Publishing Mail

Save time and money mailing magazines and journals

Publishing Mail is our specialist mailing service for publishers and distributors of magazines, journals, and newsletters. If you send at least 1,000 items per mail-out, twice a year, we can use our expertise and distribution network to streamline your operation.

At a Glance 

  • Pricing discounts based on volume and destination
  • Free collection of sorted items
  • Free returns for undeliverable items

What can you send?

Your magazine, newsletter, or journal must fit into one of the size and weight formats below for delivery, but you can include more than one type of item in your delivery.

Format Dimensions Max weight
Large letter Up to 353mm x 250mm x 25mm
(excluding packaging)
Up to 750g
Large letter (machine-readable) Up to 345mm x 245mm x 10mm
(including packaging)
Up to 750g
Parcels More than 297mm x 420mm x 25mm, and no larger than 460mm x 610mm Up to 2kg
Tubular Parcels Up to 900mm length. The total length plus 2x diameter should not exceed 1040mm Up to 2kg
A3 parcels Up to 297mm x 420mm x 25mm Up to 750g

Which delivery services can you use?

  • Same day delivery with our premium service
  • Next working day with 1st Class
  • Delivery within 2–3 working days with 2nd Class

Need your mail collecting?

If you pre-sort your delivery, then we’ll collect your mail for free. And if we can’t deliver some of your materials, then we’ll return them to you free of charge.

How much will it cost?

The price of your mail out is based on how many items you send and whether you pre-sort your delivery or not.

We’ll offer you a discount if you are mailing at least 3,000 items or more per delivery to selected city centre locations. If you’re sending 250,000 items or more in a single delivery, then our High Sort service can help you make savings.

Anything else you need to know?

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


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