AccessorizeShop With Accessorize Now Standard delivery: Order by 20/12/2016 - 23:59
Express delivery: Order by 22/12/2016 - 22:00
Click and Collect: Order by 19/12/2016 - 23:59
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Our little elves have been busy sourcing the cut off dates for deliveries from the biggest stores this Christmas season.
On this page we bring you the Christmas Last Order dates for more than 50 high street and online retailers. Check out our list to see when you need to order by at your favourite stores to ensure santa makes it down your chimney in time for the big day! You can check all options below, including: standard, express if your in a rush or click & collect to beat the crowds.
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Urban Outfitters offer only Express Christmas Delivery in the UK, so get your skates on!Express delivery: Order by 21/12/2016 23:59
These dates are our best guesses, so order before it's too late...
With Christmas approaching quicker than you can say tinsel you probably need to buy presents online for a number of people. Just because you order online doesn’t mean you can leave your shopping to Christmas Eve. Next Day Delivery isn’t an option in the last few days before Christmas; some retailers won’t even take orders a full 10 days before Christmas. In 2015, the most frequent last order/delivery days were December 22nd and 23rd. If you have ordered before the deadline for a certain retailer and your gifts are late, don’t worry you have the right to complain and secure a full refund. To really be sure of getting your shopping completed on time you need to start in early December. It’s important to check the last order date for each of your favourite retailers. A way round the last order dates is to click and collect. Order your gifts ahead of time and collect them yourself when you have a free minute, that way you avoid the busy shops. After all Christmas is a frantic time, with decorating and food shopping to do too. If you are sending a gift that you have bought for someone you can use Royal Mail, their deadline varies each year, in 2015 it was December 19. However, if you are sending something more substantial than a greetings card, you can find cheaper courier services. For parcels over 1kg you can save a great deal by using cut price couriers like Worldwide Parcel Services and MyParcelDelivery. What do you when disaster strikes and your loved ones favourite retailer are no longer taking orders? Although not as personal as a present a gift card can be the perfect solution. Almost every store imaginable offers a variation of gift cards ranging from £10 to as much as you’re willing to spend. Even better is an e-gift card, which can be sent and received by email. E-Gift-Cards are especially handy if the recipient is accident prone or misplaces things easily. Although convenient they are not quite the traditional image of opening presents around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. Be careful, when retailers go into administration they won’t accept a gift card, stores like Blockbusters, BHS and Woolworths have all gone bust in recent years. So make sure the recipient spends their gift card speedily.
|Tuesday 20/12/2016||2nd Class & Royal Mail Signed|
|Wednesday 21/12/2016||1st Class & Royal Mail Signed|
|Thursday 22/12/2016||Royal Mail Guaranteed Special Delivery|
|Friday 23/12/2016||Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Postage|
Royal Mail Worker's Strike
You might have heard the news that the CPU (Communications Workers Union), the post
union has decided to strike over Christmas. There's no need to worry! The Post Office
assurances that the proposed 5 days of strijing over pension decreases and working
have no affect on whether your parcels are delivered on time. Mark Davies the Post
Communication Director says, “Christmas post will not be in chaos. There will no impact
deliveries” he went on to say: "We are extremely sorry that the unions are attempting to
services for people sending parcels and cards
to loved ones in the run-up to Christmas".
He Continues, "However, we would like to reassure our customers that, if a strike goes ahead on December 3, it will impact less than 300 of our 11,600 branches. It will be business as usual in 97% of our network."
Meanwhile the Unite insist that Christmas deliveries will be disrupted. Let's all cross our fingers, with only 300 branches affected, we should still have a Merry Christmas!
Size & Weight
Stick to the brief guidlines and your letters and parcels should be cleared and ready to wind their way to their UK destination. Remember the size & weight of any post you do send will impact upon the cost of postage, check out the pricing information for your delivery using the Royal Mail Price Finder
Including women's shoes and boots, small electronics like speakers and handheld game
clothes. If it can fit into a box of the following dimensions, its good to go:
The Royal Mail attributes medium sized parcels as being suitable for gifts, so any
to send through the postal service should be fine.
Think anything weighty including electronics, kids toys and more.
Use Various Online Couriers Some online couriers will even pick up from your home or office all you need to is box the products yourself, or even easier keep them in the store packaging. My Hermes collect your parcels – up to 2KG from as little as £3.10, or drop your parcel at a partner ParcelShop, with as many as 4,500 to choose from, you can check your nearest location using the ParcelShop finder tool. Determine the dimensions and weight of your parcel and you can get a price In a jiffy. Alternatives include: Shiply, Pharos Parcel and Man With a Van if you need bulky items delivered! Be Careful: Not all couriers deliver everything, check what’s on their prohibited list Check how your package is insured, Ensure the actual weight of the package is what you stated, otherwise expect excess charges – just like at the airport
Some websites will have a dedicated section featuring presents that aren’t too bulky or oddly shaped, meaning postage is a cinch. If you have no luck, you can always check out the dimensions of your gifts on the merchants product information page. Cross reference this information with the Royal Mail size guide, and hey presto you know which size parcel to send. Then, finally, you can work out how exactly how much you’ll need to spend, ensuring your Christmas Budget isn't under strain Other similar discounted stamp retailers include Discount Stamps and Great Britain Stamps