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As you start planning for a successful peak season, we're scaling up to meet demand with Tracked delivery, Returns and International Tracked – the perfect Christmas package. New, more flexible inflight delivery options are now live and our secure Parcel Postboxes are always open for 24/7 returns. Widen your reach worldwide, and keep customers in the know with notifications in 9 local languages, with more coming soon.

Christmas 2020, we've got it tracked…

Why Royal Mail at Christmas?

  • How we scale up to meet festive demand

    We open dedicated parcel centres, recruit thousands of temporary staff and deliver right up to Christmas Eve to help you extend your selling window.

  • Free collection with Royal Mail Tracked®

    We provide free collections to all customers sending 1,000 or more Tracked items per year, giving you back valuable time to spend fulfilling festive orders during the peak season.

  • Becoming more sustainable

    Over 70% of our parcels are small enough to be delivered by our 90,000 feet on the street* and over 295 vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions are driving forward sustainability.**

    *Measured between 2018-19.
    **Source: Royal Mail Group plc - Corporate Responsibility Report 2018-19.

Royal Mail Tracked®

Help to improve first time delivery with more flexible delivery options…

With 74% of online shoppers saying they are more confident ordering from a retailer that offers Tracked delivery,* now is the time to meet the flurry of festive demand with a predicted delivery day and new inflight delivery options that give them the power to change their location to a nominated safe place or neighbour. Additional choices will soon include the option to switch the delivery day or place to a local Post Office® branch or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Save time answering 'where is my parcel?' customer queries by letting customers track their item at five points along the way, via our website or the Royal Mail app. You can also keep tabs on your service with free Tracked reports including first time delivery performance and ongoing postage data.

*Source: Delivery Matters UK, 2020. Independently conducted by Trinity McQueen.

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Tracked advantages

  • Tracked notifications Keeping customers informed means more self-service and less call centre enquiries, saving you valuable time
  • Inflight delivery lets customers switch their location to a nominated safe place or trusted neighbour if they’re not at home
  • Coming soon more inflight options to switch delivery day or location will include the option to Click and Collect from a local Post Office®
  • Estimated delivery window and predicted day of delivery will let customers plan their day and help to improve first time delivery
  • Local Collect lets shoppers choose to pick up their item from a local Post Office® or Royal Mail Customer Service Point
  • Compensation for loss or damage up to £100 means you can confidently replace the item to build customer loyalty
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Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

In the rush to fulfil festive orders, guarantee your customers a next day delivery service…

86% of online shoppers prefer retailers who offer a variety of delivery speeds.* Special Delivery Guaranteed next day by 9am or by 1pm meets growing demand for more customer choice and delivers right up to Christmas Eve, perfect for those last minute gifts. Boost customer confidence with parcel tracking at 7 points along the way and a signature on arrival providing added peace of mind. Our money-back delivery guarantee** is ideal for 'must have' gifts, and higher value items are covered with up to £750 inclusive compensation.

*Source: Delivery Matters UK, 2020. Independently conducted by Trinity McQueen.

**Exceptions apply. We deliver throughout the UK but there are restrictions to delivery guarantees in some areas. See Appendix A: Delivery Speeds in the UK parcels services user guide for full details.

Special Delivery Guaranteed advantages

  • Next day delivery choice Offer online Christmas shoppers more choice and rapid parcel despatch with next day delivery by 9am or by 1pm.
  • Money-back guarantee In the Christmas rush you’re covered with next day delivery backed by the promise of a money-back guarantee.**
  • Tracked notifications Customers can follow festive parcels, as items are scanned 7 times en route adding the reassurance of proactive delivery updates.
  • Compensation covered High value Christmas gift items are covered with up to £750 compensation included, and additional cover available up to £2,500.
  • Last minute gift delivery Let customers order right up to 23 December for delivery on Christmas Eve.
  • Convenient Local Collect® If customers know they won't be home they can choose to Click & Collect from their nearest Post Office® or Customer Service Point.
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Royal Mail Tracked Returns®

Want to provide more flexible returns options?

A seamless returns process is key to keep shoppers coming back. Our UK-wide Postboxes are a convenient way for your customers to return any unwanted purchases and are ready to accept prepaid returns 24/7. Rated the most trusted returns provider by online shoppers,* we’ll help you get Christmas on track with returns on your festive shoppers’ terms. Proof of posting and a fully tracked returns journey, provides customers with peace of mind their item has arrived safely, providing confidence they will soon be refunded.

*Source: Delivery Matters UK, 2020. Independently conducted by Trinity McQueen.

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Tracked Returns advantages

  • Returns on their terms our secure Parcel Postboxes are always open for easy drop off during the festive rush, at 1,400 locations nationwide
  • Our simple returns portal can be customised with your brand for shoppers to print their returns label or download a QR code
  • No printer, no problem with Labels to Go we can print return labels at a Post Office® branch or Customer Service Point
  • Tracked transparency keeps you aware of stock being returned to your warehouse, so you can resell it faster and give prompt refunds to help to build repeat business
  • Select your speed Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 24 aims to be back with the retailer the next day or choose Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 24 for a great value option with a 2-3 day aim
  • Largest UK returns network* build loyalty with more convenient local drop off points close to shoppers home or work. Easy returns encourage repeat purchases

* Source: Triangle Management Services 2019, UK Alternative Delivery Market Insight Study.

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Royal Mail International Tracked

Open up a world of opportunity…

We can help you export to over 230 countries and territories, of which 79 are Tracked to key markets such as the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia. We'll deliver with the local postal provider or courier partner your customers know and trust in their country and help you stay customs compliant with our simple electronic data tools available with Click & Drop®.

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International Tracked advantages

  • Inside track global networks powered by local partners, mean more first time deliveries, due to local knowledge
  • Streamline despatch via our dedicated Heathrow Distribution Centre. We'll also return 'undeliverables' for free
  • Never lost in translation email and 'out for delivery' notifications in your shoppers language* makes them feel secure their parcel is en route
  • Clear customs we’ll help exporters provide compliant electronic customs data and avoid delays with our shipping solutions such as Click & Drop®
  • Free collection for customers sending 1,000 or more International Tracked or UK and International items combined per year saves valuable time
  • Tracked and trusted full tracking to 79 key e-commerce countries with a scan at 5-14 points en route, ensures full visibility of your items throughout our network**

*Visit for a full list of languages available.

**Dependent on destination country scanning capability.

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