There's still time to ship a gift for Christmas - but not much

21 December, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Natasha Holloway
  • Today busiest day of the year for post office's

It's one of the last holiday shipping deadlines, so you can expect a big crowd at the post office!

The Festive Season is Royal Mail's busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.

If you're sending packages by postal service, then Wednesday, Dec. 20 is the deadline to ship it as priority mail.

"I didn't check to find out when is the latest date to mail a package to get it to its destination by Christmas, so I am a little anxious", she said as she stood in line at the post office.

Which? said customers had been complaining of damaged packages and late deliveries in the run up to Christmas.

"If they really want it to get there they should start driving, otherwise come on in we will do our best and we will just tell you what all of our carriers tell us is they will do their best to get the package there", Puritz said.

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"It's obvious, people are shipping and mailing more items out of state and to different areas of the state than ever before", Smith added. "With Informed Delivery, you can track your packages and check your mail from anywhere".

If you can't make it to the post office until Friday, it might cost you.

Gene Mabrey, customer as well said, "I'm shipping some oranges to my relatives back in OH".

Research firm StellaService says December 19 is the most popular cutoff date for retailers, two days earlier than past year.

"We'd like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings and to ask them all to please also use the postcode as this helps us greatly in the job that we do at this busy time".

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