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Royal Mail

Royal Mail, a London-based delivery company, can trace its roots back 500 years to the reign of Henry VIII. The king knighted Brian Tuke as Master of Posts thus laying the groundwork for what today is Royal Mail. Tuke created the first formal postal network through the kingdom.

Today, Royal Mail is a publicly held company with revenues over £10 Billion. Royal Mail’s 160,000 global workforces handles over 1.8 billion parcels and 14 billion letters each year. The company touts that it is the most trusted and recommended delivery service in the United Kingdom. The company is known to be a good value for the money. Comparatively, the Seattle, WA company UPS, a 112-year-old business, has yearly revenues of $61 billion and delivers 5.1 billion packages a year. The Memphis, TN company Federal Express, a 48-year-old business, has a yearly revenue of $50 billion and delivers 4.7 billion packages a year.

Royal Mail is comprised of two main operations: United Kingdom Operations and General Logistics Systems. It went public with an Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange in 2013 and is still one of the most widely held stocks on the Exchange. Royal Mail has locations in 44 countries. It serves both residential and business customers throughout the U.K. and Europe. Corporate headquarters are located at 100 Victoria Embankment, London, England EC4Y OHQ.

Royal Mail’s subsidiary, Royal Mail Group Limited handles the operations of its brands Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide. Its General Logistics Systems handles international deliveries and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Mail Group Limited.

The companies have obviously had to innovate from their beginnings long ago and now support e-Commerce with delivers for its business customers. It offers a variety of shipping solutions for customers and can handle large volumes. It also offers services for managing mail, mail supplies, shipping, and tracking mail and packages. It also helps market its business customers. It offers a full suite of shipping materials including stamps, envelopes, packaging materials, and even offers collectibles.

The company now has over 12,000 post office branches and 52 Parcelforce Worldwide depots to service its clientele. Royal Mail delivers daily except for Sundays and bank holidays. Its goal is to deliver all first-class deliveries by the next business day. Royal Mail will not deliver packages containing anything that could harm its workforce or vehicles. Prohibited items include flammables, alcohol, drugs, and animal remains. In both 2005 and 2012, Royal Mail has tried to discontinue the delivery of firearms but continued to do so due to large, negative feedback from their customers.

Royal Mail has kept up with the increasing demand for its services by employing the latest technologies at its mails centers and delivery offices. Automatic optical character recognition, barcoding, and intelligent sorting machines all help Royal Mail deliver efficiently.

How long does Royal Mail's First Class parcel take to deliver?

Royal Mail First Class aims to deliver the majority of postbags the next working day. However, this does not apply if your 'postcode lottery' is in its control (see below). Your local sorting office will also be able to provide information on when you can expect your mail to arrive.

Postcode Lottery

Your postcode has a significant impact on how quickly or slowly Royal Mail processes and delivers your mail. It tends to work like this:

  • 1 - 3 days - If you live in an urban area
  • 3 - 5 days - If you live outside of city limits (and most people do)
  • 7+ days - It's likely that your postal address is not even recognized by Royal Mail. Unfortunately, there is no set time frame for these postcodes and they can take between one week and six weeks to arrive!

Not all of this information applies to everyone, there are many variables that effect how long it takes for mail to get from A to B and we recommend checking with the sorting office responsible for your local Royal Mail delivery.

How long does it take to send a package from United Kingdom?

