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Final collection dates for international Christmas delivery

Whether you parents have retired to the Costa Del Sol or your best friend is settled in Sydney, you can still have their Christmas gifts delivered bang on time. If you follow the final collection dates your deliveries should arrive before the big day (all being well!). 

If your gift is already wrapped and ready to go why not send it now? It is better to be safe than sorry as the couriers are very busy at this time of year!

ALBANIA Tue 16/12/2014
ALGERIA Thu 11/12/2014
ANDORRA Tue 16/12/2014
ANGOLA Thu 11/12/2014
ANGUILLA Mon 15/12/2014
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA Mon 15/12/2014
ARGENTINA Fri 12/12/2014
ARMENIA Fri 12/12/2014
ARUBA Wed 10/12/2014
AUSTRALIA Wed 10/12/2014
AUSTRIA Thu 18/12/2014
AZERBAJAN Fri 12/12/2014
AZORES Mon 15/12/2014
BAHAMAS Fri 12/12/2014
BAHRAIN Wed 17/12/2014
BALEARIC ISLES Mon 15/12/2014
BANGLADESH Tue 09/12/2014
BARBADOS Wed 17/12/2014
BELARUS Thu 11/12/2014
BELGIUM Mon 22/12/2014
BELIZE Mon 15/12/2014
BENIN Wed 10/12/2014
BERMUDA Tue 16/12/2014
BHUTAN Mon 08/12/2014
BOLIVIA Mon 08/12/2014
BOTSWANA Fri 12/12/2014
BRAZIL Wed 10/12/2014
BULGARIA Mon 15/12/2014
BURKINA FASO Fri 05/12/2014
BURUNDI Mon 08/12/2014
CAMBODIA Thu 11/12/2014
CAMEROON Wed 10/12/2014
CANADA Thu 11/12/2014
CANARY ISLANDS Mon 15/12/2014
CAPE VERDE Fri 12/12/2014
CAYMAN ISLANDS Tue 16/12/2014
CHAD Tue 09/12/2014
CHILE Fri 12/12/2014
CHINA Wed 10/12/2014
COLOMBIA Mon 08/12/2014
COMOROS Fri 05/12/2014
CONGO  Tue 09/12/2014
CORSICA Tue 16/12/2014
COSTA RICA Tue 16/12/2014
CROATIA Fri 12/12/2014
CUBA Tue 09/12/2014
CYPRUS Tue 16/12/2014
CZECH REPUBLIC Wed 17/12/2014
DENMARK Thu 18/12/2014
DJIBOUTI Wed 10/12/2014
DOMINICA Mon 15/12/2014
ECUADOR Wed 10/12/2014
EGYPT Tue 16/12/2014
EL SALVADOR Mon 15/12/2014
ERITREA Wed 10/12/2014
ESTONIA Mon 15/12/2014
ETHIOPIA Mon 08/12/2014
FAROE ISLANDS Wed 17/12/2014
FIJI Wed 10/12/2014
FINLAND Fri 12/12/2014
FRANCE Fri 19/12/2014
FRENCH GUIANA Thu 11/12/2014
FRENCH POLYNESIA  Mon 08/12/2014
GABON Tue 16/12/2014
GAMBIA Fri 05/12/2014
GAZA & KHAN YUNIS Mon 15/12/2014
GEORGIA Mon 08/12/2014
GERMANY Thu 18/12/2014
GHANA Mon 08/12/2014
GIBRALTAR Tue 16/12/2014
GREECE Fri 12/12/2014
GREENLAND Wed 17/12/2014
GRENADA Tue 16/12/2014
GUADELOUPE Tue 16/12/2014
GUAM Mon 15/12/2014
GUATEMALA Thu 11/12/2014
GUERNSEY Wed 17/12/2014
GUINEA  Mon 15/12/2014
GUYANA Wed 10/12/2014
HAITI Fri 12/12/2014
HONDURAS Mon 15/12/2014
HONG KONG Wed 17/12/2014
HUNGARY Thu 18/12/2014
ICELAND Tue 16/12/2014
INDIA Mon 08/12/2014
INDONESIA Wed 10/12/2014
IRAN Thu 11/12/2014
REP. OF IRELAND Thu 18/12/2014
ISRAEL Mon 15/12/2014
ITALY Thu 18/12/2014
IVORY COAST  Thu 11/12/2014
JAMAICA Thu 11/12/2014
