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  • Royal Mail
    16 December 2015
    Royal Mail reminds customers of Second Class posting dates
Royal Mail is reminding customers to post Second Class mail by the recommended last posting date of 19 December 2015.
Customers have until 21 December to post First Class mail items and 23 December to post Special Delivery mail.
Each year Royal Mail invests in additional resources for its Christmas operation to handle the festive mail bag. This has included recruiting 19,000 seasonal workers, deploying an extra 4,700 trucks and vans and opening ten temporary parcel sort centres. 
  • Royal Mail
    14 December 2015
    Royal Mail celebrates iconic British design as it encourages its customers to ‘Post Early’ this Christmas

Royal Mail is celebrating its patronage of innovative UK graphic artists by showcasing a series of historic posters advising people to ‘Post Early for Christmas.’

The posters first came into print in the 1930s and were produced by some of the UK’s most important and influential graphic designers and artists.  The “Post Early” campaign still runs today to ensureChristmas cards and presents arrive in time for the big day at what is our busiest time of year.    

  • Royal Mail
    14 December 2015
    Royal Mail reminds people to post early for Christmas with postmark

Royal Mail is encouraging people to post early this Christmas by reminding them of the last posting dates on a special postmark. The launch of the postmark marks just seven days until the last posting date for First Class mail. Royal Mail has been planning its festive operations since April and is preparing to handle millions of items a day in the run up to the big day.

  • Royal Mail
    10 December 2015
    Half of small online retailers have made it easier for consumers to buy from their smartphone this Christmas
New research, published today by Royal Mail, reveals that the UK’s small online retailers are wishing for a mobile Christmas. The annual survey¹ found that nearly half (46 per cent) have enhanced their mobile shopping experience in time for the festive shopping season to cater for their customers’ fast-changing shopping habits.  Twice as many small retailers have enhanced their m-commerce offering this year than planned to do so at the start of 2015². 
  • Royal Mail
    9 December 2015
    Ho, ho, ho…homes with a festive twist

With just 17 days to go until Christmas Day, Royal Mail is getting in the festive spirit by revealing the UK’s 40 favourite festive house names.

The popular Christmas carol, ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ has no doubt helped propel these evergreen favourites to the top of the list. Holly appears on 9,353 homes in the UK, while Ivy adorns 6,926. Those looking for ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ won’t be disappointed, with Chestnuts third on the top 40, appearing 4,514 times across the country.

  • Royal Mail
    4 December 2015
    Oliver’s challenge to Royal Mail is out of this world

“Wow! That’s a lot of money,” exclaimed Oliver, who lives with his mum and dad, Mike and Melanie Giddings and eight-year-old brother, William, near Lytham St Anne’s on the Fylde coast.

Mum Melanie said: “Oliver has always been an inquisitive little boy and is very keen on anything to do with space, stars and planets. He was so excited to get such a great letter back from Royal Mail.”

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    Christmas card cover 1963
    2 December 2015
    The best Christmas card of all - the one from Santa!

With just over three weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail is once again busy helping one of its extra special customers, Father Christmas. It has been helping Santa to reply to children’s Christmas wishes for over 50 years.

As well as delivering the many thousands of letters that children write to him, we are also helping him to deliver his Christmas cards to those children whose letters he has already received and read.  He has already started to send his replies to children this year.

  • Royal Mail
    30 November 2015
    Royal Mail confirms the UK’s online shopping hotspots for Black Friday 2015
Royal Mail today confirms the top ten towns and cities where the most online shopping took place on Black Friday 2015, Friday 27th November. 
Black Friday, the one day promotional sales event, is now regarded as the start of Christmas shopping season in the UK and represents a major boost to the retail shopping calendar. 

The top ten UK online shopping hotspots for Black Friday are: 

1. Norwich 

2. Dorchester 

3. Exeter 

  • Royal Mail
    27 November 2015
    Royal Mail encourages missing people to get in touch this Christmas

Royal Mail has created a freepost address – ‘Freepost Missing People’ – for those who are missing to attempt to make contact with their families through the charity. The address has been set up in time for the festive season, when many people think about their families and loved ones. Getting back in touch with friends and relatives after a period away can be hard. The new system is a simple way for missing people to send a message, with the option of doing so without the possibility of being traced.

  • Royal Mail
    25 November 2015
    USA forecast to be the most popular international destination for airmail letters and parcels this Christmas

The USA is forecast to be Royal Mail’s leading international airmail destination for festive greetings from the UK in 2015.

The top five international greetings destinations for airmail letters and parcels this Christmas are expected to be: United States, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Canada and France.

The finding comes as Royal Mail reminds customers of the last recommended posting dates for international destinations to arrive in time for Christmas 2015. For those wanting to send cards or gifts to the United States, that is Tuesday 15 December 2015.


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