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Bank Holiday & Royal Mail Strike Delivery Information

Along with the August Bank Holiday closure on Monday, we are going to experience some disruption to orders leaving us & arriving with you due to the Royal Mail strike action that’s taking place over the coming weeks.

Bank Holiday Closure

The following outlines when we’re closed over the bank holiday weekend.

Friday, August 26

We will be closing at 12 PM. Due to the Royal Mail strike, there will be no orders shipping tomorrow so we’re going to have an extra half-day off for the bank holiday!

Monday, August 29

We will be closed all of Monday, August 29. No orders will be processed or shipped until Tuesday, August 30 when we open again at 10 AM.

We hope you have an enjoyable long weekend and come back refreshed, ready for the video game silly season that kicks off in September with dozens of awesome new titles coming.

Royal Mail Strike Action

Royal Mail workers have voted in favour of striking on 4 dates, in a bid to secure a pay rise. These dates are:

  • Friday, August 26
  • Wednesday, August 31
  • Thursday, September 8
  • Friday, September 9

In a statement, Royal Mail has said: “Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but they cannot fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce. We will be doing what we can to keep services running, but customers should expect significant disruption.”

On strike days, Royal Mail said it will deliver as many Special Delivery and Tracked24 parcels as possible.

Our collections will not be made on the listed dates, we will do our utmost to take orders to the local depot ourselves and hope a vehicle takes them to the main sorting office in Birmingham. They should, as the Tracked 24 and Special Delivery services are running. That said, should you place an order on one of the listed dates, please understand it may be a little delayed.

When Orders Will Ship

Orders placed on:

  • Friday, August 26 will ship on Tuesday, August 30.
  • Wednesday, August 31 will ship on Thursday, September 1.
  • Thursday, September 8 & Friday, September 9 will be taken by us to the local depot and should go onto a truck each day.

When Orders Will Be Delivered

The following outlines our best guess as to the worst-case scenario for when orders will be delivered based on what day they’re placed and via what delivery service.

Order DateTwo-Day DeliveryNext-Day Delivery
Thursday, August 25Tuesday, August 30Friday, August 26
Friday, August 26Friday, September 2Wednesday, August 31
Tuesday, August 30Friday, September 2Wednesday, August 31
Wednesday, August 31Monday, September 5Friday, September 2
September 8 & 9Wednesday, September 14Tuesday, September 13
Dates in Italics are strike dates so delivery may be disrupted & pushed to the next non-strike action, working day.

If you have any questions or are uncertain about when an order will be shipped or delivered to you, please drop us a message on Livechat and we’ll be more than happy to give you an idea of when to expect your order.