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  • Royal Mail
    25 November 2014
    Royal Mail’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Charlie Flynn, tells customers to ‘box clever’ by posting early this Christmas

Postman Charlie Flynn, the 2014 Commonwealth Games Boxing Lightweight gold medallist, today encouraged customers to ‘box clever’ by posting early for Christmas to help Royal Mail spread the workload during its busiest time of the year.

Charlie already knows first-hand what it is like to deal with masses of Christmas parcels and cards to deliver a First Class Christmas for customers. Charlie is part of the 238-strong workforce at the Royal Mail’s Scottish Distribution centre in Wishaw, Lanarkshire.

  • Royal Mail
    25 November 2014
    Amazon joins the UK’s largest ‘click and collect’ network

Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail’s Local Collect ‘click and collect’ network – the largest in the UK. The service enables shoppers to choose for parcels to be delivered to around 10,500 Post Office branches, providing greater control over the delivery of their items.

  • Royal Mail
    18 November 2014
    First Class! Royal Mail to deliver letters to Santa

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail is once again lending a helping hand to one its most special customers, Santa Claus.

Santa’s team of helpers at Royal Mail is gearing up to the deliver the thousands of letters addressed to him by children across the nation. 

Royal Mail has helped to make Christmas dreams come true by sending letters to the North Pole for more than 50 years,

Alex McConnell has the special task of ensuring children’s letters reach Reindeerland at the North Pole, he said:

  • Royal Mail
    18 November 2014
    Britain on the move: making a house a home

Royal Mail’s Home Movers Study has revealed that spending on a new home doesn’t stop when contracts have been exchanged on the new property.

The study found that nearly seven in ten recently moved home owners (69 per cent) have either carried out building work or plan to do so within the next six months. Meanwhile, 81 per cent say the same of cosmetic work.

  • Royal Mail
    17 November 2014
    Royal Mail beats quality of service targets

Royal Mail is ahead of its First Class and Second Class mail quality targets in the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, according to independent research2.

For First Class mail, Royal Mail delivered 93.3 per cent the next working day, against a target of 93.0 per cent, over the six months to 28 September 2014.

The Second Class mail target was also exceeded, with 98.9 per cent of mail delivered within three working days, against a target of 98.5 per cent.

Royal Mail’s Quality of Service is measured by TNS Global, an independent research company.

  • Royal Mail
    13 November 2014
    Royal Mail postmark takes off following Rosetta mission success
  • Royal Mail is issuing a postmark to highlight the historic moment the European Space Agency landed a spacecraft on a comet
  • The Philae lander touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko yesterday following the Rosetta orbiter’s 10 year mission across the Solar System
  • Royal Mail’s postmark will be delivered on mail across the UK from Friday to  Saturday
  • It will say: ‘Celebrating the first ever landing on a comet. Congratulations to the European Space Agency.”


  • Royal Mail
    10 November 2014
    ‘Stamps on Vans’ – for the first time ever Royal Mail Special Stamps to feature on its vans in towns and cities across the country

Royal Mail today announced the launch of a campaign that will see, for the first time ever, images of its Special Stamps featured on its delivery vans, 

Beginning with the set of six Christmas stamps, which are now on sale, images of the stamps will appear on around 1,500 Royal Mail vans across 26 towns and cities across the UK.

  • Royal Mail
    10 November 2014
    UK SME online retailers planning to start Christmas promotions earlier and expect more international orders

UK SME online retailers are planning to start their Christmas promotions this week – a week earlier than last year - as they prepare to win their share of festive sales, research by Royal Mail has revealed.

Pricing promotion the top tactic

  • Royal Mail
    4 November 2014
    Royal Mail issues 2014 Christmas stamps featuring delightful festive scenes

Royal Mail today announced the launch of the 2014 Christmas stamps.


The five stamps depict various Christmas family traditions – from carol singing and ice skating to posting cards, making snowmen and buying trees.

  • Royal Mail
    30 October 2014
    Royal Mail to open 10 temporary parcel sort centres for Christmas

Royal Mail is opening ten temporary parcel sort centres for the Christmas period as part of its festive operation.

The parcel sort centres are being set up to sort a significant proportion of the parcels Royal Mail handles before they are distributed around the UK and delivered to the door by Royal Mail’s postmen and women.

The seasonal workers will support Royal Mail’s permanent 124,000 postmen and women who sort and deliver the mail all year round, including Christmas which is the busiest time of the year for the postal service.


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