Prices 2020

To see current prices please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices

Price changes from 1 September 2020

 
Like other delivery companies, we continue to experience steep increases in our overseas delivery costs.

This is largely due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to extreme shortages in air capacity and subsequent increases in air carrier costs to most countries overseas. We are no longer able to absorb these costs in our existing pricing. In order to manage the impact of these increased costs, which are beyond our control, we regretfully need to adjust our prices accordingly. 

From 1 September, we are changing our international prices to reflect these increases in our overseas delivery costs. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
 

‘On Account’ and Franking Services

For our 'On Account’ and Franking Services these price changes will come in the form of a straightforward increase on the actual product price.
 

Parcels, Letters and Large Letter prices are changing for the following ‘On Account’ and Franking services: 

  • International Tracked & Signed 
  • International Tracked 
  • International Signed 
  • International Standard 
  • International Economy (parcels only).

 
Price guides for personal customers and Marketplace sellers from 1 September 2020

If you are a personal customer, or sell regularly on marketplaces, this will affect the prices you pay over the counter at a Post Office® branch. These prices can be found in the Our prices guide. You can view or download a copy of this handy guide to our UK, International parcel and letter services, including Parcelforce Worldwide. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from your Post Office® branch from 1 September 2020.

Our prices 2020pdf, 1.91 MB (valid from 1 September 2020)

Prices for parcels and letters with postage paid through Royal Mail Click & Drop®, and online channels such as eBay, Amazon and PayPal are found in the Royal Mail online price guide. This handy guide contains online prices for Royal Mail's UK and International parcels including Standard, Tracked & Signed, Signed and Guaranteed delivery services. View or download a copy now. These prices are effective from 1 September 2020.

Our online pricespdf, 3.55 MB (valid from 1 September 2020)
 

Remember to make sure your franking machine is ready for the price changes before 1 September 2020

Please contact your franking machine manufacturer or independent supplier and they will be able to help you with the next steps in getting your franking machine ready for the price changes.

To find out more about the price changes and to learn more about Royal Mail Mailmark® franking visit www.royalmail.com/franking
 

Download your wall charts and price guides here:

Franking wallchartpdf, 1.72 MB (valid from 1 September 2020)
Mailmark franking wallchartpdf, 1.72 MB (valid from 1 September 2020)
International Services wallchartpdf, 1.75 MB (valid from 1 September 2020)
 

International Business Contract services

From 1 September, on our International Business Contract Services, we are extending our Temporary Air Carrier Supplements to reflect the impact of increased costs beyond our control. For the products and countries affected by the extension of Temporary Air Carrier Supplements, please visit royalmail.com/aircarriersupplements

Business price guidepdf, 4.19 MB (valid from 1 September 2020)
 

We are extending Temporary Air Carrier Supplements - on our International Business Contract services: 

  • To several more of our International parcel and letter services 
  • To additional countries – as well as making changes to some existing supplements (including ‘No Sort’ products).

International Business Mail rate cardpdf, 546.03 KB (valid from 1 September 2020)
International Business Parcels rate cardpdf, 1005.1 KB (valid from 1 September 2020)
International Business Parcels Returns user guidepdf, 1.18 MB (valid from 1 September 2020)
 

Announcing price reductions for our Tracked Service to the USA.

When we increased the prices of our International Parcel Services to USA in July, we stated we would be closely monitoring the cost of conveyance and that we may reduce our prices accordingly in the future. From 1 September 2020 we will be reducing the cost of this service.
 

International Surcharge

Royal Mail introduced an International surcharge in order to help us respond to the impact of the volatile currency market on key cost areas for our business; fuel, conveyancing and International delivery charges. A flexible International surcharge enables us to keep prices as low as possible while enabling us to react to future currency and fuel related cost changes.

The surcharge increased on 15th November 2019, will remain at 6.5%. However given the current volatility of currency the surcharge is continuously under review and may decrease or increase subject to 14 days notice. To keep up to date on the level of International Surcharge please visit www.royalmail.com/surcharges 

 
2% Discount for customers providing electronic customs data

It has been mandatory to provide electronic customs data for each item (containing anything other than general correspondence) since 1st January 2019. 

There is a 2% discount for all packages that comply with the new electronic customs data rules. Visit royalmail.com/electronic-customs-data-incentive to find out more.

Price changes from 1 July 2020

 
Prices are changing for Royal Mail parcel products to the USA from 1 July 2020

As a result of exceptional cost increases outside of our control, we are reluctantly introducing pricing changes for parcels being sent to the USA from 1 July. We are limiting the increase to only recover the costs we are experiencing. 

These costs are a direct result of: 

  • An increase of more than 100% in the fees the US Postal Service (USPS) charges for the ‘last mile’ delivery of international mail
  • Securing air freight at inflated market costs due to a 95% reduction in air passenger flights globally following the outbreak of Covid-19. 

At Royal Mail, we always aim to deliver the best value international services for our customers. We fully recognise that these changes are significant. This was a decision we reluctantly took but is necessary in view of the increased costs borne by Royal Mail.
 

