 December

Gap – 23 December

HP – 22 December

John Lewis – 22 December

Littlewoods – 23 December

Next – 22 December

Paul Smith – 19 December

The White Company – 19 December

Very – 23 December

Zara – 18 December

For the complete list see: