Prices 2023

We update our prices at key points in the year. For announced upcoming price changes see the relevant section below.

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

Price changes from 3 April 2023

 
Price changes to our online and Post Office products and services include the following:

 
Domestic Products and services:

  • 1st and 2nd Class Letters, Large Letters and Parcels
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® 
  • Royal Mail Signed For®
  • Royal Mail Tracked (Non-Account)*
  • Non-Mail Products and Services, including Redirection, Keepsafe and PO Box. 

* Available only through Royal Mail Click & Drop®

 
International Products and services:

  • Introduction of a single price to send a 100g letter worldwide 
  • International Letters, Large Letters, Parcels and ‘Printed Paper’ formats for the following products:
    • International Tracked
    • International Tracked & Signed 
    • International Signed 
    • International Standard
    • International Economy services
  • Non-Mail Products and Services, including International Redirection

Please refer to our price guides and rate cards for all price changes.

 
If you are a personal customer, or sell regularly on marketplaces, you can continue to use two ways of paying for your parcels and letters postage from 3 April 2023.

1. Prices for parcels and letters with postage paid through Royal Mail Click & Drop®, and online channels such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Shpock and PayPal, 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 3 April 2023.

 
2. 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.

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® by 9am, 1pm and end of day Sunday 
  • 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 Tracked 24/48 and Letterboxable
  • Royal Mail Tracked Returns®
  • 1st and 2nd Class Account Mail (Parcels) (STL)

 
Download your price guide and rate cards here:

 
Price changes to Legacy International Business Large Letters

  • Price increases to Untracked Zone Sort (IG1-6) and Worldwide prices (WG1-6) to cover increased UPU non-personal correspondence costs
  • Price increases to legacy country-priced untracked services DG1, 3 and 6 to cover increased UPU non-personal correspondence costs

 
Download your price guide and rate cards here:

 
Withdrawal of parcel and A3 formats for Publishing Mail and Advertising Mail products

Parcel and A3 formats will be withdrawn from the Publishing Mail and Advertising Mail products with effect from 3 April 2023. This was communicated in the January 2023 Terms and Conditions customer notification letter.

 
New Charge for Out of Specification Large Letters Account and Advanced Items

From the 3 April 2023, Large Letter items that exceed the maximum size or weight for Large Letter Account and Advanced items will receive a charge of £3.75 per item.

 
Details of this new charge can be found in the:

 
Help and support
  • Format and weight information can be found in the Business Mail and Account Barcode Unsorted Product User Guides at royalmailtechnical.com
  • Information on the requirement to present your mail correctly can also be found in our Terms and Conditions at royalmail.com/termsandconditions

Latest Surcharge and Correction Charge information can be found here: Surcharges

 
Prices changes for our VAT exempt Domestic On Account items

  • Royal Mail 1st and 2nd Class Account Mail (Letters, Large Letters & Parcels)
    (SAP codes: BPR/BPL/UNG/UNH)

 
Prices changes for International On Account items

  • On Account Tracked parcel prices have been reduced to align to our Online consumer prices
  • All other International Account product prices have increased, to cover increased delivery costs
    (SAP codes: OL* / OT*/ OS* products) 

 
Download your price guide and rate cards here:

 
Prices changes to Letter and Parcel Inbound Mail Services

  • Early Extraction
  • Selectapost
  • Pre-Sorted Delivery
  • Business Redirection
  • Business Keepsafe
  • PO Box (Royal Mail has ceased offering the PO Box Transfer service to new customers)
  • Rural Newspaper Deliveries 
  • Diversion
  • Early Collect (we are no longer offering the service to new customers)
  • Timed Delivery
  • Business Collections
  • Business Reply Standard 
  • Freepost Standard parcels 
  • Freepost NAME parcels

 
Download your price guide and rate cards here:

 
Prices are changing for Royal Mail Mailmark Meter technology, Secure Print and Franking API from 3 April 2023

  • Domestic Letters, Large Letters, Parcels
  • Royal Mail Signed For
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed
  • International Letters, Large Letters, Parcels and ‘Printed Paper’ for all International products:
    • International Tracked & Signed 
    • International Tracked 
    • International Signed 
    • International Standard 
    • International Economy
  • Business Keepsafe

 
Download your price guides and rate cards here:

Remember to make sure your franking machine is ready for the price changes before 3 April 2023.

