The Royal Mail has introduced a new collection time for priority post boxes. This means that you can now collect your mail by post, physical or online. You can also see when your parcel will be delivered straight on the website, so there’s no need to worry about getting stuck in traffic!
The last collection from priority post boxes is at 4.30pm in most locations.
The last collection times are displayed on each post box in the UK, but these can vary depending on location.
The last collection time for a particular post box is also available under the “Post Office” section of each UK postal address. The times are listed in local time.
Royal Mail Priority PostBoxes
Royal Mail Priority Post Boxes are located in many areas of the United Kingdom, including London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. You can collect your post from any of these locations as long as you’re within a reasonable distance (approximately 10 miles). You can also use this service if you’re travelling outside of the country but still want to receive mail while you’re away. The box is operated by Royal Mail who have been operating similar services since 1885!
How to find your Priority Postbox
- Look for the royal mail logo.
- Look for a blue post box.
- Look for a blue lid.
- If you’re lucky, there will be a sign attached to the post box that says “Royal Mail Priority Postbox”.
How to spot a Priority Postbox
If you are looking for the Priority Postbox, there are a few things to look out for:
- The Royal Mail logo on the front of the post box. You will also find it printed above or below your local postcode on every envelope and letter sent out by Royal Mail. This is a green circle with yellow background with “Royal Mail” written in bold capitals inside of it.
- The number of your collection time – this is usually displayed in brackets after your name if there is one available (e.g., ‘Claire [XX]’). If no time is available then this needs changing! It can be changed easily at any branch office but sometimes they don’t know what date they should change until someone comes along so just try again later if that doesn’t work…
There might be some exceptions to this in some locations where the last collection is at 5pm.
If you want to know which day we are emptying your post box, there might be some exceptions to this in some locations where the last collection is at 5pm.
We aim to collect within an hour of the published time in London and other major cities, but our collections may take longer if we have a busy day or if there’s been snowfall.
We aim to collect within an hour of the published time in London and other major cities, but it might take longer in rural areas.
If you need a collection urgently, please call us on 01634 722211 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to sort it out as quickly as possible.
For other enquiries about mail, please contact our Customer Service team on 0344 811 6700 or email email@example.com
You can’t choose which day we empty your post box – that’s decided by us.
Some locations have a last collection at 5pm and some at 6pm, but this is usually decided by Royal Mail.
If you’re sending to a PO Box, there’s no need to worry about collection times. You can drop off your parcel at any time during opening hours, although it may take longer if there are more items waiting to be collected.
The last collection times are displayed on each post box in the UK.
The last collection times are displayed on each post box in the UK. You can check the last collection time by looking at the front of your post box, or you can go to royalmail.com and search for your address.
There may be exceptions to this timing, so you should check with your local post office if you have concerns
Some post boxes may have extended collection times and some do not collect at all.
If you are worried about your parcel arriving after the post office closes, there are other options. You can use a courier service or a private mail box service. These services may be more expensive than using the local post office, but they offer more convenience and flexibility.
We’re really sorry for the inconvenience to you and your family, but we aim to collect within one hour of the time shown on each box. If this isn’t possible in your location, please let us know as soon as possible so we can do our best to try and clear your post box before the collection times change again.