# Tuesday, October 23, 2012

With Christmas fast approaching Royal Mail have published the last Christmas posting dates on their website. It might seem a long way off but it's worth planning ahead and getting your cards in the post early particularly for overseas destinations. The posting dates are in full below on at the following link. http://www.royalmail.com/greetings

UK

Thursday 13 December
Standard and Mail Order Return Parcels

 

Tuesday 18 December
Second Class and Recorded Signed ForT

 

Thursday 20 December
First Class and Recorded Signed ForT

 

Special DeliveryT

Friday 21 December
Special DeliveryT with Saturday Guaranteed

 

Saturday 22 December
Special DeliveryT

 

International Surface Mail

Friday 28 September
Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, New Zealand and South America

 

Tuesday 2 October
Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore), Middle East

 

Tuesday 16 October
Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and USA

 

Tuesday 6 November
Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta and Turkey

 

Tuesday 20 November
Western Europe

 

International Airmail

Wednesday 5 December
Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand

 

Friday 7 December
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and South America

 

Monday 10 December
Canada, Eastern Europe and USA

 

Wednesday 12 December
Western Europe

 

British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Friday 30 November
Airmail to Operational BFPOs

 

Friday 14 December
Airmail to Static BFPOs

posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:47:02 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Monday the 27th of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail postage collections or deliveries on this day. Any mail sent after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 24th of August will be queued and processed on the next available working day, Tuesday the 28th of August. The PC2Paper office is also closed during this time and any email queries received will be answered when we reopen on Tuesday the 28th of August.

posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:56:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Royal Mail have made some amendments to their terms and conditions to cover mail sent during the Olympic Games. this is due to some additional transport and travel restrictions that are in place during the games. During this time any Special Delivery items should still arrive on the next working day, however, they are not guaranteed by 1pm in certain areas for the duration of the games. Postcodes affected are E, EC, N, NW, SE, SW, W and WC. Special Delivery items for the rest of the UK remain unaffected and are still guaranteed for next day delivery by 1pm as normal.

Customers living in London may also receive their post earlier or later in the day, in order to work around transport restrictions. There may also be some delays to services in local areas as the Olympic torch relay passes through them. You can check what's happening every day on the Royal Mail website at the following link.

posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:55:20 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, July 6, 2012

We have completed our development and testing on the next version of the Write Letter interface and would love to get some feedback on the new interface. The new interface includes a lot of new functionality which you've asked for, and in the coming months we will start adding more.

 

To see what's on offer, please visit the following link  https://www.pc2paper.co.uk/writeletter2intro.asp (you will need to be logged in for the link to work). Give it a go and let us know what you think.

posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 5:10:55 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The United States Postal Service reports that due to the storms that passed through the East coast June 29 and 30, several USPS facilities are experiencing power outages, downed trees, and downed power lines. Power has been restored at all major plants in the affected areas and these plants are now in recovery mode. Some post office stations remain without power. A full list of additional impacts for the states of New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, can be found posted under "Current Updates" on the Mail Service Update webpage. Customers using our US printing station should allow extra time for delivery until these problems have been resolved.

posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:35:04 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, June 27, 2012

untitledRoyal Mail have recently released these new stamps featuring images from Charles Dickens novels. The stamps feature characters from the novels including Mr. Bumble, Mr. Pickwick, The Marchioness, Mrs. Gamp, Captain Cuttle and Mr. Micawber. They were released on the 19th of June.

posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:13:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, June 15, 2012

Royal Mail are hoping to extend the policy of delivering your mail to a neighbour if you are out after a successful trial. Just under 750,000 homes in Edinburgh, Gatwick, Hull, Norwich, Swansea, Wigan and Bolton took part in trial which started last November. More than nine out of ten people whose post was delivered to a neighbour were happy with the service leading Royal Mail to the decision to extend the service across the UK. Royal Mail is currently one of the only delivery services that is not allowed to deliver mail to a neighbouring property. They are intending to ask the regulator Ofcom to amend it's relations so that they will now be able to do so. Customers will have the option to opt out if they wish.

posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 3:49:40 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This weekend there is an extended holiday in the UK due to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. Monday the 4th of June and Tuesday the 5th of June are both public holidays. There are no postal deliveries or collections on these days and the PC2Paper office will be closed. All mail sent after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 1st of June will be sent on the next available working day Wednesday the 6th of June. Customers should also allow longer for post to reach it's destination as a result of the holiday.

posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:46:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback