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Even Santa is Finding that Sending Presents Overseas is Tougher this Year!

Monday, 07 December 2020

Helping Santa Make Xmas Deliveries OverseasThis time of year is always busy for shipping abroad as many of us give Santa a helping hand by sending Xmas presents to our friends and family members to ensure a Happy Christmas for all.

As we all know, this year everything is different and for shipping overseas this means that things are taking longer than normal – which means you should send early to minimise disappointment.

Whilst delivery dates can never be guaranteed as there are external factors such as customs checks that can slow things down, 2020 also has a host of known factors that flag the need to send your gifts as early as possible:

  • With few people able to travel abroad this Xmas there are more parcels being sent through freight shipments
  • The drop in air traffic around the world means there are less flights for parcels to be shipped on
  • All logistics companies are being affected by staff shortages due to some employees being off work due to illness, quarantine or caring for others
  • For European deliveries there are potential delays as shippers introduce and test new systems for Brexit

No Time to Waste!

The 2020 Grinch has not got the better of us yet though! There is still time to get a shipment to most parts of the world as long as you act quickly! Here is our advice* on last shipping** dates to have confidence in a Xmas delivery:

CountryDate
Australia15 December 2020
New Zealand15 December 2020
China16 December 2020
Hong Kong16 December 2020
Canada16 December 2020
S. Africa16 December 2020
Germany16 December 2020
France16 December 2020
Malaysia16 December 2020
Switzerland17 December 2020
USA17 December 2020
Spain17 December 2020
Dubai/UAE17 December 2020
Singapore17 December 2020
Ireland18 December 2020
*Delivery dates are subject to external factors and cannot be guaranteed
**Shipping date is the date the consignment leaves – extra time may be needed if packing is required

Get in Touch Today!

If you are one of the 15 million people in the UK who regularly send parcels abroad at Xmas then contact your local service centre now to obtain more detailed advice and guidance on getting your Christmas gifts delivered on time safely – wherever they need to go.

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