JAPAN Mon 15/12/2014
JERSEY Thu 18/12/2014
JORDAN Thu 11/12/2014
KAZAKHSTAN Thu 04/12/2014
KENYA Thu 11/12/2014
KIRGHIZSTAN Thu 04/12/2014
KIRIBATI Thu 11/12/2014
KOREA (REPUBLIC OF Mon 15/12/2014
KUWAIT Wed 17/12/2014
LAOS Tue 09/12/2014
LATVIA Mon 15/12/2014
LEBANON Tue 16/12/2014
LESOTHO Mon 15/12/2014
LIBERIA Fri 12/12/2014
LIECHTENSTEIN Wed 17/12/2014
LITHUANIA Mon 15/12/2014
LUXEMBOURG Fri 19/12/2014
MACAO Wed 17/12/2014
MACEDONIA Mon 15/12/2014
MADAGASCAR Mon 15/12/2014
MADEIRA Fri 12/12/2014
MALAWI Wed 10/12/2014
MALAYSIA Mon 15/12/2014
MALDIVES Mon 15/12/2014
MALI Wed 10/12/2014
MALTA Tue 16/12/2014
MARSHALL ISLANDS  Fri 12/12/2014
MARTINIQUE Tue 16/12/2014
MAURITANIA Fri 12/12/2014
MAURITIUS Mon 15/12/2014
MEXICO Fri 12/12/2014
MICRONESIA Mon 15/12/2014
MOLDOVA Wed 10/12/2014
MONACO Wed 17/12/2014
MONTENEGRO Thu 11/12/2014
MONTSERRAT Mon 15/12/2014
MOROCCO Mon 15/12/2014
MOZAMBIQUE Mon 15/12/2014
NAMIBIA Fri 12/12/2014
NAURU Fri 12/12/2014
NEPAL Wed 10/12/2014
NETHERLANDS Mon 22/12/2014
NEW CALEDONIA Thu 11/12/2014
NEW ZEALAND Wed 10/12/2014
NICARAGUA Mon 15/12/2014
NIGER   Thu 11/12/2014
NIGERIA Fri 12/12/2014
NORWAY Fri 12/12/2014
OMAN Mon 15/12/2014
PAKISTAN Thu 11/12/2014
PANAMA Mon 08/12/2014
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Thu 04/12/2014
PARAGUAY Fri 12/12/2014
PERU Mon 15/12/2014
PHILIPPINES Fri 12/12/2014
POLAND Wed 17/12/2014
PORTUGAL Tue 16/12/2014
PUERTO RICO Mon 15/12/2014
QATAR Fri 12/12/2014
REUNION Fri 12/12/2014
ROMANIA Tue 16/12/2014
RUSSIA Mon 08/12/2014
RWANDA Wed 03/12/2014
SAMOA (AMERICAN) Mon 15/12/2014
SAN MARINO Tue 16/12/2014
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE Mon 15/12/2014
SARDINIA Tue 16/12/2014
SAUDI ARABIA Thu 11/12/2014
SENEGAL Tue 09/12/2014
SERBIA  Thu 11/12/2014
SEYCHELLES Tue 09/12/2014
SICILY Tue 16/12/2014
SIERRA LEONE Wed 10/12/2014
SINGAPORE Wed 17/12/2014
SLOVAKIA Wed 17/12/2014
SLOVENIA Wed 17/12/2014
SOLOMON ISLANDS Thu 11/12/2014
SOUTH AFRICA Thu 11/12/2014
SPAIN Thu 18/12/2014
SRI LANKA Fri 12/12/2014
ST LUCIA Thu 11/12/2014
ST PIERRE & MIQUELON Fri 12/12/2014
SUDAN Thu 11/12/2014
SURINAME Tue 09/12/2014
SWAZILAND Mon 15/12/2014
SWEDEN Tue 16/12/2014
SWITZERLAND Wed 17/12/2014
SYRIA Fri 12/12/2014
TAIWAN Mon 15/12/2014
TANZANIA Wed 10/12/2014
THAILAND Fri 12/12/2014
TOGO Wed 10/12/2014
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Thu 11/12/2014
TUNISIA Thu 11/12/2014
TURKEY Mon 15/12/2014
TURKMENISTAN Mon 08/12/2014
TUVALU Mon 15/12/2014
UGANDA Thu 11/12/2014
UKRAINE Thu 11/12/2014
URUGUAY Thu 11/12/2014
VANUATU Thu 04/12/2014
VENEZUELA Mon 15/12/2014
VIETNAM Tue 09/12/2014
VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA) Tue 16/12/2014
WAKE ISLAND Mon 15/12/2014
YEMEN Fri 12/12/2014
ZAMBIA Wed 10/12/2014
ZIMBABWE Thu 11/12/2014

