1st Class Parcels

Fast, reliable parcel delivery across the UK

1st Class Parcels aims to deliver parcels weighing up to 20kg the next working day, including Saturdays. It’s a fast, cost-effective UK-wide delivery service for customers that send less than 1,000 parcels per year.

At a Glance 

  • Aims to deliver the next working day, including Saturdays
  • Fast, reliable delivery for parcels up to 20kg
  • Online delivery confirmation (parcels only)

What do you want to send?

Prices for 1st Class parcel delivery vary, depending on the size and weight of the item you're sending. Use the table below to determine the size and format of your parcel.

Parcel formats
Format Examples Max weight Max length Max width Max thickness
Small parcel Handbags, shoes, board games 2kg 45cm 35cm 16cm
Medium parcel Heavy or bulky items 20kg 61cm 46cm 46cm

Tube-shaped items

For tube-shaped items, the length of the item plus twice the diameter must not exceed 104cm, with the greatest dimension being no more than 90cm.

Special requirements? Upgrade your delivery with these options:

  • Signature on delivery with Royal Mail Signed For®
  • Offer your customers collection from a local Post Office® branch with Local Collect®

Online delivery confirmation*

Online delivery confirmation* is available on Royal Mail 1st Class parcels.

To view the delivery confirmation, you'll need to go to royalmail.com/confirm and enter your parcel ID number:

  • Online delivery confirmation shows you when your item has been delivered or attempted to be delivered.
  • This isn't a tracked service. Information will only be available online at the point we try to - or successfully - deliver your item.
  • If you want to see items progressing throughout their journey - and not just at the point of delivery - consider using Royal Mail Tracked or Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed.

*Delivery confirmation is not available for large letters. Delivery confirmation is not available for parcels being sent to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. 

How much will it cost?

You can calculate the price for 1st Class delivery of your parcel using our Get a price calculator


*Calls may be recorded and monitored for training and compliance purposes. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your telephone company's network access charge.