Specialist mail services for publishers

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Subscription & Publishing Mail

The way consumers are purchasing titles is changing - subscriptions are seeing an increase in popularity versus newsstands and high street sales. At Royal Mail, we want to help you to benefit from the changes to consumer behaviour. We have created cost-effective ways for you to send your editorial titles, with a range of options and a choice of delivery services. For example, Subscription Mail offers fixed pricing for 12 months allowing you to budget for the year ahead.

If you are a publisher sending at least 1,000 editorial titles (magazines, journals or newsletters), twice a year or more, then we have a dedicated mail service for you. We offer competitive pricing, with free collection of sorted items and free returns.

Contact your Account Manager or get a quote now.

How our Subscription and Publishing Mail services can help your business

Competitive pricing

Save money with pricing discounts and incentives

Free collections

We’ll collect your sorted mail for free

Free returns

‘Goneaways’ returned for free

Free reporting

Use our Mailmark services and we provide data to ensure quality of service for your items

of all mail sent in the publishing sector is engaged with in some way (opened, read, sorted, put aside)*


of people said that reading print magazines is more enjoyable**

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More information about Subscription and Publishing Mail

  Publishing Mail Subscription Mail
Do you qualify?

Minimum of 1k titles sent twice a year

1/6 of content must be editorial

Retail customers only

Minimum of 1k titles sent twice a year (1k for a new title)*

30% of content must be editorial

Available for retail and wholesale customers

Delivery service

Next working day delivery with 1st class

2-3 working days with 2nd class

Next working day delivery with 1st class

2-3 working days with 2nd class

Additional benefits

Free for sorted items

Free returns of 'goneaways'

Free for sorted items

Free returns of 'goneaways'

Online reporting with Mailmark

Mail format

Large letter


Tubular parcel

A3 parcel

Large letter only


High Sort

Low Sort



Pricing Competitive


Fixed for 12 months

See Terms and Conditions for full qualification criteria

    *JICMAIL Q2 2017 – Q1 2019 Addressed or Business Mail, Magazine, Newspaper Publisher, n=3,070

    ** Lightspeed/Mintel, Base:2,000 internet users aged 16+