Thea Jones

Have a hassle free Christmas with Galleon Stores

Place your order with us and we’ll have your Christmas provisions packed up and ready to go.

All you need to do is pop down and collect – saving time for you to spend on the stuff that matters.

For more information, pop in store and speak to a member of staff or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Recommended Christmas posting dates and deliveries

The 2019 Royal Mail and Post Office guide to Christmas deliveries is now available to pick up in store.

With a number of latest recommended posting dates fast approaching, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular destinations and services for your information below.

You can also find information on choosing the right service, safe posting and Click & Collect.  

As always, if you have any questions about deliveries and posting in time for Christmas, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call.

Latest recommended posting dates

International Economy

South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada – Sat 12th Oct

Royal Mail International Standard & Royal Mail International tracked & signature services

Australia and New Zealand – Thursday 12th December

USA and Canada – Saturday 14th December

Spain and Germany – Monday 16th December

France – Wednesday 18th December

United Kingdom

2nd Class – Wednesday 18th December

1st Class – Friday 20th December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed – Monday 23rd December

Parcelforce Worldwide express48 – Friday 20th December

Choosing the right service

There are different factors to consider when posting an item, which can be confusing. Luckily, Royal Mail have produced a handy table to help you choose the right service:

Factors to consider
Value of item Over £50 £20 to £50 Under £20
To arrive by Next working day, guaranteed

1st Class – aim to deliver next working day

2nd Class – aim to deliver in 2-3 working days

Tracking? Yes No No
Signature on delivery? Yes Yes No
Service recommended Special Delivery Guaranteed 1st Class or 2nd Class Signed For 1st Class or 2nd Class

Source: Post Office & Royal Mail Delivering Christmas leaflet (2019)

Posting safely

Did you know? Restrictions apply to posting many everyday items. Check there are no restrictions before you send, on the Post Office’s website here

Returns made easy

Simply drop your pre-paid item into any Post Office and visit royalmail.com to track your return.

Local Collect

Look for the Local Collect delivery option when you’re shopping online, to opt to have any gifts delivered directly to your local Post Office. 

New in store: locally sourced and Free From additions

This month we have a number of new additions and varieties to our locally sourced and Free From product range.

You can now find chutneys from Otter Vale, South Devon Chilli Farm chilli jam, Mezete Hummus, Lentil Chips, Mrs Darlington’s Legendary Lemon Curd and more, available in store (varieties as stocked).

Now stocking: Peat Free Compost

Last month, we shared a post to let our customers know that they would soon be able to purchase Peat Free Compost from Galleon Stores. 

This month we can share that we are now stocking varieties of Peat Free Wool Compost from Dalefoot Composts, costing £7.99 per 30L bag.

Made from a blend of sheep’s wool and bracken, the compost is made wholly in the UK and is a ‘professional growing medium with consistent performance and reliable results’. 

Pop in store and ask Gary for more information, give us a call or contact us here.

The Gruffalo special stamps

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Royal Mail have released a ‘The Gruffalo’ special stamps collection. There are six stamps in total featuring the characters, and the presentation pack would make a lovely gift for fans of the bedtime classic. 

The stamps are available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office now. 

Cricket World Cup Winners special stamps

Royal Mail’s latest special stamps issue celebrates England’s Women’s and Men’s ICC Cricket World Cup respective victories in 2017, and now in 2019.

The issue features eight stamps in total, capturing both teams’ celebrations on winning the cups. Available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office now.

Coming soon: Peat Free Compost

Wool Compost from Dalefoot Composts is a real alternative to Peat Free compost. A blend of sheep’s wool and bracken, the compost is made wholly in the UK and is a ‘professional growing medium with consistent performance and reliable results’.

Pop in store and ask Gary for more information, give us a call or contact us here.

Fresh fish from Brittania of Beesands

We have a wide range of freshly frozen wetfish and shellfish including salmon, crab and many others supplied by locally based Brittania of Beesands.

We’re pleased to share that we are now working with Brittania to supply our customers with fresh fish and shellfish, which can be ordered weekly.  

Come in and speak to Gary about placing an order and helping to support a local business.

Heron Valley Juices

Locally sourced and environmentally-friendly products are close to our heart at Galleon Stores, so we’re always keen to promote local producers providing just that.

Based in the Avon Valley, family run Heron Valley produce a range of award winning juices made using hand selected English eating apples, which are pressed and bottled on the farm.

Their pure fruit juices are made from whole English fruit which is grown locally, and their organic juices are produced from 100% organic ingredients.  

We are now stocking a selection of organic and non-organic Heron Valley Juices in store, with more available to order on request.

Pop in and speak to Gary for more information, give us a call or contact us here.

Royal Navy ships special stamps

Paying tribute to the oldest of Britain’s armed forces, Royal Mail release their Royal Navy ships special stamps issue later this month.

Including the Mary Rose and HMS Queen Elizabeth, the issue features eight ships in total. The stamps will be on sale and available to purchase at Galmpton Post Office from Thursday 19th September 2019.

For more information, pop in and speak to Gary or give us a call on 01803 842148.

Galmpton Post Office

Click here for our article on the future of Galmpton Post Office.

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