Royal Mail Strike Action


There will be Royal Mail strike action over November and December this year. If your order is being posted with Royal Mail there may be delays. Unfortunately we are unable to say how severe these delays will be. To help our customers with this we have reduced the threshold at which we offer free shipping by DHL and have subsidised the upgrade cost if you would like to upgrade from Royal Mail to DHL.

With previous Royal Mail strikes we have seen delays not just on the strike days, but also afterwards as they struggle to catch up with the backlog. With strike action now extended to take place during the busiest delivery period of the year we are expecting lengthy delays over Black Friday and the Christmas period.

If your order is urgent we strongly recommend shipping with DHL.

Strike days are currently scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday 24th November
  • Friday 25th November
  • Wednesday 30th November
  • Thursday 1st December
  • Friday 9th December
  • Sunday 11th December
  • Wednesday 14th December
  • Thursday 15th December
  • Friday 23rd December
  • Saturday 24th December