The majority of Royal Mail larger delivery offices will be open on Christmas Eve, Sunday the 24th of December this year in what the company described as “extended festive opening hours as part of its substantial financial commitment to Christmas mail and parcel deliveries”.
Around 50% of Royal Mail’s delivery office collection points are now also open on normal Sundays for customers to pick up parcels or other mail items.
Royal Mail have been operating extended opening hours in over 1,200 delivery offices in the main cities and towns across the UK during December to offer additional convenience to its customers collecting parcels. They have already recruited 20,000 seasonal workers and opened six temporary parcel sort centres to deal with the festive mailbag.
“Extending the reach of our delivery office openings across the UK this Christmas Eve and throughout the festive season ensures that our customers get the very best service at this busy time of year.”
– Sue Whalley, Royal Mail’s Chief Operations Officer
Royal Mail’s 1,400 delivery offices are currently open six days a week. Almost half are already open later on Wednesday evenings for customers to collect items. If you think you may need to collect a parcel check your local Royal Mail Delivery Office opening hours to avoid disappointment.