Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class

Signature on delivery and next-day delivery aim


  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Signature on delivery
  • Aim to deliver next working day, including Saturdays
  • Compensation cover up to £20**

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How to use this service

Buy your postage 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 and drop your Signed For 1st Class items off at a Post Office or at a Parcel Postbox near you.

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If you prefer, you can buy postage at a Post Office branch.

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Every Signed For 1st 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.

Letter Price Online price
Up to 100g £3.05 £3.05

Includes postcards

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Large letter Price Online price
Up to 100g £3.80 £3.80
101-250g £4.60 £4.40
251-500g £5.20 £5.00
501-750g £5.20 £5.00

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Small parcel Price Online price
Up to 2kg £5.99 £5.39

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Medium parcel Price Online price
Up to 2kg £8.09 £6.89
2-10kg £9.79 £8.59
10-20kg £13.89 £12.69

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Further information



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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