UK & International Last Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2017

UK Last Posting Dates 

Tuesday 19th December

Royal Mail 2nd class and Royal Mail 48

Wednesday 20th December 

Royal Mail 1st class and Royal Mail Tracked 48

Thursday 21st December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed and Royal Mail Tracked 24

Friday 22nd December

Royal Mail Special Delivery and Saturday Guaranteed.


International Last Posting Dates 

Saturday 2nd December

Africa, Middle East

Wednesday 6th December

Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday 7th December 

Caribbean, Central and South America 

Saturday 9th December

Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Wednesday 13th December

Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland 

Thursday 14th December

Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Friday 15th December

Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Saturday 16th December

Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg


Apex are very busy on the lead up to Christmas, so if you have mailings and projects that need to be completed before Christmas, please give us as much notice as possible.


Monday, 16 October 2017 11:20

Collecting From Apex

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At Apex, we are always trying to streamline our operation to ensure that things run as smoothly as possible.

To avoid any confusion when collecting from our warehouse, we are now putting a new system in place to ensure things run smoothly.

If you are arranging to collect material from Apex, anything from a small box to several pallets, you will now need to book this in with us. Please give us details of the transport company collecting along with the date and approximate time of collection. We will then issue you with a collection reference number so that this can be passed to the driver. They can then quote this number when they come to Apex. This will ensure that the correct material is ready for them so that it avoids any delays.

If vehicles come without being booked, it may cause delays, or they may risk being turned away.

Should you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to give us a call.


Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:40

Apex appointed official DHL reseller

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This means we can offer competitive worldwide courier services directly from your desk at no additional collection charge


We take care of all the paperwork including electronic paperless invoices for 90% of all worldwide countries.

We offer 'Express' urgent services worldwide, as well as timed deliveries and 'Economy' Road services throughout Europe.

For more information, call our Client Services Team on 01252 333500 or email us. 


Worldwide Logistics Solutions 


Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:19

Collation, Packing and Shipping

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Many of our clients ask us to collate and pack up material for shows and conventions.  Each year Apex send material to lots of shows including Boat Shows, Travel Shows, Cruise Shows, Flower Shows and Industry Trade Shows around the world.

Today we have completed and loaded up 15 pallets of material going to the LabelExpo show in Brussels.  Another satisfied client.



Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:55

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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Join us on Thursday 28th September for coffee and cake in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support








Not only are we raising money for Macmillan, it gives us an excuse to eat Cake!
Dogs are welcome, we have treats (you know who you are!)


Join us at Apex in Aldershot anytime between 10am and 4pm for coffee and cake.  

All donations will be passed on to Macmillan Cancer Support.

It would be good to see you.   


Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:55

Mail Rail

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From 1927 to 2003, Royal Mail in London had its own Underground rail system, dubbed "Mail Rail".

The line ran from the Paddington Head Sorting Office to the Eastern Head District Sorting Office in Whitechapel.

It operated 19 hours per day for 286 days per year and carried around 4 million letters a day.

You can now visit the museum and ride the train, check out.

Monday, 31 July 2017 14:13

Direct Mail VS Email

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Why use Direct Mail? - Some interesting facts...

70% of the UK say "I feel that I receive too many emails"

13.8 Billion Letters are sent every year - 12,098,630 a day are direct mail.

74 Trillion emails are sent every year.

The average lifespan of a #DirectMail item is 17 days.
The average lifespan of an Email is around 2 seconds.

Only 44% of people could recall the brand directly after seeing a digital ad, whereas 75% could directly after receiving Direct Mail.

79% of consumers act on direct mail immediately compared to 45% who act on email straightaway.

Direct Mail generates a 4.4% response rate, compared to email's average response rate of 0.12%
Direct Mail generates 10% more customers than email (34% direct mail and 24% email)

50% of companies report using direct mail in their marketing
82% of B2B and B2C companies use email #Marketing.

Email is more widely used, perhaps due to low startup costs.

Whilst email works well for some situations, there are others where direct mail is much better suited and more effective.
57% of abandoned email addresses are because of too many emails.


For further information, or to discuss your distribution requirements with us, please call us on 01252 333500 

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:21

Don't live with Dirty Data!

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Don't waste money using Dirty Data!  Ask us about our free Data Audit Report.  We can identify house movers, gone aways, deceased and incorrect address information.

Friday, 10 February 2017 11:22

Daily Product Fulfilment

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Apex offer a flexible range of product fulfilment options for your business.  We have customers with online businesses that send anything from cosmetics, homeware and confectionery right through to business products such as packing tape and industrial gloves. 

We put together a tailored system in place to handle the picking, packing and distribution of these products.  Most product orders are handled daily and we use a wide range of postal and parcel services to suit the clients requirements. 



If you have an online business, however big or small, Apex can help you.  

Services we offer:

Secure Product Storage

Bespoke packaging supply

Online order handling and processing

Product collection and packing

Online stock control

Re-ordering of stock

Bespoke postal service options

Overnight UK parcel delivery

Worldwide Airmail post and courier services.

If you'd like further information about our product fulfilment service, please get in touch.



Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:33

Royal Mail Price Increase - January 2017

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Please note we have been advised by Royal Mail that they intend to change some pricing next year for both domestic and international mail. The changes will become effective from January 3rd 2017. The changes usually amount to an increase but not necessarily to all areas. We will advise you again once we know more about how the changes will impact the services we provide to you.

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