Prices are changing for the following Royal Mail International parcel services to the USA for Personal, ‘On Account’ and Franking customers 

  • International Tracked & Signed 
  • International Tracked 
  • International Standard

From 1 July 2020 we will be increasing the prices of our parcel services to the USA and introducing a new World Zone 3. There are no changes to letter and large letter prices.
 

Price guides for personal customers and Marketplace sellers from 1 July 2020

If you are a personal customer, or sell regularly on marketplaces, this will affect the prices you pay over the counter at a Post Office® branch. These prices can be found in the Our prices guide. You can view or download a copy of this handy guide to our UK, International parcel and letter services, including Parcelforce Worldwide. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from your Post Office® branch from 1 July 2020.

Our prices 2020pdf, 2.4 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)

Prices for parcels and letters with postage paid through Royal Mail Click & Drop®, and online channels such as eBay, Amazon and PayPal are found in the Royal Mail online price guide. This handy guide contains online prices for Royal Mail's UK and International parcels including Standard, Tracked & Signed, Signed and Guaranteed delivery services. View or download a copy now. These prices are effective from 1 July 2020.

Our online pricespdf, 3.93 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
 

Remember to make sure your franking machine is ready for the price changes before 1 July 2020

Please contact your franking machine manufacturer or independent supplier and they will be able to help you with the next steps in getting your franking machine ready for the price changes.

To find out more about the price changes and to learn more about Royal Mail Mailmark® franking visit www.royalmail.com/franking

Download your wall charts and price guides here:

Franking wallchartpdf, 2.13 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
Mailmark franking wallchartpdf, 2.13 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
International Services wallchartpdf, 2.2 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)

Business price guidepdf, 4.85 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
 

Parcel prices are changing for the following Royal Mail parcel products and International Business Contract services to the USA. We have also introduced a new Temporary Air Carrier Supplement

  • International Tracked and Tracked & Signed services 
  • International Standard Mixed Mail 
  • International Standard Parcels
  • Max Sort parcels 
  • Print Direct parcels

From 1 July 2020 we will be increasing the prices of our International parcel services and introducing a new ‘Rest of World Zone A (USA)’. There are no changes to letter and large letter prices. 

Download your Business Price Guidepdf, 4.85 MB here.

International Business Mail rate cardpdf, 543.45 KB (valid from 1 July 2020)
International Business Parcels rate cardpdf, 959.37 KB (valid from 1 July 2020)
International Business Mail services user guidepdf, 1.44 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
International Business Parcels user guidepdf, 2.68 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
International Business Parcels Returns user guidepdf, 1.18 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
International Business Mail Response Services user guidepdf, 1.5 MB (valid from 1 July 2020)
 

Temporary Air Carrier Supplement - International Business Contract Customers only

In order to manage these increased costs as fairly as possible, we have temporarily introduced an Air Carrier Supplement for each country where we have experienced increased costs. This will be charged on the price per kilo (on all formats Letters, Large Letters and Parcels) and also applied to our Rest of World Zonal Priced products from 1 July 2020. This supplement will be regularly reviewed to reflect changing air carrier costs for the USA and other countries.

View current details of the Temporary Air Carrier Supplementpdf, 551.67 KB

Price changes from 23 March 2020

 
Prices are changing for the following Royal Mail products from 2 January 2020

  • Royal Mail Advertising Mail® excluding parcels
  • Royal Mail Business Mail® 
  • Royal Mail Publishing Mail® excluding parcels
  • Response Services 
  • Partially Addressed Mail 
  • Subscription Mail 

Prices are changing for the following Royal Mail products from 23 March 2020

  • Royal Mail Advertising Mail Parcels
  • Royal Mail Publishing Mail Parcels

To see current prices please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices

 
Prices are changing for the following Royal Mail products from 23 March 2020

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® Large Letters 
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® Parcels 
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® Non-barcoded Parcels
  • Royal Mail 24® Non-barcoded Large letter
  • Royal Mail Advertising Mail Parcels
  • Royal Mail Publishing Mail Parcels

Prices for our Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® services

Prices for Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48®† are available in our Business price guide below.†

†Excludes Add-ons, Fees and Surcharges where applicable

Alternatively, for the most competitive rates for our Royal Mail Tracked 24® & Royal Mail Tracked 48® visit www.royalmail.com/tracked.

To see current prices please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices

 
Just some of the new enhancements introduced with Royal Mail Tracked:

Our recipient SMS and email notifications sent the day before and, morning of delivery, have a shorter estimated delivery window from 2 hours.

Introduced Age* Verification giving added peace of mind that delivery is made to someone who is over 18 (Age Verification)

*Also available with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

 
Price are changing for our Standard, SMART and Royal Mail Mailmark meter technology from 23 March 2020:

  • Meter – Letters
  • Meter – Large Letters
  • Meter – Parcels

Prices are changing for International Standard, SMART and Royal Mail Mailmark technology from 23 March 2020:

  • Letters, Large Letters, Parcels and ‘Printed Paper’ 
  • International Tracked & Signed, International Tracked and International Signed 
  • International Standard and International Economy services

Remember to make sure your franking machine is ready for the price changes before 23 March 2020

Please contact your franking machine manufacturer or independent supplier and they will be able to help you with the next steps in getting your franking machine ready for the price changes.