Please note: The 2014 collection by dates are a guide only. They indicate the date by which parcels should be sent for delivery prior to Christmas. For items that require commercial or pro-forma invoices, if these are not provided or are completed incorrectly delivery will be delayed. As parcels are being delivered internationally customs delays can also occur. Some dates are for drop-off services.
Posted by Siobhan at 11:51

Offer your customers more delivery options to get that sale

We are well and truly in the build up to Christmas which means one thing - peak Christmas trading. For many companies this is the most important time of year. But how do you make sure that the customer chooses to buy from you rather than your competitors?

​One of the easiest answers is choice. Consumers no longer just want the best price, they also want to choose whether to have their purchases delivered to home or work, on a 2 day, next day, a specifically chosen day, Saturday or even international service. These are all options available from the big retailers and it is our job to make this available to you too.

What's more the faster services can offer you a precious extra few days of sales for those last minute shoppers wanting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas. The more you can offer to your customer, the more likely they are to offer you their business.

Don't forget, place an order before 14th December 2014 and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win a case of wine delivered in time for Christmas! Find out more here.

Posted by Siobhan at 08:45

5 tips for sending your Christmas gifts this year

We know how much time, effort and money you spend on your Christmas shopping every year so the last thing we want is a hiccup when delivering your gifts to family and friends worldwide. 

We have come up with 5 tips to help your delivery go off without a hitch and some key advice in case there are any delays!

Tip 1 - Use special services for your special delivery
Economy services are ideal for low value items but if your gift is a little more special, then there are plenty more to choose between:

  • - Next day delivery with Yodel, City Link or Parcelforce
  • - A secure service with DX using a tamperproof poly bag
  • - Timed services to have it delivered by 9am, 10.30am, 12 noon with City Link or Parcelforce
  • - A same day service for the fastest delivery with a dedicated courier

  • These couriers do everything in their power so that your special delivery arrives as quickly as possible. See which couriers offer which services here.

Tip 2 - Allow plenty of time
Over Christmas, couriers are sent into overdrive delivering Christmas shopping and gifts around the country (and worldwide!). The courier companies are already busy hiring more drivers to get your parcel delivered direct to the recipient's door but to be on the safe side we suggest sending your parcels with plenty of time to spare! 

Tip 3 - Protect your parcel
Our staff here at My Parcel delivery have worked with couriers for many years so we tapped into their knowledge to create a list of Packaging Do's and Dont's to help keep your parcels safe and sound. Remember, your parcel will be sorted by machines in sorting offices which makes a fragile label no substitute for good packaging! For extra security why not add a guaranteed signature on arrival? This will make sure your carefully selected gift isn't left unattended if the recipient isn't home.

Tip 4 - Protect yourself 

Whether it's a gift for Aunt Flo in Glasgow or returning your shopping that wasn't quite as perfect as you had hoped, here at My Parcel Delivery we want to make sure that you’re covered for the full cost of whatever you’re sending. As your parcel wings its way across country, or even across the world, it's a good idea to protect yourself should anything go wrong. You can add compensation cover when you book your delivery - protection (and added peace of mind!) can cost as little as 10p.

Tip 5 - Check...and check again

It's best to double check when completing your address details to make sure they are accurate. If you are sending your parcel internationally then take a moment and double check foreign letters too, and always add a local landline or mobile phone number for the recipient. This helps our courier partners locate the more hard to find addresses! 

And now you are ready to send - get a quote here.

Posted by Siobhan at 10:48

Compare the cost of sending your gifts this Christmas

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? As the wet and windy weather arrives we don't want to be pounding the pavement of the high street looking for the perfect gift. Online shopping has it delivered direct to your door but how do you send your gifts on to the lucky recipient? Or back to the company if you don't love it quite as much as you thought? 

We're here to help, you can send with us and save up to 74% compared with Royal Mail.

How we compare on UK delivery and international delivery*

Medium Parcel ServiceRoyal Mail PriceMy Parcel Delivery Price% Saving
2-3 Day with Signature / Up to 2kg £9.10 £5.81 36%
Next Day Delivery with Signature / Up to 5kg £17.48 £9.23 47%
Next Day Delivery with Signature / Up to 20kg £33.01 £9.23 72%
International, Tracked and Signed for / Up to 3kg to USA £68.63 £41.99 39%
International, Tracked and Signed for / Up to 5kg to Australia £97.83 £53.76 45%
International, Tracked and Signed for / Up to 10kg to Germany £65.94 £17.46 74%

*Prices correct as of 27/10/2014

We don’t want you to queue up in a Post Office! Here at My Parcel delivery you can choose your courier and they will pick up your parcel from anywhere you want; or, if you prefer, you can drop it off at a convenient location near you using a drop-off service.

Have your gifts delivered the right way (and for the right price!) by booking here. And don't forget, place an order before 14th December 2014 and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win a case of wine delivered in time for Christmas! Find out more here.

Posted by Siobhan at 10:21

Trash to treasure - selling on eBay

The supermarkets aisles are filling with decorations and parties are being's official, Christmas is fast approaching! With presents to find and turkey to stuff we all feel those purse strings tighten as we move closer to the big day. 

Before your house fills with even more nicknack's from Aunty Flo and Grandma Dora, why not make someone else's Christmas by selling your bits and bobs which have been gathering dust? Instead of throwing out the picture that no longer matches your newly decorated kitchen, pop it on eBay. The extra money will help make your Christmas extra special and give the chance of a pre-loved treasure to your bidders. 

What's more you can save on your postage too! By booking through My Parcel Delivery you can send parcels up to 249cm in length and 30kg in weight while saving up to 73% compared with Royal Mail. If you haven't already you can even link your eBay account to save time as the description, delivery address and dimensions are automatically uploaded for each of your eBay items. 

Remember, eBay items tend to sell for a higher price when you offer them for delivery rather than collection only so make yourself some extra Christmas money and help make someone else's even better by having a sort through your stuff and selling on eBay. It really is true that one person's trash is another person's treasure.

Posted by Siobhan at 08:49