Royal Mail 1st and 2nd Class

Our reliable, untracked delivery service


  • Fast, reliable delivery for letters and parcels up to 20kg
  • Online delivery confirmation - barcoded Parcels & Large Letters
  • Delivery aim includes Saturday
  • No minimum entry level - send any number of items


  • Signature on delivery with Royal Mail Signed For®

How to use this service

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2. Use a stamp

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Not a business? Royal Mail 1st Class for personal customers


Max 100g |
Max L 24cm
x W 16.5cm
x D 0.5cm

e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards

Large Letter

Max 750g |
Max L 35.3cm
x W 25cm
x D 2.5cm

E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs

Small Parcel

Max 2kg |
Max L 45cm
x W 35cm
x D 16cm

e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games

Medium parcel

Max 20kg |
Max L 61cm
x W 46cm
x D 46cm

e.g. Heavy or bulky items

Tubes and Rolls

Max 2kg |
Max L 90cm
x W *
x D *

The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm

You may qualify for discounts based on quantity, address accuracy, and sorting.

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Royal Mail terms and conditions (pdf, 839.22 KB)

Specific terms for parcels (pdf, 233.95 KB)

UK parcels user guide (pdf, 5.85 MB)

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You just need to send over 20 parcels a week
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