Royal Mail Pricing
Royal Mail operates on one-price-goes anywhere policy, but the price of mail still varies by the size and weight of the mail and type of delivery chosen. Postage also varies to international destinations – exact details can be found through calling the Royal Mail contact number.
1st class Letters (maximum 240mm x 165mm x 5mm, and 100 grams) cost 62p, whereas 2nd class letters cost 53p. 1st class Large Letter (maximum 353mm x 250mm x 25mm, 750 grams) cost 93p whereas 2nd class large letters costs 73p. 1st class letters would normally be delivered the next working day whereas 2nd class letters take two or three days to reach the destination.
Similarly, “RoyalMail Signed For,” or acknowledged delivery costs more. 1st Class letters in this segment costs £1.72, 1st class Large Letter costs £2.03, 2nd Class letter costs £1.63, and 2nd class Large Letter costs £1.83. “Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed,” which offers guaranteed next day delivery costs and comes with other value-added features costs still higher, starting at £6.40 for 1pm delivery and £18.18 for 9am delivery.
Royal Mail has different categories of parcels for fixing postage charges. Small Parcel (maximum 2 kilogram) start from £3.20 (1st Class), and £2.80 (2nd Class), whereas postage for Medium Parcels starts from £5.65 (1st Class) and £5.20 (2nd Class.) The postage for Signed-For Small Parcels start from £4.30 (1st Class) and £3.90 (2nd Class), and postage for Signed-For Medium Parcels start from £6.75 (1st Class) and £6.30 (2nd Class.)
Royal Mail has simplified its international tariffs since 31 March 2014. For the purpose of fares, Royal Mail has categorised the world into Europe and two other zones. International Tracked and Signed Letters cost £5.97 to Europe and £6.28 for Zones 1 and 2. International Tracked with Online confirmation letters cost £7.16 for Europe and £6.28 for Zones 1 and 2. International standard Letters cost 97p upto 20 grams for Europe and 97p upto 10 grams for Zones 1 and 2.
International Tracked and Signed Small Parcels costs £8.20 for Europe, £8.80 for Zone 1 and £9.00 for Zone 2. Online tracking facility for small parcels is available only for Europe, and starts from £9.84. Ordinary Airmail for Small Parcels costs £3.20, £3.80, and £4.00 for Europe, Zone 1, and Zone 2 respectively.
How to Contact
Comprehensive information on Royal Mail pricing may be obtained by downloading the 2014 Price Guides.
The Royal Mail Price Finer link makes it easy to calculate the price of postage depending on the weight of the mail, destination, and the required delivery options. It is also possible to make the payment, and print the label from the same page.
More information may be obtained from Royal Mail telephone 0843 487 1853.