Royal Mail begin preparations for Christmas

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Summer is hardly over but already Royal Mail are well underway in preparing to deliver eBay purchases in time for Christmas.

Royal Mail will step up operations for Christmas deploying the largest double-deck trailer fleet in the UK, hiring three extra trains per day, recruiting 17,000 casual staff and hiring 50 additional buildings. They will also be expanding delivery time slots in December.

In some areas from 17th December Royal Mail will introduce evening deliveries between 5.30 – 9.00pm. This will be expanded nationally on the 22nd and 23rd December and will include items they tried to deliver earlier in the day. Packets will be redelivered on Sunday 21st December as demand requires. For those buyers who still weren’t home to receive their purchases local sorting offices will work expanded hours to allow them to collect their parcels or signed for letters.

For eBay sellers this is great news, items posted right up to Saturday 20th December should be delivered in time for Christmas. Items posted later than this will need to be sent on a next day service such as ParcelForce or Special Delivery.

The last posting dates for Christmas 2008 are:
2nd class – 18th December
1st class – 20th December
Special Delivery – 23rd December
International Airmail starts from 5th December depending on destination

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