Retrofanattic and Royal Mail Special Delivery


Special Delivery is currently being added to all the postage options you can choose from on retrofanattic.comThis option already exists in the Etsy shop, and will be added in the future in the eBay shop.




With Special Delivery, your letter or parcel's delivery is guaranteed the day after posting. 
This will be very handy whenever you have a last minute present to send to someone (birthday, Christmas...) or if you need a very fast delivery for any reason.



There are four types of Special Delivery services: 

- guaranteed by 1 pm excluding Saturdays 
- guaranteed by 1 pm including Saturdays

- guaranteed by 9 am excluding Saturdays
- guaranteed by 9 am including Saturdays 

Retrofanattic offers the option "guaranteed by 1 pm excluding Saturdays". Please contact me if you need another option (please note that maximum weight limit for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9 am is 2 kg. Heavier parcels will have to be sent 1 pm). 


Please note that the maximum dimensions for any Special Delivery parcel is 61 cm  x  46 cm  x  46 cm, that is to say the size of a "medium" parcel.


Special Delivery services are fully tracked, so you know in real time where your parcel is! A signature is required on delivery. 




There are certain postcode restrictions concerning Special Delivery services:

Royal Mail can’t guarantee delivery by 9am to the following postcode areas:
BD23 - 24
BT35, 44, 47, 51, 53, 54, 70, 71, 76, 77, 81, 92,93, 94
DG9 (7&9)
GY1 (Guernsey), GY2 - 8
HG3
IM2 - 9
IV2 - 20, 30 - 32, 36, 63
LA18, 20
LD1 - 4, 6
LN4 - 6, 10
PA20 - 27
PH16
PL29 (3)
PO30 - 41
SY25
TR12, 13, 17 - 26
YO41, 43, 51, 60, 61, 62

Royal Mail delivers by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

Royal Mail delivers within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

Royal Mail delivers within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44




Retrofanattic offers same working day dispatch if you choose Special Delivery at checkout, provided you have completed your order before 1 pm. Please note that no dispatch is possible on bank holidays (Mondays in the UK).