Christmas 2022 Postage Dates
With Christmas less than a month away, and a number of postage strikes coming into effect for December, it is vital that you and your customers are aware of the impact this could have on your product delivery.
It is vital for the success of your business to provide customers will all the information they need to make the best buying choices to suit their needs. With the festive season on the horizon and the stress of getting everything ready in time rising, it is important to keep your customers informed about the best ways they can mitigate late deliveries and Christmas disappointment. We recommend sending a festive information mailout to your client database, and adding the information below to your website homepage for optimal transparency regarding delivery alterations over the festive period.
When is the last day for Christmas postage with Codestorm?
The last day you will be able to post standard items in time for Christmas will be Thursday 15th December. However, the last date for expedited one day shipping via Royal Mail Tracked 24, Parcel Force and DPD will be four days later on Monday 19th December.
The reason we have suggested these dates is to make allowances for any delays over the Christmas period that could come as a result of the sheer volume of mail being shipped. There may also be residual impact from strike action that causes delays, which we have factored into our proposed timing.
When will your last shipping date be?
Codestorm will be shipping products until Friday 23rd December, but please note that these parcels are not guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas.
Are there postal strikes in December?
A number of walk outs have been scheduled in the run up to the festive season, which will undoubtedly impact the giving and receiving of Christmas cards, parcels and food deliveries as over 115,000 staff will be on strike. Codestorm are well versed in dealing with Royal Mail strikes and altering our timescales accordingly to ensure that your new and loyal customers receive the best service. Royal Mail strikes will be enacted on the following days:
- Thursday December 1st
- Friday December 9th
- Sunday December 11th
- Wednesday December 14th
- Thursday December 15th
- Friday December 23rd
- Saturday December 24th
Here at Codestorm, we understand that postal service unions are likely to strike, especially in the current environment, which is why we’ve decided to team up with a range of services to ensure that in the event of strike action, we always have an alternative option to fall back on. Our broad range of partners are able to help us tackle the possible delays that strike action may bring to your business, and we have worked hard to plan our distribution far in advance to ensure that your customers receive their goods within their expected time frame.
For Codestorm clients the good news is that Royal Mail do not have a complete monopoly on the final mile. We are actively working with TDG U-Track to take on the delivery of all our Royal Mail 48 items during this period.
For more detailed information on how to ensure timely delivery of your products in time for the festive season, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager here at Codestorm.