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Royal Mail glitch causes pre-Christmas chaos

December 2nd, 2011 3 Comments By Andy Dawson

royal mail 300x214 Royal Mail glitch causes pre Christmas chaosIt’s only the second day of December but the Royal Mail is already starting to fall apart ahead of the massive Christmas rush. Their Price Finder page – which calculates postal costs of packages based on size and weight – has been closed due to “technical difficulties”.

There have also been assorted glitches in the online stamp buying, redirection and redelivery services and it’s all got something to do with the migration of online services to a new computer server. Yeah, because when you’re Royal Mail, the start of December is ideal time to be faffing about with the techie stuff isn’t it? Hats off!

Oh, and don’t forget – the Christmas deadline for second-class post is the 17th of December and is three days later for first-class deliveries. Hopefully Royal Mail will have got their act together by then.

[BBC]