Prices 2022

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

Price changes from 15 April 2022

 
We currently have Temporary Air Carrier Supplements which apply to some of our Business Contract products, to four destinations around the world. These supplements are subject to change, as our overseas transit and delivery costs are variously affected by the availability and cost of air capacity.

From 15 April 2022, an air carrier supplement will also apply to Japan as our costs have increased. All other air carrier supplements remain the same.

The air carrier supplement will apply to Tracked, Tracked & Signed, Signed and Untracked services to the following five countries:

  • China
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Russia

Please visit royalmail.com/aircarriersupplements for the latest air carrier supplement prices into these destinations.
 

Price changes from 4 April 2022

  • 1st and 2nd Class Letters, Large Letters and Parcels (Stamp and Online)
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® 
  • Royal Mail Signed For®
  • Royal Mail Tracked (Non-Account)*
  • Non-Mail Products and Services, including PO Box and Keepsafe 
  • International Letters, Large Letters, Parcels and ‘Printed Paper’ 
  • International Tracked & Signed, International Tracked and International Signed 
  • International Standard and International Economy services

* Available only through Royal Mail Click & Drop®

 
Price guides for personal customers and marketplace sellers from 4 April 2022

If you are a personal customer, or sell regularly on marketplaces, you will continue to benefit from two ways of paying for your parcels and letters postage from 4 April 2022.

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 guide to our UK and International parcel and letter services, including Parcelforce Worldwide, online. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from your local Post Office® branch.

 
2. Lower Prices apply for parcels and letters with postage paid through Royal Mail Click & Drop®, and online channels such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Shpock and PayPal, which can be found in the Royal Mail Online Price guide. This 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 4 April 2022.

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® by 1pm and 9am
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® Returns
  • Royal Mail Signed For®
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® barcoded Large Letters
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® basic barcoded Large Letters
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® barcoded Parcels
  • Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail 48® basic barcoded Parcels
  • Royal Mail Advertising Mail® Parcels
  • Royal Mail Publishing Mail® Parcels 
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24/48 
  • Royal Mail Tracked Returns®
  • Business Reply Standard and Freepost Standard parcels
  • Freepost NAME parcels

 
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With latest surcharge information found here: Domestic Parcel Surcharges

  • Royal Mail 1st and 2nd Class Account Mail (Letters, Large Letters & Parcels) 

 
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With latest surcharge information found here: VAT exempt Domestic on Account item Surcharges

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

From the 4 April 2022, Royal Mail are introducing new International Pricing zones for Europe for our Meter, Online, Post Office and On Account customers who post via OBA. Europe will consist of three zones - Europe Zone 1, 2 and 3.

For a full list of country destinations, by zone, please visit www.royalmail.com/world-zones

 
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Price are changing for our Standard, SMART and Royal Mail Mailmark meter technology from 4 April 2022

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

 
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Remember to make sure your franking machine is ready for the price changes before 4 April 2022.

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

 
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Wallcharts:

Price update from 7 March 2022

 
We will retain our existing prices for standard Door to Door bookings from Monday 7 March 2022, for distributions taking place on or after Monday 28 March 2022 and up to 4 March 2023.

For more information on our prices, the Door to Door Rate Card for March 2022 is available here to download in PDF format. 

Door to Door rate cardpdf, 4.2 MB - effective 7 March 2022
 

Price changes from 4 January 2022

 
Prices are changing for some of our VAT exempt items purchased online from 4 January 2022

  • 1st and 2nd Class Parcels

Download our Online Price Guidepdf, 5.48 MB - valid from 4 January 2022

 
Prices are changing for the following Royal Mail products from 4 January 2022

  • Royal Mail Advertising Mail* 
  • Royal Mail Business Mail
  • Subscription Mail
  • Royal Mail Publishing Mail
  • Response Services 
  • Partially Addressed Mail
  • Poll Card Mailing Option 
  • Selectapost, Early Extraction and Pre-Sorted Delivery

Environmental considerations are a fundamental part of the way Royal Mail operates in the UK. We want our customers to mail sustainably so we have created new Environmental Guidance that we are encouraging customers using our Advertising Mail, Business Mail, Publishing Mail and Subscription Mail products to follow from 4 January 2022. The guidance can be found at royalmail.com/termschanges. Please note that we are not mandating for customers to adopt the specifications within the guidance.

*With the introduction of the revised Environmental Guidance, we have taken the decision to simplify our Advertising Mail product variants and will be withdrawing the Sustainable Advertising Mail product on 3 January 2022. From 4 January 2022 customers currently posting using the Sustainable Advertising Mail product will need to post via the existing Advertising Mail product or an alternative third-party product, which will be available via customers’ Online Business Account. Customers migrating from Sustainable Advertising Mail to Advertising Mail will not adversely be affected.

 
Prices are changing for our Publishing Mail product from 4 January 2022 and Profile Price discounts are being reduced to zero in April 2022

Publishing Profile customers will attract lower prices by switching to Subscription Mail or Standard Publishing Mail. To switch to Subscription Mail or Standard Publishing Mail please contact your account manager or email publishing@royalmail.com.

 
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We have made minor changes to the wording in our rate card to clarify that where a customer’s mailing fails to meet the minimum volume required to qualify for Advertising Mail rates, they should use our Business Mail service for those postings. There are no changes to any Advertising Mail prices.

 
Prices are changing for International Business Contract products from 4 January 2022

  • International tracking and signature services (country-priced): We will be reducing our prices for tracked and signature service. In particular, Tracked parcel prices into France, Canada and Poland will see significant (>10%) reductions
  • Untracked International Business Products (country-priced): We will be changing our prices to reflect changes in delivery and conveyance costs – please consult the Price Guides for more detail on these changes
  • Zonal-priced international services (Tracked, untracked and Response): We will be increasing all zonal product base prices by 4-6%.

 
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We are removing the majority of temporary air carrier supplements

For the majority of destinations, we have removed temporary air carrier supplements. We’ve done this because air capacity costs are currently forecast to become more stable in 2022. This allows us to account for air costs (alongside other operational costs), in our business contract prices, which is part of the normal review of costs and pricing. We’ve retained separate air carrier supplements for four destinations, where the forecast costs for air capacity are still not sufficiently predictable to accommodate them in our normal pricing. 

The air carrier supplement will still apply to Tracked, Tracked & Signed, Signed and Untracked services to the following four countries:

  • China
  • Russia
  • Iceland
  • Israel

Please visit royalmail.com/aircarriersupplements for the latest air carrier supplement prices into these destinations.

 
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International Surcharge

Royal Mail introduced an International surcharge 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.

We are delighted to announce that, following favourable movements in Sterling exchange rates, we will be reducing this surcharge from 6.5% to 4%.

To keep up to date on the level of International Surcharge please visit royalmail.com/surcharges