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# Thursday, November 18, 2010

The last recommended Royal Mail posting dates for Christmas will soon be approaching for some destinations. The dates are as follows:

International Airmail

  • Monday 6 Dec: South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (inc Japan), Australia and New Zealand.
  • Friday 10th of December: Eastern Europe, USA and Canada.
  • Monday 13th of December: Western Europe.

UK Mail

  • Wednesday 15th of December: Standard parcels.
  • Saturday 18th of December: Second Class and Second Class Recorded Signed For.
  • Tuesday 21st December: First Class and First Class Recorded Signed For.
  • Wednesday 22nd December: Parcelforce 48
  • Thursday 23rd December: Parcelforce Next Day
  • Thursday 23rd December: Special Delivery

PC2Paper will still post mail as normal after the last posting have passed but customers should be aware that Christmas delivery can not be guaranteed after these dates. Customers should also expect mail to take longer to be delivered over the extremely busy Christmas period.

posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:48:26 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Trackback
# Friday, November 12, 2010

Very high winds in many parts of the UK last night, caused the cancellation of a number of air services that Royal Mail uses to transport mail to and from some parts of the country. Air services in and out of airports in Belfast, Exeter, Newcastle, Stansted, East Midlands and the Isle of Man were subject to some disruption. As a result of the disruption and other weather related transport issues, there is likely to be some impact to mail travelling between the more distant parts of the country due for delivery today. All mail received by PC2Paper will still be processed as normal but customers should expect delivery to take longer in some areas.

posted on Friday, November 12, 2010 12:06:43 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Trackback
# Friday, November 5, 2010

According to this article Royal Mail is launching a trial of evening deliveries in some areas. Customers who live within the M25 motorway will be able to order goods from House of Fraser and L'Occitane and choose an evening delivery time. Items will be delivered between 6pm and 10pm rather than during the normal working day. The move comes after a recent study by Royal Mail found more people would shop online if they could choose a more flexible delivery option. Royal Mail is also in talks with other retailers about the possibility of joining the trial scheme. It certainly is interesting and something I would take advantage of if it were available in my area.

posted on Friday, November 5, 2010 9:16:47 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Trackback
# Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Customers should be aware that there is likely to be delays to Greek mail. This is due to the fact that Greece have suspended foreign airmail services after suspicious packages were found. More than 10 suspicious packages were sent to target in Greece and across Europe. This has led to the decision to suspend airmail services for 48 hours to allow the Greek police to carry out necessary checks.

posted on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:03:41 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Trackback
# Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Londoners are expected to face travel disruption later today when the third in a series of tube strikes goes ahead. The 24 hours stoppage begins at 7pm today (Tuesday) evening and will last 24 hours. Services are not expected to return to normal until Thursday morning. The strike is due to a protest over plans to cut 800 jobs at ticket offices, a move that unions say will compromise safety and security.

posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 1:00:53 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Trackback