Need to keep an eye on costs but still keep your customers happy? 2nd Class mail offers value for money and delivery within three working days, including Saturdays. Our service also gives you:
- Print and pay online
- Collection service for account customers
- Free certificate of posting
Online Business Account
The quick and easy way to place orders, manage your account, pay invoices and produce reports.
- Delivery in two to three working days including Saturdays
- Great value option to get your post delivered safely and on time
- Prices start at 50p for letters up to 100g
- Send parcels up to 20kg in weight
- Includes compensation cover up to £20.
Sending a Letter, Large Letter, Small Parcel or Medium Parcel?
Prices for 2nd Class are the same no matter where you're sending in the UK. The amount you pay depends on the size and weight of the item you're sending. Each format has its own size and weight limits.
Work out which format your item falls into Format Examples Max weight Max length Max width Max thickness
Greetings cards, personal letters, postcards, bills 100g 240mm 165mm 5mm
A4 documents, certificates, magazines, CD or DVD in case, some large greeting cards with badges 750g 353mm 250mm 25mm
Handbags, clothing, board games 2kg 45cm 35cm 8cm
Shoes, boots, toasters, irons 2kg 35cm 25cm 16cm
Gifts, shoes, heavy or bulky items 20kg 61cm 46cm 46cm
Parcels bigger than 61cm x 46cm x 46cm or heavier than 20kg can be sent using Parcelforce services which include tracking and are guaranteed .
Rolled and cylinder shaped parcels
For rolled and cylinder shaped items, the length of the item plus twice the diameter must not exceed 104cm, with the greatest dimension being no more than 90cm.
Rolled and cylinder shaped parcels that measure up to 45cm in length and 8cm in diameter and do not exceed 2kg can be sent as small parcels.
What if I need a quicker service?
Trust 1st Class for quick, efficient delivery across the UK. We’re committed to making sure that your letters and parcels reach their destinations the next working day – and Saturdays
What if I want a guaranteed next day delivery?
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm™
If you need an item to arrive next day guaranteed, or are sending money or something valuable, Special Delivery™ gives you added peace of mind.
Our 2nd Class prices for stamps and Online Postage are below:
Small Parcels Weight Price 0–1kg £2.60 1–2kg £5.60 Medium Parcels Weight Price 0–1kg £5.20 1–2kg £8.00 2–5kg £13.35 5–10kg £19.65 10–20kg £27.70 Letter WeightPrice
Up to 100g 50p
Large letter WeightPrice Up to 100g 69p 101-250g £1.10 251-500g £1.40 501-750g £1.90
Small Parcels Weight Prices 0-1kg £2.25 1-2kg £4.60 Medium Parcels Weight Prices 0-1kg £4.40 1-2kg £6.85 2-5kg £13.35 5-10kg £19.65 10-20kg £27.70 Letter WeightPrice
Up to 100g 33p Large Letter WeightPrice
Up to 100g 58p 101-250g 82p 251-500g £1.09 501-750g £1.53
Up to 100g 33p Large letter WeightPrice
Up to 100g 58p 101-250g 82p 251-500g £1.09 501-750g £1.53 Small Parcels Weight Price 0-1kg £2.25 1-2kg £4.60 Medium Parcels Weight Price 0-1kg £4.40 1-2kg £6.85 2-5kg £13.35 5-10kg £19.65 10-20kg £27.70
Prices are exempt from VAT
2nd Class mail can be sent in conjunction with your credit account.
You can use your franking machine to send 2nd Class items. Find out more about franking.
Buy 2nd Class stamps in sheets of 100 or rolls of up to 10,000 from our online shop.
2nd Class stamps are also available from Royal Mail Direct on 08457 782 677.
Lines are open:
- 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Thursday
- 8.30am to 6.00pm on Friday.
Non-account customers can pay by credit card.
Search help for more answers...
What compensation cover is provided?
For your 2nd Class parcels you’re protected with up to £20 worth of compensation as cover for both loss and damage. Compensation for valuables, such as money and jewellery, is not available on this service.Back to top
Should I consider a franking machine?
Franking offers small and Medium sized businesses discounts on postage. With access to a wide variety of products, Franking gives you a one-stop shop that’s convenient and will save you time.
Find out more about FrankingBack to top
I’m posting a valuable item. Should I be using 2nd Class mail?
2nd Class is not appropriate for sending valuable items through the post. All valuable items, especially money and jewellery, must be sent using our Special Delivery Guaranteed™ product.Back to top
Can I use Customer Collection?
If you open an account with us, we’ll visit your premises to collect your mail. Annual weekday collection service costs just £775 (plus VAT), but if you spend more than £15,000 a year with us per site, we'll provide you with the service for free.
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Where can I post my 2nd Class mail?
You can post 2nd Class post at any Postbox® or at any Post Office® branch.Back to top
What are the delivery times for 2nd Class mail?
We aim to deliver 98.5% of 2nd Class mail items within three days of posting.Back to top
Are there restrictions on what I can send?
Some items are prohibited or restricted from being sent in the post in the UK, so please check before posting.Back to top