Increased postage prices
Royal Mail Wholesale published increased prices for the Access letters that will come into effect from 4th January 2016.
Royal Mail have announced their intention to increase the existing 2.5% price differential between the Mailmark option and the next lowest price option (CBC/barcode) to as much as 4% from June 2016.
Royal Mail is also increasing Advertising Mail discount to 4.7p per Letter item and 7.4p per Large Letter item.
Encouraging mail in trays
The use of trays enhances mail hygiene. Items presented in trays have the lowest price. This is because they are the most efficient container for handling of Letters and Large Letters (up to 10mm thick).
The discount for items presented in trays will continue to be 0.25p for Letters. From 4th January 2016, the discount will be increased to 0.5p for Large Letter items when compared to the same items being presented in bags.
‘Send more for less’ – new option for catalogues/brochures
Customers that post catalogues or brochures may be interested in the new weight bands introduced with 2016 Royal Mail Advertising Mail prices. They will come into effect from 4th January 2016 for use in the Advertising Mail Catalogue Trial. They include, for the first time, five new weight bands between 100g – 150g for both Letter and Large Letter format items. This will, in effect, reduce the price increases for catalogues over 100g.
The Advertising Mail Catalogue Trial starts on 4th January 2016 and will run until 17th March 2017.
Digital Stamp indicia trial – for Royal Mail Retail and Wholesale customers
Great opportunity to improve mail response and effectiveness to use the digital stamp option to measure effect on recipient behaviour and campaign return on investment. The trial takes place up to 26th February 2016.
You have a choice of using one of two digital stamp designs shown below. Whichever one you choose, you will need to apply the Access Licence Number assigned to you under your Access Contract to the artwork you create (to replace the C1 12345 number shown in the images below).
Seeding mail items
For each Ad Mail/greenPost mailing the customer must provide Royal Mail and Whistl with a sample/seed to verify conformance to the greenPost specification. The sample/seed must be an exact reproduction of the mailing items posted of both envelopes used and contents enclosed. The samples/seeds must be sent to the following address:
Royal Mail Wholesale
PO BOX 72662
We have been working with Royal Mail over the last few months as part of the early adopters phase for EIB. EIB or Enterprise Intelligent barcoding is a Royal Mail barcode that allows customers to receive tracking reports on dates and volumes of processed mail. The machines verify the items through the machines against the live data which is provided to them electronically by the mailing house as a manifest.The Royal Mail Mailmark® option for machine-readable mail was successfully launched in March 2014. Using the Mailmark® option will give you access to reporting, visibility of the performance of supply chain as well as data on the quality and predicted delivery of your mail. Since January 2015 you can pay a lower price for the Mailmark® option compared to OCR and Barcode options. In addition, Royal Mail offers free, on-line Mailmark® performance reporting. They therefore believe there is no need to maintain a more expensive, second Barcode option that doesn't offer reporting and we would like to simplify our product portfolios by removing the Sorted & Unsorted Barcode options from January 2017.
Grow your business with Advertising Mail!
If you have not used Advertising Mail services and are considering doing so, you may be eligible for up to 20% postage credit on your first mailing. For more information go to http://www.royalmail.com/first-time-user-scheme.
Whistl has suspended End-2-End (E2E) delivery service and diverted all of their E2E mail volume through our Downstream Access (DSA) network.
Citipost introduced new indicia’s. These can be downloaded using following link http://www.citipostmail.co.uk/resources/documents/
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