Need to send a shipment to a customer or even a gift to that special someone over the festive season? Look no further than NI Parcels!

If you are looking for a convenient and affordable delivery service across over 200 countries worldwide, look no further than NI Parcels. Not only do we provide a low rate for both domestic and international shipping, but we also offer you fast transit times so you can rest assured that your parcel will reach your loved one down under.

In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about our service and how to send a parcel with us this festive period. It’s important to remember that as this time of year is so busy, to take note of our Christmas send-by dates and our office holiday closures.

Due to Covid, this Christmas period is set to be the busiest for all couriers around the world, we recommend booking and sending as early as possible.

NI Parcels Christmas Send By Dates

With the busy holiday season now approaching, it is important to take note of our send-by dates if you want to ensure your parcels arrive on time. We recommend sending before or on the dates listed below. Please be aware that these dates are the latest we advise, you can still book a collection after these dates, however, we cannot guarantee that your parcel will arrive in time for Christmas. All NI Parcels services are estimated and can be subject to delays due to any unforeseen circumstance.

NI Parcels Express / Economy Services

  • UK – 21st December
  • UK Express 12.00 – 21st December
  • Worldwide Express – 16th December*
  • Europe Economy – 14th December* Please be aware there may be delays in customs if applicable.

Parcelforce Services

  • Express 48 – 17th December
  • Express 24 – 20th December

DPD Services

  • DPD Next Day – 20th December
  • DPD 48 – 17th December

City Air Express

  • Within NI – 20st December
  • UK Services – 17th December

Want to learn more? Check out their websites here: ParcelforceDPDCity Air Express.

During December we experience a high volume of shipments and have to consider any unexpected weather conditions. We recommend allowing 1 to 2 extra day for your delivery. Deliveries will take place right up until 24th December. 

NI Parcels Office Christmas Closure Dates 

We’ve outlined our Christmas closure dates below, you can also see which days during the festive period that collections and deliveries are available.

Date Open/Closed? Collection/Delivery?
23/12/2021 Open    Collections and deliveries
24/12/2021     Open Deliveries Only
25/12/2021  Closed No collections or deliveries
26/12/2021 Closed No collections or deliveries
27/12/2021 Open No collections or deliveries
28/12/2021 Open 

No collections or deliveries

29/12/2021 Open Collections and deliveries
30/12/2021 Open Collections and deliveries 
31/12/2021 Closed Deliveries Only
01/01/2022 Closed No collections or deliveries
02/01/2022 Closed      No collections or deliveries
03/01/2022 Open   No collections or deliveries
04/01/2022 Open      Normal Service Resumes (No services in Scotland)**


IMPORTANT NOTE: Our online booking system is available 24/7  so you are able to place a booking on our website on ANY of the dates listed above.

**4th January is a holiday for Scotland only, collections and deliveries resume across the rest of the UK

NI Parcels Contact Information

If you need to contact our office directly we are open from 9 am-6 pm on the days outlined above. If you need to discuss your delivery but our offices are closed you can contact the couriers directly, using the information below:

NI Parcels Express: Call us on 028 9503 0115 during our opening hours and have your collection reference number ready. You can find this number by logging into your account on the NI Parcels website, clicking ‘My Orders’ and selecting ‘track’.

Parcelforce: Click this link and use your postcode to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need to have your tracking number ready. This can be found in your emails from NI Parcels, and also by logging into ‘My Orders’. It begins with two letters, followed by seven numbers.

DPD: Click here to find the number for your local depot. You’ll need to quote your “CR101” reference number when you call. This can be found by logging into your account and clicking ‘track’.

City Air Express: Please call 028 9043 9333 and provide your address details.

How To Book With NI Parcels This Christmas

Need to send a last-minute Christmas gift to your best friend in London? Or maybe you’re a small business owner and need a reliable courier over the holiday period. No matter what your reason, why not send your item with NI Parcels this festive season.

The simple booking system is available 24/7. Start off by getting a quote straight from our website. We’ll then compare quotes from a variety of leading courier companies to give you the lowest prices and fastest delivery times. All you have to do is select the option that best suits your needs!

We provide a convenient door to door shipping and delivery service, so will collect your parcel from the address provided and ship it to its onward destination. You can track your parcel online every step of the way with our handy online tracking service.

NI Parcels offers you a pay-as-you-go service, which means no complicated sign-up processes, and all shipments are priced individually based on their weights and dimensions; meaning you’ll always receive the best value for your money.