To find out more about the price changes and to learn more about Royal Mail Mailmark® franking visit www.royalmail.com/franking

To find the latest wallcharts and price guides, please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices

 
Prices are changing for our VAT exempt items posted via our Online Business Account from 23 March 2020

  • On Account – Barcoded Letters and Large Letters
  • On Account – Non-barcoded Letters and Large Letters
  • On Account – Parcel

Prices are changing for International On Account items from 23 March 2020:

  • Letters, Large Letters, Parcels and ‘Printed Paper’ 
  • International Tracked & Signed, International Tracked and International Signed 
  • International Standard and International Economy services

Stamp prices are changing for 1st and 2nd Class Letters and Large Letters from 23 March 2020.

Please visit royalmail.com/direct to download the 2020 stamp price guide.

 
If you are a personal customer, or sell regularly on marketplaces, you will be able to benefit from two ways of paying for your parcels and letters postage from 23 March 2020.

1. Prices for stamped parcels and letters, and those paid over the counter at a Post Office® branch are found in the Our prices guide. You can view or download a copy of this handy guide to our UK, International parcel and letter services, including Parcelforce Worldwide. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from your Post Office® branch at the end of March 2020.

To view or download a copy of the Our prices guide, please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices

2. Prices for parcels and letters with postage paid through Royal Mail Click & Drop®, and online channels such as eBay, Amazon and PayPal are found in the Royal Mail online price guide. This handy guide contains online prices for Royal Mail's UK and International parcels including Standard, Tracked & Signed, Signed and Guaranteed delivery services. View or download a copy now. These prices are effective from 23 March 2020.

To view or download a copy of the Online price guide, please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices
 

Receiving Services

Our Redirection, Keepsafe and PO Box services provide flexible ways you can receive your mail.

To view or download a copy of the Our prices guide, please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices

Price changes from 9 March 2020

 
Door to Door Pricing Promotion for contracts up to 200k in volume

Royal Mail is pleased to announce that from Monday 9th March we will be applying a Promotional price rate that reduces the price of all 0-200k volume contracts up to 100g weight by c5% booked and confirmed between 9th March 2020 and 11th September inclusive*

The Promotional price reduces the difference between our Standard and New User rates by 50% to c5%. If you are eligible for our Late Bookings product you can also use the Promotional Price to reduce the overall AUP of your distributions.

The promotional price will be available for bookings made from 9th March 2020, until 11th September 2020 and will be automatically given to your bookings of up to 200,000 items in volume weighing up to 100g.
 

Why are we doing this?

We hope that you will be able to take advantage of the Promotional Price to make your budget go further – booking additional volume in an area you may not have tested before, for instance – and to book future contracts further in advance. Remember, you can book Door to Door up to 13 months in advance at this Promotional price.

You can also use combine the Promotional Price with our Late Booking offer to reduce the overall price of your distribution.
 

Key Dates

  • The Promotion starts for bookings made from 9th March 2020 (for bookings from w/c 30th March)*.
  • The Promotion will continue until 11th September 2020 (enabling bookings to be made at the Promotional price for distributions up to 25th October 2021)*.
     
Promotional Tariff for Volumes up to 200,000 items under 5mm in depth (price per 1,000 items)
  0-20g 20-35g 35-60g 60-80g 80-100g
<25k £65.99 £70.61 £92.39 £99.64 £116.14
25,000-100,000 £60.99 £65.26 £85.39 £92.09 £107.34
100,001-200,000 £57.49 £61.51 £80.49 £86.81 £101.18

 

To see current prices please visit royalmail.com/current-postage-prices

 

Need to book Door to Door at the last minute? We can now accept bookings for distributions less than 2 weeks ahead of the distribution week.

This enables customers to book contracts up to 10 days of their delivery commencement date.

For further information please contact your Royal Mail Account Manager, or our Door to Door Booking Team on 0345 266 0858 or at doortodoor@royalmail.com
 

*Promotional Price Terms and Conditions

• Unless we notify you otherwise in accordance with the provisions below, the promotional prices set out above (Promotional Prices) will automatically apply to all standard bookings confirmed by us between 9th March and 11th September 2020 inclusive (the Promotional Price Period).

• The Promotional Prices are available to all customers and will apply to any bookings involving distributions of up to 200,000 items where each item weighs up to 100g and is under 5mm in depth.

• If, in our sole discretion, we decide to withdraw the Promotional Prices prior to 11th September 2020 or we choose to extend the Promotional Price Period, we will give you at least 1 months’ notice prior to withdrawing or extending (as applicable) the Promotional Prices.

• We will charge all bookings which are confirmed by us after the Promotional Price Period has ended at the standard Door to Door rate card price as set out in the Pricing tables below. 

• All bookings made during the Promotional Price Period will be subject to the Royal Mail Door to Door Standard Terms and Conditions which can be viewed at www.royalmail.com/doortodoor