Destination Country Days
🇨🇭 Switzerland 5.2 (tracked packages: 137)
🇸🇬 Singapore 5.9 (tracked packages: 108)
🇧🇪 Belgium 6.2 (tracked packages: 894)
🇫🇷 France 6.7 (tracked packages: 16798)
🇵🇹 Portugal 6.9 (tracked packages: 4409)
🇺🇦 Ukraine 7 (tracked packages: 483)
🇮🇳 India 7.5 (tracked packages: 45)
🇨🇴 Colombia 7.8 (tracked packages: 5)
🇩🇪 Germany 8.7 (tracked packages: 13068)
🇰🇷 South Korea 8.9 (tracked packages: 76)
🇯🇵 Japan 9.4 (tracked packages: 60)
🇺🇸 United States 9.7 (tracked packages: 14896)
🇨🇦 Canada 9.9 (tracked packages: 11924)
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 10.2 (tracked packages: 82440)
🇦🇺 Australia 11.3 (tracked packages: 825)
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan 11.9 (tracked packages: 4)
🇮🇹 Italy 12 (tracked packages: 13425)
🇪🇸 Spain 14.3 (tracked packages: 2261)
🇿🇦 South Africa 17.1 (tracked packages: 79)
🇳🇬 Nigeria 17.3 (tracked packages: 2)
🇷🇺 Russia 17.5 (tracked packages: 82)
🇧🇷 Brazil 18 (tracked packages: 449)
🇦🇷 Argentina 21 (tracked packages: 17)
🇵🇪 Peru 23 (tracked packages: 1)
🇲🇽 Mexico 26 (tracked packages: 42)
🇵🇭 Philippines 27.7 (tracked packages: 8)
🇧🇾 Belarus 28.3 (tracked packages: 3)
🇨🇱 Chile 30.3 (tracked packages: 32)

Possible Tracking Statuses

  • Gümrükten Çıktı
  • PTT İşyerine Geldi
  • 【LanLi】 Departure from outward office of exchange
  • Acceptance
  • Acceptance of packet from client
  • Accepted at Post Office
  • Accepted at Post Office.
  • Accepted at Post Office. Your item has been posted at a Post Office. As you've used our Royal Mail Signed For service, the next update you'll see is after we've attempted to deliver to the recipient
  • Accepted at Post Office.. Your item was posted at Post Office® branch, Halifax Post Office [HX1 1PB] on 05-02-2022. More information will be available as it travels through our network
  • Added to Mailbag
  • Addressee to collect from depot
  • Adopted mailing to send
  • Already handed over to airlines for transportation
  • Alýcý Merkez Torbayý Açtý
  • An update will only be provided when we attempt to deliver your item. This service only provides delivery confirmation and delivery hasn't yet been attempted. Please try again later
  • Arrival at delivery office
  • Arrival at inward office of exchange
  • Arrival to destination country
  • Arrived 【 Beijing GuoHang】( Transit )
  • Arrived 【YouZhengNanNingYouZhengErShuNiu】( Transit )
  • Arrived in destination country
  • Arrived in PTT Work Place
  • Arrived To Office
  • Arrived to the sorting center
  • At Office
  • Available for Redelivery or Collection
  • Cleared through the Customs
  • Collected
  • Daðýtýcýya Verildi-Cihet No:40119888
  • Delivered
  • Delivered by. Your item was delivered on 27-01-2022
  • Delivery attempt
  • Delivery Attempted - No Answer
  • Delivery Attempted - No Answer. Our delivery partner tried to deliver your parcel on 11-02-2022 but there didn't seem to be anyone in. They've left a note about how to make further arrangements
  • Delivery Attempted - No Answer. Our delivery partner tried to deliver your parcel on 27-01-2022 but there didn't seem to be anyone in. They've left a note about how to make further arrangements
  • Delivery Notification Generated
  • Departed 【 Beijing XiZhan】, Next stop 【YouZhengNanNingYouZhengErShuNiu】( Transit )
  • Departed 【 international BaoGuoYouJianChuLi ZhongXin 】, Next stop 【 Nanning ZhongXin 】( Transit )
  • Departed 【LanLi】
  • Departed JingWaiChuKou exchange of office
  • Departed to - Almlqa Area
  • Departed to - Central Post in Riyadh office - AR RIYADH
  • Departure from inward office of exchange
  • Departure from outward office of exchange
  • Departure from transit of exchange
  • Depósito del cliente