Mailmark is our new state-of-the-art barcode technology for organisations sending millions of letters each year. It includes the following benefits at no extra cost to you:
- Ultimate control of your mail
- Precision timing
- Power reporting
The Mailmark story
We've invested milions in new technology and worked together with our partners in the mailing industry to bring you the next generation of mail.
Mailmark barcodes provide an extra dimension of information:
- Where mail is and when it's going out for delivery.
- Accurate predictions of mail landing allow flexing of resource in your contact and marketing teams.
- Online, custom reporting so that you can see the status of your mail and the quality of your address data.
How it works
As your mail is produced, a Mailmark is added. Your Royal Mail account manager can show you how. Your mail's details are then added to an e-manifest (an electronic list of your consignments). That gets sent to us at Royal Mail. As your mail rolls through our system, we read the barcodes, generating a personal report which you can check online to check exactly what's happening with your mail.
Mailmark is the cheapest way to send your machineable mail.
Mailmark Price Differential
In December 2015 we announced a two stage price change for mail carrying the old style barcode. The first stage took place on 4 January and it means that the old style barcode is currently c2.5% more expensive than Mailmark. The second stage is effective from 4 July when the old style barcode will be c4% more expensive.
Withdrawal of the old style barcode
We have consulted with customers about the future of the old style barcode option and we would like to thank all those who responded. We have listened to the concerns expressed by customers and will delay the withdrawal of the old style barcode until January 2018, a year later than initially proposed.
In the meantime the old style barcode has been c2.5% more expensive than Mailmark from January 2016. This will increase to c4% for most product options on 4 July.
Mailmark is available as an option for machine-readable Access 70, General Mail, Business Mail, Advertising Mail and Responsible Mail. It is not available with non machine-readable or Access 1400.
If you have a Wholesale contract please visit the Wholesale website for further information.
If you use a carrier that is not Royal Mail, you should contact them to see if they are Mailmark enabled.