Royal Mail Strike Action

There will be Royal Mail strike action over November and December this year. If your order is being posted with Royal Mail there may be delays. Unfortunately we are unable to say how severe these delays will be. To help our customers with this we have reduced the threshold at which we offer free shipping by DHL and have subsidised the upgrade cost if you would like to upgrade from Royal Mail to DHL.

With previous Royal Mail strikes we have seen delays not just on the strike days, but also afterwards as they struggle to catch up with the backlog. With strike action now extended to take place during the busiest delivery period of the year we are expecting lengthy delays over Black Friday and the Christmas period.

If your order is urgent we strongly recommend shipping with DHL.

Strike days are currently scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday 24th November
  • Friday 25th November
  • Wednesday 30th November
  • Thursday 1st December
  • Friday 9th December
  • Sunday 11th December
  • Wednesday 14th December
  • Thursday 15th December
  • Friday 23rd December
  • Saturday 24th December

Please note last posting dates for 2022 are earlier than usual due to strikes, see information provided by Royal Mail below.

Allow plenty of time for posting.  Please post items and gifts for Christmas early, particularly for International deliveries.

Wednesday 7 December Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy
Monday 12 December 2nd Class
2nd Class Signed For
Royal Mail 48®
Friday 16 December 1st Class
1st Class Signed For
Royal Mail 24®
Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Monday 19 December Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Wednesday 21 December Special Delivery Guaranteed®