Whether you’re looking to post an item, or receive it before 25 December; it’s important that you know your deadlines to avoid tears on Christmas morning.
We always have the best intentions of buying our Christmas presents early so we can relax during the holidays, but life usually gets in the way.
Even if you do manage to complete your shopping early in a lucky Black Friday deal, the final posting days for Christmas packages roll around much sooner than you'd think.
If you have family and friends living abroad, then you especially need to plan ahead.
Second Class: Wednesday, December 20
First Class: Thursday, December 21
Special Delivery: Thursday, December 21
Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed: Friday, December 22
Royal Mail Tracked 48: Wednesday, December 20
Royal Mail Tracked 24: Thursday, December 21
Africa, Middle East: Saturday, December 2
Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia): Wednesday, December 6
Caribbean, Central and South America: Thursday, December 7
Greece, Australia, New Zealand: Saturday, December 9
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland: Wednesday, December 13
Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA: Thursday, December 14
Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland: Friday, December 15
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg: Saturday, December 16
All non-European destinations except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, the USA, Canada: Wednesday, September 27
Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore): Thursday, September 28
South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA and Canada: Thursday, October 12
Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland: Thursday, November 2
Western Europe: Thursday, November 16
Airmail to Operational BFPOs: Monday, November 27
Airmail to Static BFPOs: Monday, December 11
If you're going to own a brewery or vineyard you'd better love selling.
Tasting rooms and wine clubs are not the only way to spread the “good news” about your product.
Setting up a mailing list is a great way to market your product by sending samples to your subscribers.
Why send samples?
Communities of like-minded people can be passionate about a great product. It's a brilliant low cost way to share your story. Sending out samples has helped lots of microbreweries & wineries to raise awareness of their beverage, build relationships with retailers, increasing their following and finding new friends.
Getting your outstanding product in front of reviewers, writers, and other influencers, as well as into wine & beer competitions, can be an important part of the marketing and outreach program for any winery or micro brewery.
Best bottle size for sampling your product?
Half-Quarter, 93.5 ml (1/8 Bottle) – Better known as a Topette, is used most often as sample bottles
We stock a large range of postal mailboxes for shipping sample-sized bottles
Suitable for wine bottle size(s) :