Royal Mail Tariff Change

Royal Mail Tariff Changes – effective 4th April, 2022.

Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide have announced changes to their international postal zones and tariffs, effective 4th April, 2022.

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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*:

  • 17p difference on every 2nd Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 17p difference on every 1st Class Letter compared to stamped mail

Summary of Discounts for Standard Franking Machine Users*:

  • 8p difference on every 2nd Class Letter compared to stamped mail
  • 11p difference on every 1st Class Letter compared to stamped mail

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 Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Standard Large Letter Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Standard Small Parcels/ Printed Paper Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Economy Letter, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Economy Large Letter, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Economy Small Parcel/ Printed Paper, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Tracked Letter Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Tracked Large Letter Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Tracked Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Tracked & Signed Letter Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Tracked Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Signed Letter Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Signed Large Letter Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
International Signed Small Parcel/ Printed Paper Europe Zones 1, 2 & 3, Rest of World 1,2 & 3
Consequential Loss fees for Special Delivery 9am & 1pm
Additional Compensation

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 before 4 April 2022.

* Equipment and running costs are not included.