ParcelHero warns of early Christmas order deadlines for last-minute shoppers!

ParcelHero warns of early Christmas order deadlines for last-minute shoppers!
Early final Christmas order dates ‘will shock last-minute shoppers’
Many stores’ Christmas final online order dates will be earlier than last year, warns the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero. Its retailers’ Christmas deadline tool reveals the stores likely to catch last-minute shoppers off guard.

The parcel price comparison specialist ParcelHero is warning that the trend for later and later Christmas final order dates will be reversed this year. ‘Last minute online shoppers are going to get a bit of a shock,’ says ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT. ‘We’ve all got used putting off Christmas shopping ever later. But Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year – and that spells trouble.’

Many stores’ fastest available delivery slot is still only the next working day, such as Urban Outfitters and Dell. That means the final date to buy an item online and have it delivered is Thursday 21st December. And some stores’ final order deadline is even earlier, with Harvey Nichols and Liberty saying their final date is Wednesday 20th!

             

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ParcelHero’s now traditional Christmas shipping online tool is live again, and could well save last-minute shoppers from Christmas disaster.

But for determined Christmas shopping procrastinators there is some good news. ‘Amazon and Argos are once more battling it out to offer the last possible shopping date and time. Argos is currently saying it can deliver orders taken at 1pm Christmas Eve before Christmas Day; and this year Curry’s/PC World has joined the last-minute race with a 1pm Christmas Eve deadline as well. But the winner looks like being Amazon, which is taking Christmas Eve deliveries right until 9.45pm for those living in some Amazon Prime Now service areas. At this rate we could see the first Christmas Day deliveries this year!’ explains David. 

The following is a list of confirmed store deadlines from Parcel Hero

  • Amazon 24th December
  • Argos 24th December
  • ASOS 23rd December
  • Boden 22nd December
  • Body Shop 21st December
  • Ann Summers 21st December
  • Currys 24th December
  • Debenhams 22nd December
  • Dell 21st December
  • Evans Cycles 18th December
  • George (Asda) 22nd December
  • Harrods 22nd December
  • Harvey Nichols 20th December
  • Jigsaw 21st December
  • John Lewis 22nd December
  • Karen Millen 22nd December
  • Liberty 20th December
  • M&S 22nd (not food) December
  • Net a Porter 24th December
  • New Look 21st December
  • Next 22nd December
  • Paul Smith 20th December
  • PC World 24th December
  • The White Company 22nd December
  • Urban Outfitters 21st December
  • Warehouse 22nd December

These dates were verified on 29 November 2017.  Visit https://www.parcelhero.com/events/christmas-gifts-delivery for the latest information.

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