International Business Mail

Convenient, cost-effective delivery for overseas mail

International Business Mail combines a choice of delivery speeds with a range of sorting options to help keep your costs down. The more you sort your mail prior to handing it over to us, the more money you’ll save.

At a Glance 

  • Enjoy a choice of delivery speeds to suit your needs
  • Save money with a range of sorting options
  • Send letters, large letters, rolls and parcels

What is International Business Mail?

Flexible, convenient and cost-effective, International Business Mail is a range of services covering Letters, Large Letters, and a mixture of post. It’s ideal for a variety of business mail, with permitted items including letters, direct mail, statements, catalogues, magazines, and invoices.

To use International Business Mail, you’ll need an Online Business Account and a minimum £5,000 annual spend on our business services, or over £10,000 if you want to use our Max Sort service for international addresses.

Not spending as much as this? See International Standard for alternative options.

Choose a sorting option

International Business Mail offers a number of options for presenting your mail: from simply handing over your unsorted items and letting us do everything else, to sorting your mail by destination for our most competitive rates. So you enjoy total flexibility, and money saving opportunities too.

For full details of the sorting options available, consult the PDF icon International Business Mail Services user guide

Choose a delivery speed

International Business Mail lets you choose a delivery speed to suit your business requirements and your budget.

Delivery speeds table
Service Europe Rest of World
Priority 3–5 days 5–7 days
Economy 10–15 days 6–12 weeks

What can you send?

As long as they fall within the size and weight restrictions outlined below, you can use International Business Mail to send letters, large letters, rolls, parcels, or a combination of formats (Mixed Mail).

Mail formats
  Over Under Thickness Weight
Letters   140mm x 90mm 245mm x 165mm 5mm or less 100g or less
Large Letters  140mm x 90mm 381mm x 305mm 20mm or less 500g or less
Rolls Length + 2 x diameter should be at least 170mm. No single side can be shorter than 100mm. Length + 2 x diameter should be no more than 1040mm. No single side can be longer than 900mm. n/a Up to 2kg
Parcels 140mm x 90mm Length + width + height is no greater than 900mm. No single side can be longer than 600mm. n/a Up to 2kg

What can’t you send?

There are some items we can’t carry in overseas post for legal or health and safety reasons, and others that have some restrictions.

See a detailed list of prohibited items and restricted items.

How much will it cost?

Download our pricing calculator 

Package icon International Business Services Calculator

Or check the PDF icon International Business Mail rate card

Anything else you need to know?

Find answers to your questions in the documents and links below.
Visit the Help page for the full list of detailed guides and downloads for this product.

PDF icon International Business Mail Services user guide

PDF icon Specific Terms for International Business Services

PDF icon Royal Mail General Terms and Conditions


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