Whether ordering online or posting gifts and cards to family and friends, Jersey Post is continuing to encourage Islanders to prepare for Christmas early.
So far this year, Jersey Post has processed and delivered 3.6 million parcels locally, which is a 5% increase on last year. Heading into Christmas peak, volumes are expected to further rise, with a 35% increase in parcels anticipated during the last few months of the year.
Niall McClure, Jersey Post’s Managing Director for Post and Logistics, says, “With volumes set to soar over the festive period, we’re anticipating yet another busy Christmas. We have put operational measures in place to ensure that our on-Island delivery service will manage with the increase. The good news is we now have three quarters of the Island signed up to our SecureDrop service, which helps us clear parcels quicker as we can usually deliver on the first attempt to these households.”
Recommended last posting dates
Jersey Post is recommending that international items are sent well in advance as although outbound items are leaving Jersey on time, there are disruptions further down the supply chain causing delays to items arriving at their destination. The following last posting dates have been published as a guide:
Post early and save with our reduced posting rates
The Jersey Post reduced Christmas posting rates are back by popular demand. These stamps can be purchased and used from Monday 22 November up to and including Friday 3 December for card and letter sized items. The stamps can continue to be used after the 3 December, but the correct, additional postage will need to be applied. Created by Nanette Regan, the eight self-adhesive stamps have been designed to illustrate extracts from the narrative of ‘A visit from St Nicholas’. The reduced postage rates available between these dates are:
Buy online and skip the queues
Those wishing to send to family and friends are encouraged to use our fast and flexible online postage tool to create, buy, and print postage labels at home. Not only will you benefit from the online discount rate, but you'll also skip the queues at our busy post offices this festive season. The easy-to- use online postage portal is particularly useful for those wishing to send to international destinations as the pre-advice customs information required for sending internationally is automatically captured on the postage labels purchased online. Dedicated printing facilities are also at our Broad Street branch for customers that do not have printing facilities at home.
Your handy guide to Christmas posting
This week all households will be receiving Jersey Post’s handy guide to Christmas posting through their letterbox. This easy-to-read leaflet contains information on recommended last posting dates, opening times for Broad Street and Rue des Pres post offices and the parcel collection counter. This information can also be viewed online at www.jerseypost.com/christmas.