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 royalmail.com/franking

 
Some of our surcharges and correction charges will be changing on the 3 April 2023.

Latest surcharge and correction charge information can be found here: Surcharges

Price update from 27 March 2023

 
We will retain our existing prices for standard Door to Door bookings from Monday 6 March 2023, for distributions taking place on or after Monday 27 March 2023.

For more information on our prices, the Door to Door Rate Card for March 2023 is available here to download in PDF format. 

Door to Door rate cardpdf, 423.42 KB - effective 27 March 2023

Price changes from 3 January 2023

  • International Tracked services (country-priced): 

    • We are reducing or freezing Tracked prices* across most countries, with a few exceptions.
    • We are extending the maximum weights for International Tracked and International Tracked & Signed parcels up to 30kg (product codes MP7/MTE).
       
  • International Tracked Heavier: 
    • We will be introducing a new International Tracked Heavier product for parcels up to 30kg, with dimensions up to 61cm x 46cm x 46cm (product codes HVB/HVC). 
    • This product will be available to all destinations where we currently offer International Tracked and/or International Tracked & Signed.

Due to ongoing industrial action by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the planned weight increase of our existing Tracked and Tracked & Signed international products (MP7/MTE) and the introduction of new heavier and larger products (HVB/HVC) has been delayed. We will launch this capability as soon as we can. Please stay tuned to this webpage for further updates. 

  • International Untracked Business Products (country-priced): We are generally increasing prices to reflect higher delivery costs – please consult the rate cards attached below for more detail on these changes.
  • Zonal-priced international services (Tracked, untracked and Response): We will be increasing all legacy and zonal product prices by 15-20%

* Price reductions / freeze based on each destination’s average item weight (data from Royal Mail volumes).

 
Download your rate cards here:

International Business Mail Services rate cardpdf, 2.79 MB - valid from 3 January 2023

International Business Parcels rate cardpdf, 1.31 MB - valid from 3 January 2023

 
We are removing the temporary Air Carrier Supplements for all destinations from 3 January 2023, incorporating them into our base prices. Air capacity costs have recently stabilised which allows us to remove this surcharge and simplify our pricing.

The temporary Air Carrier Supplements currently applied to China, Japan, Israel, Iceland and Russia will be removed from 3 January 2023.

Please visit royalmail.com/aircarriersupplements for current air carrier supplement prices (valid until 2 January 2023).

 
The Royal Mail International surcharge enables us to respond to the impact of the volatile currency market on key cost areas for our business, including fuel, conveyancing, and international delivery charges. A flexible International surcharge enables us to keep prices as low as possible whilst enabling us to react to future currency and fuel related cost changes.

Due to unfavourable movements in Sterling exchange rates, we will be increasing the International surcharge from 4% to 6.5% from 3 January 2023.

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

 
Introduction of new maximum weights for International parcels for online and account customers

Due to ongoing industrial action by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the planned weight increase of our existing Tracked and Tracked & Signed international products (MP7/MTE) and the introduction of new heavier and larger products (HVB/HVC) has been delayed. We will launch this capability as soon as we can.

  • Account customers will be able to send International Tracked and International Tracked & Signed parcels up to 30kg – available soon 
  • Online customers will be able to send International Tracked and International Tracked & Signed parcels up to 20kg – available soon
  • There are no price changes to the existing 0-2kg International prices

 
Download your rate cards here:

Online Price Guidepdf, 1.3 MB - valid from 3 January 2023

Business Price Guidepdf, 2.68 MB - valid from 3 January 2023

Standing franking machines are being decertified. From 1 January 2023, Royal Mail will only accept franked mail from a Mailmark franking machine. Any franked mail that doesn’t contain a Mailmark barcode will be returned to sender. 

The International Services wallchart has been updated to reflect this change (there are no pricing changes).

 
Download your rate cards here:

International Services Wallchartpdf, 1.73 MB - valid from 3 January 2023

For further information, please visit royalmail.com/franking
 

Subscription Mail price changes from 3 January 2023

Prices are changing for the following Royal Mail products from 3 January 2023 as communicated in December 2021.

Subscription Mail (PDF Rate Card)pdf, 3.49 MB - valid from 3 January 2023

Retail Letters price guidepdf, 2.75 MB - valid from 3 January 2023