The final delivery dates for Christmas shopping include Amazon, DPD, and Royal Mail

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Been putting off your final Christmas orders and hoping for the best? It happens. But with the Royal Mail strikes, you might want to bear the final delivery dates in mind for the businesses you're relying on so you don't get caught out.

Here we take a look at the biggest delivery firms' final dates - including Amazon, DPD, Evri, and Royal Mail itself - so you don't have to. Here's what you need to know:

You might want to get your skates on if you're relying on the Royal Mail to get your parcels to the right doorsteps this year. The final collection for Royal Mail Tracked 24 ends on Tuesday, December 20.

You can also use their Special Delivery Guaranteed until Wednesday, December 21. The final Christmas postal dates for 2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed For, Royal Mail 48, 1st Class, 1st Class Signed For, Royal Mail 24 and Royal Mail Tracked 48 have now all passed.

Speaking at a round of questions about the business of commons, Labour MP for Swansea East Carolyn Harris, who hit out at the company, said: "Very very many people across the UK are facing Christmas misery as online shopping deliveries have been delayed or lost by delivery firm Evri. After expressing concerns about this company on social media I have been inundated with stories of late or lost parcels, no or poor customer service, drivers earning less than the national living wage, drivers pay being witheld and pathetic which is insufficient to cover increased fuel charges."

A spokesperson for the company recently said on their Facebook page: "It's a busy time of the year with an unprecedented number of parcels in our network due to Royal Mail strikes and staff shortages. We're delivering over 3 million parcels every day but experiencing some localised delays.

"Please bear with us and we'll get your parcels where they need to be before Christmas."

The final collection date for delivery to the UK via collection services is Thursday, December 22. If you want your package to be picked up by this date, you must make a booking online by no later than Wednesday, December 21.

People are being urged to make sure their ordered package is at their nearest drop shop on or before December 22 if they're using DPD's drop-off services.

Delivery service DPD temporarily stopped delivering to a number of areas in Wales last week due to ongoing Royal Mail industrial action. This caused disruption to some postcodes in areas like Cardiff, Blaenau Gwent and Chepstow.


Although Amazon is promising to deliver people's goods to them up until midnight on Christmas Eve, the company has advised that to avoid disappointment, people should have made their final purchases by Monday, December 19, so that deadline has now passed.

Post Date: December 21, 2022
Author: Wantedman7