The 2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

With the holiday season just around the corner, knowing all the December shipping deadlines is key to ensuring you dispatch your orders on time!

Christmas delivery dates

The holiday season is the most critical time for shipping. Get prepared for the rush, so all your orders arrive in time for Christmas. By taking time to plan ahead, you can make “shipping stress” a thing of the past for both you and your customers. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of last posting dates for the following major courier services:

  • Australia Post
  • New Zealand Post
  • DHL Express
  • Deutsche Post
  • DPD Local
  • Royal Mail
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    AUSTRALIA POST

    Domestic Services from Metro Areas* 

    Postal Service Cut-off Date
    Express eParcel 18-23 December
    Parcel Post 11-19 December

    *Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth to most other metro areas and cities. 
     

    NEW ZEALAND POST 

    Domestic Services

    Postal Service Cut-off Date
    Standard Post, Standard Parcel and Tracked Parcel Thursday 19 December
    CourierPost (Standard and Signature service) Monday 23 December

     

    International Inbound Services

    Postal Service Cut-off Date
    All products Wednesday 11 December at 12pm

     

    International Outbound Services

    Region Cut-off Date & Postal Service
    South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK & Europe Monday 2 December – Air
    Monday 9 December – Courier
    Friday 13 December- Express Courier
    Australia Wednesday 4 December – Air
    Wednesday 11 December – Courier
    Monday 16 December – Express Courier
    Rest of the world Friday 29 November – Air
    Friday 6 December – Courier
    Wednesday 11 December – Express Courier
    GO UK Wednesday 11 December – All products

     

    DHL EXPRESS

    International Services

    Region Cut-off Date
    Canada, Mexico Friday 20 December
    Asia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand,
    Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe,
    Middle East
    Thursday 19 December
    Asia, Central & South America Monday 16 December

     

    DEUTSCHE POST

    International & Domestic Services

    Region Cut-off Date
    Neighbouring countries DE Tuesday 17 December
    Rest of Europe Friday 13 December
    Rest of World Saturday 7 December

     

    DPD LOCAL

    International & Domestic Services

    Region Cut-off Date
    England, Wales, Scotland,
    Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland,
    the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands
    Monday 23 December

     

    ROYAL MAIL

    UK Inland Services

    Postal Service Cut-off Date
    2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For Monday 23 December
    1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48 Friday 20 December
    Royal Mail Tracked 24 Saturday 21 December
    Special Delivery Guaranteed Monday 23 December

     

    International Economy Services

    Region Cut-off Date
    Australia, Middle and Far East
    (except Hong Kong and Singapore),
    New Zealand and all other non-European destinations
    (except Canada, South Africa, USA)
    Saturday 5 October
    Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore,
    South Africa, USA
    Saturday 12 October
    Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece,
    Iceland, Malta, Turkey
    Saturday 2 November
    Western Europe Saturday 16 November