What you need to know about the 2020 shipping holiday deadlines


One of the most important parts of holiday shipping preparation for every e-commerce brand is knowing which carrier services to use and when to accommodate last-minute shoppers. Knowing which services are available until which dates, is crucial for retaining customer satisfaction.

Last posting date is a specific date that items need to be shipped to make it to a destination on time. For e-commerce retailers, these dates must factor in both the amount of time between ordering and dispatching an item and transit time, or the number of days it takes for the item to arrive at the customer.

We have assembled the most popular carriers’ last posting dates for Christmas into one article. If you want to ship your products in time for Christmas, make sure that your checkout options reflect the deadlines below.

Royal Mail

Parcelforce Worldwide





If you have any enquires regarding the above dates, please do not hesitate to reach out to support via phone, email, or live chat. Our shipping specialists here at Shiptheory are more than happy to provide the assistance you need to find ways to save money and time on every shipment and make this your most profitable holiday season yet.

Stathis Kampylis

Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Shiptheory