Printed Postage Impressions (PPIs)

Did you know?

We're introducing barcodes to make sending mail and parcels easier.

With our new Account Mail products, you can save around two pence on letters and large letters – compared to our standard products – simply by printing a unique barcode on your envelopes.

Find out more about saving money by barcoding letters and large letters

Many parcels sent through a Royal Mail account now contain a 2D barcode. Are you ready?

Find out more about making sending parcels easier with barcording

Why choose PPIs?

If you’re sending large volumes of mail in the UK or internationally, Printed Postage Impressions (PPIs) offer a convenient alternative to stamps or franking machines. You can save time and money by printing postage directly onto labels or envelopes. 

With PPIs you can cut costs and save time by printing postage in-house, directly onto the envelopes and labels used for mailing. There’s no need for extra equipment – simply download and print your postage mark, then you’re ready to go.

To use PPIs, you need to be an Online Business Account holder with a Credit Account. You’ll also need to apply for a PPI licence.

Create and download PPIs using our online tool

  1. Enter your PPI licence number
  2. Select the PPI for your chosen delivery service
  3. Choose either an English or Bilingual (English/Welsh) version
  4. Preview the PPI design and size
  5. Download the design in your preferred file format

What products can you buy?

  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48®
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48®
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
  • Advertising Mail
  • Publishing Mail
  • International Standard Letters
  • Business Mail

Anything else you need to know?

Visit the Help page for more information and answers to frequently asked questions about this product.

Find out more about International PPI mailing


PDF icon Printed Postage Impressions (PPI) Terms & conditions

PDF icon PPI - Guide for clear addressing

PDF icon Royal Mail PPIs - Easy to use guide


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