Royal Mail Tariff Changes – effective 27th March 2017

Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide have announced changes to their postal tariffs, effective 27th March 2017.

All products and services are affected by these changes, including 1st and 2nd Class. As a franking machine user, you still benefit from substantial price advantages over stamped mail.

Summary of Discounts for Mailmark Franking Machine Users*:

  • 18p difference on every 2nd Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 10p difference on every 1st Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 11p difference on every 2nd Class Large Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 13p difference on every 1st Class Large Letter compared to stamped mail

Summary of Discounts for Standard Franking Machine Users*:

  • 15p difference on every 2nd Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 8p difference on every 1st Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 8p difference on every 2nd Class Large Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 8p difference on every 1st Class Large Letter compared to stamped mail

What’s more, you’ll also benefit from savings on Parcel pricing versus Stamps*:

  • 28p on 2nd Class Small Parcels up to 1kg compared to stamp prices
  • 28p on 2nd Class Small Parcels up to 1kg compared to stamp prices

Prices for the following Royal Mail products, available through your franking machine, will be changing: 

  • First Class Letter
  • First Class Large Letter
  • Second Class Letter
  • Second Class Large Letter
  • Special Delivery - 9am
  • Special Delivery - 1pm
  • International Standard Letter Europe, rest ov World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Standard Large Letter Europe, rest ov World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Standard Small Parcels/ Printed Paper Europe, rest ov World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Economy Letter, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Economy Large Letter, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Economy Small Parcel/ Printed Paper, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Tracked Letter Europe, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Tracked Large Letter Europe, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Tracked Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Tracked & Signed Letter EU, Europe (Non-EU), rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Tracked Small Parcel/ Printed Paper EU, Europe (Non-EU), rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Signed Letter Europe, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Signed Large Letter Europe, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • International Signed Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe, rest of World Zone 1 & 2
  • Consequential Loss fees for Special Delivery 9am & 1pm
  • Additional Compensation
  • Business Mail Advanced 1st Class
  • Business Mail Advanced

Full details of the changes can be found on the Royal Mail website at www.royalmail.com or by calling them on 08457 950 950.

Please note it is your obligation as a franking customer to comply with section 7 of Royal Mail´s scheme for franking. Download information about the scheme here. The value of Postage paid indicated by the Franking Mark on any letter must conform to the applicable rate and in order to comply with the HMRC VAT rules you must update the rates on your franking machine by 27th March 2017.

* Equipment and running costs are not included. For details of product prices click here >>