If you feel like this month is flying by faster than you can say ‘festivities’ and have yet to start your Christmas shopping, then don’t stress. You’re in very good company. With the most of us waiting as late as possible to purchase those presents, and others hoping to bag a last minuet bargain, leaving everything to the last minute can become a little stressful. But it needn’t be.
International delivery expert ParcelHero has come to the rescue with its new tool, which reveals the last ordering dates for most of the UK’s major online retailers. From ASOS to Harrods, all you need do is select a store from their list, and up pops the last order date before Christmas.
While most stores are somehow able to guarantee delivery before Christmas day even if you order as late as the 23rd (yup, we’re really not sure how it’s possible either – we’re assuming those whole delivery system is organised by Christmas elves) some giants have a tighter schedule. Zara, for example, dictates that orders must be processed by the 16th - which doesn’t leave you long!
ParcelHero’s Head of Public Relations, David Jinks, explains: “While no delivery companies want to encourage last-minuet deliveries, because of the risk of gifts missing Christmas Day we think it’s best to make sure customers are fully informed of the cut-off dates for placing orders…Last year’s latest ordering deadline winners, Very, are still competitive with a 10pm cut-off on December 23rd, but Argos has taken the crown as it advises its same day service is still operating on the 24th.” (Definitely Christmas elves…)
Although rather impressive, sadly the list hasn’t provided quite as many stores as we’d like, so we’ve created our own below. On average it looks like you don’t been to worry about ordering anything for the next…ohh, 8-10 days? Basically, you’ve got buckets of time so procrastinate away!
Here are the Christmas delivery dates you need to know...
& Other Stories – 18th December
ASOS – 20th December
Avenue 32 - 23rd December
COS – 19th December
French Connection – 18th December
Finery London - 18th December
Gap – 18th December
H&M – 21st December
Harvey Nichols – 21st December
Harrods – 22nd December
Kurt Geiger – 21st December
Mango - 22nd December
Marks & Spencer – 19th December
New Look - 22nd December
Net-A-Porter - 21st December
River Island – 20th December
Topshop – 20th December
The Outnet – 22nd December
The White Company – 22nd December
Urban Outfitters – 21st
Warehouse – 23rd December
Zara – 16th December