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The Direct Mail Company

Cambridge office: 08456 349 522
Milton Keynes office: 08456 431 595


A UK based Direct Mail companyUnited Kingdom

<< Data

The data aspect of any campaign is vital, we help you ensure it remains fresh, cleansed, updated not only to reduce wastage but to improve postage discounts.
<< Personalisation

Whether it's a postcard, one piece mailer, letter, cd, or a magazine that needs personalising we have the equipment to apply further information as well as the standard items.
<< Envelope Inserting

We can insert anything from a business card to an A4 newsletter and even odd requirements such as pens and mouse mats are easily dealt with.
<< Polywrapping

We run a selection of poly-processors, handling packs from DL up to oversized A3. We can use plain or registered printed polythene, all of which is degradable to lessen the impact on the environment.
<< Fulfilment

We offer a bespoke solution allowing for storage of products, leaflets etc which can be collated and packed for despatch. We can even provide order management, telephone responses, and payments.
<< Postage Discounts

First Mailing offer exclusive discounted rates on UK Postage up to 35% and up to 22% on International Postage. As Postal Operators we provide ongoing reductions for bulk direct mail.
<< Other Services

We can provide the production of media formats to suit your campaigns needs, e.g. DVD or USB. We also reproduce files and print the products in full colour, providing a quality finished product packed to suit.

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2016

October 13, 2016

For your convenience we have listed below the last posting dates for Christmas 2016. If you have have questions regarding this please contact us as we would be happy to help.

International Economy (formerly known as Surface Mail)

Date Destination
Wednesday 28 September All non-European destinations (except Canada / Far East / Middle East / South Africa and USA)
Thursday 29 September Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Thursday 13 October Canada / Hong Kong / Singapore / South Africa / USA
Thursday 3 November Cyprus / Eastern Europe / Greece / Iceland / Malta / Turkey
Thursday 17 November Western Europe

International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature services (formerly Airsure® and International Signed For®)

Date Destination
Saturday 3 December Africa / Middle East
Wednesday 7 December Asia / Cyprus / Far East / Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic / Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 8 December Caribbean / Central and South America
Saturday 10 December Australia / Greece / New Zealand
Wednesday 14 December Czech Republic / Germany / Italy / Poland
Thursday 15 December Canada / Finland / Sweden / USA
Friday 16 December Austria / Denmark / Iceland / Portugal / Netherlands / Norway / Slovakia / Spain / Switzerland
Saturday 17 December Belgium / France / Ireland / Luxembourg /

International Standard HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office® (BFPO)

Date Destination
Monday 28 November Operational BFPOs
Monday 12 December Static BFPOs

UK Non-contract Services

Date Destination
Tuesday 20 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class
Wednesday 21 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
Thursday 22 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Friday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed®

UK Business Contract Services

Date Destination
Saturday 17 December Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted) Economy
Royal Mail Advertising Mail® Economy
Tuesday 20 December 2nd Class Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted or Unsorted)
2nd Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail®
2nd Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail®
Royal Mail 48® with/without sorting options
Wednesday 21 December Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 48
1st Class Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted or Unsorted)
1st Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail®
1st Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail®
Royal Mail 24® with/without sorting options
Thursday 22 December Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 24
Royal Mail Publishing Mail® Premium (posted by 01:00)
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Friday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed®

Economy Deferred

Date For delivery over the Christmas / New Year Period
Wednesday 14 December For delivery on/from Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 21 December For delivery on/from or after Tuesday 3 January
(Wednesday 4 January in Scotland)

Last arrival dates for Import Mail

Date Import Mail
Tuesday 20 December Inward Surface Mail
Wednesday 21 December Inward Airmail

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