Royal Mail urge consumers to get their Christmas shopping done early

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Royal Mail‘s very own Santa Claus is encouraging customers all across the UK to help Royal Mail beat the Christmas rush by posting early for Christmas. Santa Vic Amor has been helping the Real Father Christmas for 47 years at Swindon Mail centre helping to make sure parcels, letters and cards are delivered to over 30 million addresses throughout the country and consumers can help by getting their Christmas shopping done early.

Santa Vic knows first-hand what it is like to deal with the masses of Christmas parcels and cards Royal Mail receives every Christmas. He also knows only too well that customers posting early helps his colleagues and the company manage the bumper mailbag during its busiest time of the year.

The health and safety representative dubbed “Swindon’s Santa” is urging customers to always use the postcode on cards and parcels and to always to include a return address. This helps to ensure mail isn’t delayed in the postal system.

“I know the lengths everyone, everywhere in Royal Mail goes to during the festive season to help ensure parcels, gifts and cards are delivered on time at Christmas. Please help Royal Mail at its busiest time by posting your parcels, cards and gifts early and using the postcode and a return address.

“Every year I look forward to delivering Christmas cheer and as the “Swindon Santa” I also get to bring extra festive cheer to many children in the locally.”
– Santa Vic Amor

“Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail and our customers. As we do every year, we are encouraging people to post and order presents early to help us spread the workload in the run up to Christmas. The postcode is critical at this time of year – it really does make a difference. We are asking everyone to help our hardworking postmen and women by using the postcode, writing clearly on their cards and parcels and including a return address just in case.”
– Simon Barker, UK process operations director, Royal Mail

The truth of Christmas shopping is of course that some people have had their Christmas shopping buttoned up for months, are hyper organised and have probably already shipped their presents. The people that make the Christmas rush tough on the Posties are those who haven’t even started their Christmas shopping yet and will leave it until the last minute. If that’s you than we have a top tip: Amazon not only ship really late but also offer festive gift wrap on many items and will ship right up to the big day.

18 Responses

  1. “it really does make a difference. We are asking everyone to help our hardworking postmen and women by using the postcode”.

    If only 70%+ of buyers knew how to format an address properly, even down to having a space in the postcode.

  2. guess what royal mail Christmas comes every year,
    get used to it,
    were sure my hermes are more than willing to lighten your load

  3. Well Rm could start by helping themself…
    1, don’t scan a damn item until it is about to be handed over. Fed up with stuff scanned in advance and then finding that the customer isn’t in and so shows as delivered but isn’t. I have had this happen to me as a buyer as well as a seller.
    2, carry some damn calling cards. Again on too many occassions I have spent time chasing missing deliveries only to find that they are sat at the depot, with a neighbour etc… but no card was left so no one knew.
    3, If an item isn’t collected from the depot… please don’t take 3 months to send it back to me at the return address on it.

    These simple things will help no end…

  4. “The post early for Christmas message has been around for as long as I can remember, even as a child.”
    Exactly!
    they squawk the same message every year
    everyone else just gets on with the job

  5. royal mail live in the past
    back in the day of no internet, steam trains, and no jet aircraft
    the post early for Christmas message had some value,
    some time soon such as amazon will probably have an order Christmas morning ,for delivery Christmas afternoon service

  6. dont see your point either tyler
    if everyone posted early for Christmas it would have the same effect early, as everyone posting late

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