Printed Postage Impressions (PPIs)

We’ll soon be withdrawing some of our current letter products and replacing them with the new Account Mail barcoded products

These are our standard account products for business mail and advertising mail, letters and large letters.

We're replacing some of our letter products

Why are we making these changes?

  • Adding barcodes improves our operational efficiency, so we can pass the cost savings on to our customers
  • Barcodes also allow us to have greater transparency of items through our network for tracking purposes

The good news is that you can move over to the new products today, to ensure you can still access these products after the replacement date, click here to find out more

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
  • 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


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