Summary of Postage Changes 2015
Royal Mail has announced prices increased for postage from 5th January 2015 on average by 3.5% but also increased Advertising Mail discount to 4.36p per Letter item and 6.93p per Large Letter.
The prices of the following products have increased from the 30th March 2015:
- RM parcel services on average by 1%
- Advertising Mail Parcels on average by 4%
- Publishing Mail parcels and A3 Parcels on average by 4%
- Royal Mail International services on average by less than 1%
- All products purchased through franking machine. Prices for sending a 1st Class Letter will start from 52p and a 2nd Class Letter from 39p.
From January 2015 Royal Mail introduced a price differential of 1% (0.2p per item) between Mailmark® and CBC. The differential is likely to increase in future years.
The use of trays enhances mail hygiene, and they are the lowest cost/most efficient container for Letters and Large Letters (up to 10mm thick). To achieve this Royal Mail have increased the discount for presenting mail in trays- 0.25p per Letter and 0.4p per Large Letter when compared to the same items presented in bags. For more information go to www.royalmail.com/traysavings.
GI UK Mail:
|Unsorted Letter Machine Manual||2.71%|
|Unsorted Letter Machine OCR||2.82%|
|Unsorted Lg Letter <100g||2.46%|
|Unsorted Lg Letter 101-250g||2.48%|
|Mailsort 70 CBC||4.04%|
|Mailsort 1400 (Direct) letter||3.41%|
|Mailsort 70 (Residue) letter||2.94%|
|Mailsort 1400 (Direct) large letter 0-100g||3.08%|
|Mailsort 70 (Residue) large letter 0-100g||3.12%|
Increased tray saving to 0.25p letters/ 0.4p large letters.
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.
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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/
International Product Portfolio
- Zero Sort
- Zone Sort
- Country Sort
- Max Sort
|Europe||Rest of World|
|3-5 Days||5-7 Days|
|10-15 Days||6-12 Weeks|
*Only available with Max Sort