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Postal rate increase

Postby Noctule » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:36 am

For those who do mail order, Royal Mail have (again) raised their parcel prices, and have also introduced size limits too, which means a light but bulky parcel can cost a whole lot more from now on.

One of our more popular mail order items has gone up from £3.15 to £3.70 for 2nd class recorded. One of our other favourites has gone up from around £6 to a whopping £9.10 as it falls foul of the size guide, and as it weighs around 2kg it may (on a bad day) weigh just that little bit more which will bump the price up to £14.45.

The lady in the post office and the local postmen have already noticed a drop in the number of smaller parcels going through the post. It's almost as if the Royal Mail don't want the business. Larger parcels are now cheaper (and often quicker) to send by Parcelforce express48.

For the parcel size guide see http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/Royal_Mail_Parcelforce_Worldwide_UK_parcel_service_guide_for_web_customers_RMLT46_English.pdf

Current prices can be found at http://www.royalmail.com/prices-2013

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Re: Postal rate increase

Postby The Iron Dwarf » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:10 pm

Noctule wrote:For those who do mail order, Royal Mail have (again) raised their parcel prices, and have also introduced size limits too, which means a light but bulky parcel can cost a whole lot more from now on.

One of our more popular mail order items has gone up from £3.15 to £3.70 for 2nd class recorded. One of our other favourites has gone up from around £6 to a whopping £9.10 as it falls foul of the size guide, and as it weighs around 2kg it may (on a bad day) weigh just that little bit more which will bump the price up to £14.45.
£4.99 by other carriers if 2 to 5kg, £3.99 if under 2 kg
The lady in the post office and the local postmen have already noticed a drop in the number of smaller parcels going through the post. It's almost as if the Royal Mail don't want the business. Larger parcels are now cheaper (and often quicker) to send by Parcelforce express48.

For the parcel size guide see http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/Royal_Mail_Parcelforce_Worldwide_UK_parcel_service_guide_for_web_customers_RMLT46_English.pdf

Current prices can be found at http://www.royalmail.com/prices-2013

Mat

most of mine are 30kg plus so I dont use RM or parcel farce much
and I pay about £13 for next day delivery collected from me rather than having to queue for that


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Re: Postal rate increase

Postby Fox » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Noctule wrote:It's almost as if the Royal Mail don't want the business.

I'm guessing that's exactly the case.




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