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how long should first class standard take

11 May 2011, 19:42

i have read up on the royal mail site should be 3 days is this right
as far as i am aware of the parcel i am awaiting was posted friday at the end of the day, it will be too big for letterbox i thought i would of recived it by now ie van., i have read up on the royal mail site that you have to wait for up to 15 days and if not delivered them process a claim.
i am in bolton lancs if anyone can check for me on parcels on the system being ready to be posted to my address
7 briggs fold coattages
BL7 9PJ

many thanks

Re: how long should first class standard take

11 May 2011, 19:49

pgtips911 wrote:i have read up on the royal mail site should be 3 days is this right
as far as i am aware of the parcel i am awaiting was posted friday at the end of the day, it will be too big for letterbox i thought i would of recived it by now ie van., i have read up on the royal mail site that you have to wait for up to 15 days and if not delivered them process a claim.
i am in bolton lancs if anyone can check for me on parcels on the system being ready to be posted to my address
7 briggs fold coattages
BL7 9PJ

many thanks

What do you mean by "first class standard",
"First Class Mail - we aim to deliver by the next working day"
or "Standard Parcels - we aim to deliver within three to five days!" ?

1st class standard.

11 May 2011, 19:56

i was told the parcel was posted standard 1st class, its bigger than the letter box and will have to come by van, im guessing then this is 4-5 days

Re: how long should first class standard take

11 May 2011, 20:06

just contacted the guy who posted it and the person on the counter at the post office sent it the next thing from recored was first class standard its a parcel bigger than letter box prob weight about 2kg

Re: how long should first class standard take

11 May 2011, 20:24

pgtips911 wrote:i am in bolton lancs if anyone can check for me on parcels on the system being ready to be posted to my address
7 briggs fold coattages
BL7 9PJ

many thanks

Can someone go through the back and see where this parcel is.
Thanks. :left:

Re: how long should first class standard take

11 May 2011, 20:51

clashcityrocker wrote:
pgtips911 wrote:i am in bolton lancs if anyone can check for me on parcels on the system being ready to be posted to my address
7 briggs fold coattages
BL7 9PJ

many thanks

Can someone go through the back and see where this parcel is.
Thanks. :left:

I don't mean to sound rude but what planet do some people live on :crazy: :crazy:

Re: how long should first class standard take

12 May 2011, 09:57

Royal Mail will tell u it's working days that count, even though they work Saturdays, i don't think it's counted as a working day.


Beside the point, I would have expected you to have received it by now. As it's not sent by trackable method, I would suggest you contact your local delivery office and see if there's anything there awaiting collection. As for claiming from RM, that's up to the sender as it's him who has a contract with RM, not you, the recipient. You have the contract with the sender.... Read up on the Distance Selling Regulations.


As for tracking it, no chance. As previously stated, due to the way it was sent, there is no way anyone on here would be able to check it.

Re: how long should first class standard take

12 May 2011, 21:43

i checked my local sorting office and still nothing has come into the system.
the parcel was posted from the midlands last thursday the 5th may
and its only coming to bolton lancs there is def something not right here.
but many thanks for your reply much app

Re: how long should first class standard take

27 Oct 2015, 19:54

I posted a small parcel first class today 27/10/15 from Nuneaton post office to Coventry Longford road
When will it get there? As needs to be there before Friday?

Re: how long should first class standard take

28 Oct 2015, 01:18

Jademariiee wrote:I posted a small parcel first class today 27/10/15 from Nuneaton post office to Coventry Longford road
When will it get there? As needs to be there before Friday?


On average it will arrive today (28/10) but there is no maximum time with this service. If it had to be there in 3 working days you should really have used Special Delivery or Parcelforce 48 (depending on size & value).

Re: how long should first class standard take

28 Oct 2015, 08:04

What do you mean no maximum time?

Re: how long should first class standard take

28 Oct 2015, 13:50

Jademariiee wrote:What do you mean no maximum time?


Er, exactly as it says. As it isn't tracked there is no way to tell if something has gone wrong, so if it is accidentally left in the back of a van nobody would know to start a search for it. The Post Office sell about 7 timed services and 3 with no maximum time, first class is one of the latter (recorded isn't included in the above as it's an extension of first or second with the same service standards).