Royal Mail 24® and 48®

Cost-effective parcel delivery with delivery aim of 1-2 days


  • Online delivery confirmation with GPS map
  • Discounts for large volumes


  • Signature on delivery with Royal Mail Signed For
  • Free collection if you spend £17,000 per year
  • Safeplace  - your customers can nominate a safe place or neighbour for us to leave their delivery

How to use this service

This service is available with a Business Parcels Account.  Call us on 03457 950950 to set up your account today (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm).

To access Royal Mail 24® and 48® you need to send a minimum of 1,000 items per year or over 20 parcels a week.

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

Large Letter

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

E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs


Max L 61cm
x W 46cm
x D 46cm

e.g. Gifts, shoes, heavy or bulky items

Parcels max weight:

20kg (Royal Mail 24)

2kg (Royal Mail 48)

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

Choose a shipping solution to suit you – whether you’re sending a one-off parcel or shipping thousands of packages every week.

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We restrict or prohibit certain items from our network. You are advised to carefully read the restrictions on items like:

  • Batteries
  • Aerosols
  • Perfumes or aftershaves
  • Nail varnish, polish or gel

Check our list of all items prohibited and restricted by Royal Mail (pdf, 5.94 MB)

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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Alternative services

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed


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Royal Mail Sameday

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