The month of December brings many things; Christmas Celebrations, Winter Wonderlands, Warm Fires and Hot Water Bottles, Woolly Hats and Woolly Gloves, Blankets of Snow, and – unfortunately – delays in despatch and delivery times.
Yes, it is a truth that should be universally acknowledged; when it comes to the post, Christmas tends to mean chaos with delays to all forms of delivery services. So, we’d like to remind our customers that at this time of the year it is always best to order your items as early as you can and to take advantage of guaranteed next day delivery options wherever possible. The last posting date for First Class Mail is Saturday 20th December (meaning you need to order from us by 4:30pm on Friday 19th December) and the last posting date for Guaranteed Next Day Delivery is Tuesday 23rd December, BUT PLEASE REMEMBER: first class mail is NOT a guaranteed service and, as it is subject to delays at this time of the year, it WILL NOT necessarily reach the recipient the next day.
Of course, it’s not just the Royal Mail that sees an increase in demand at this time of the year. After all, the increase in the amount of mail that needs to be delivered is caused by the hundreds and thousands (and millions!) of additional products that are manufactured and ordered for Christmas. Therefore, we also recommend that any customers who need larger quantities of labels (500+ sheets) or made to order items (items with a minimum order quantity that is higher than 25 sheets) should order these items as early as possible to avoid disappointment. In particular, made to order items should be a priority as, while these items usually have a despatch estimate of 5 working days, the current despatch estimate is more like 5-7 working days and, of course, there is a limit to the number of orders that can be fulfilled in the time remaining before Christmas. If you are concerned about receiving an order in time for Christmas, please get in touch with us and we can check on the availability of the particular item(s) you need.