Royal Mail 2nd Class

Delivery in two to three working days for less urgent mail

Features

  • Delivery in two to three working days including Saturdays
  • Includes compensation cover up to £20*
  • Prices start at 85p for letters up to 100g
  • Same price for all UK addresses
     

Options

  • Signature available with Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class

How to use this service

You can post your 2nd Class items online and book a collection from your door. We can even bring your label too!

Alternatively, you can choose to print and apply your own label or opt to drop your 2nd Class items off at a Post Office branch or at a Parcel Postbox near you.

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If you prefer, you can take your parcel and QR code to any Post Office branch to print labels* for postage you have bought online. Or you can buy postage at a Post Office branch.

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*Label printing at a Post Office is available for 1st Class (including Signed For), 2nd Class (including Signed For), Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.  It is also available for Tracked (including with signature) but parcel only format.

Every 2nd Class item is covered against loss or damage up to £20 or the value of the item, whichever is lower.
*Compensation for valuables, such as money and jewellery is not available on this service. Use Special Delivery Guaranteed if you're sending valuable items.

2nd Class postage prices vary depending on size and weight

Letter Price Online price
Up to 100g 85p 85p

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT
 

Large letter Price Online price
Up to 100g £1.55 £1.55
101-250g £2.10 £1.90
251-500g £2.50 £2.30
501-750g £2.70 £2.50

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT
 

Small parcel Price Online price
Up to 2kg £3.69 £3.19

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT
 

Medium parcel Price Online price
Up to 2kg £5.89 £4.69
2-10kg £7.39 £6.19
10-20kg £10.99 £9.79

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Further information

 

Letter

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

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 prohibited and restricted items

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