Advertising Mail

Your flexible direct mail solution

With a range of flexible and cost-efficient options, Advertising Mail lets you tailor your direct mail campaigns to suit your audience and your budget.

At a Glance 

  • Reach existing customers and acquire new ones
  • Mailings from 1,000 letters or parcels – or 250 large letters
  • 1st Class, 2nd Class, or Economy delivery speeds

Why choose Advertising Mail?

Our Advertising Mail service is designed to help your direct mail campaign reach your existing customers and acquire new ones. With a choice of flexible delivery options and precision targeting, we’ll help you get more from your mail campaign.

What can you send?

We’ll deliver a range of printed materials, including letters, parcels, and books. Check below to see which format your mail fits into.

Mail formats
Format Dimensions (max) Weight limit Examples
Letter 240mm x 165mm x 5mm Up to 100g Direct mail letter folded in envelope
Large letter 353mm x 250mm x 25mm Up to 750g Direct mail letter/small brochure unfolded in envelope
Large letter (machine readable) 345mm x 245mm x 10mm Up to 750g Direct mail letter/small brochure unfolded in envelope
Parcels (shoebox size) 120mm x 250mm x 350mm Up to 2kg Promotional samples or creative piece of DM
Parcels (board game size) 60mm x 350mm x 450mm Up to 2kg Larger promotional samples or creative piece of DM

What Royal Mail services can you use with Advertising Mail?

To start using Advertising Mail, you’ll need to be an Online Business Account holder.

Use the following services when you mail a minimum of 1,000 letters, large letters and parcels, or 250 unsorted large letters.

  • Next working day delivery with 1st Class
  • Delivery within 2–3 working days with 2nd Class

Pre-sort your mail and send a minimum of 4,000 letters or 1,000 large letters and parcels to benefit from these additional delivery options:

  • Economy delivery within 4 working days, after the day of posting
  • Economy deferred delivery within 4 working days, after a nominated date

Want your mail to stand out for the right reason?

Sending Sustainable Mail tells your customers more about your business than your sales and marketing message alone. It lets them know you’re responsible, forward-thinking and ready for change. When they see the recycling logo, they can feel confident they’re doing business with an organisation that’s willing to make a difference. And, whether you’re targeting consumers going about their daily lives or large businesses involved in global transactions, you can rest assured that you’re sending them the right impression.

Need your mail collecting?

If you pre-sort your items and spend over £15,000 per year, we’ll collect your mail for free. One-off and regular collection services are also available to businesses spending less than this amount, for a charge.

Anything else you need to know?

Visit the Help page for more information and answers to frequently asked questions about this product.

For full service details, check the Terms & Conditions below.

PDF icon Advertising Mail rate card

PDF icon Specific Terms and Conditions for Marketing Publishing and General Correspondence Products

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PDF icon Royal Mail Advertising Mail Summary

PDF icon Advertising Mail user guide

PDF icon Account Barcode Unsorted User Guide