Calculate your postage costs

First. What are you sending?

  • Letter

    Letter

    up to 240mm long
    up to 165mm wide
    up to 5mm thick
    max 100g

  • Large Letter

    Large Letter

    up to 353mm long
    up to 250mm wide
    up to 25mm thick
    max 750g

  • Packet

    Packet

    over 353mm long
    over 250mm wide
    over 25mm thick
    any weight

Beat Stamp Price Rises - 3 Step guide

The Royal Mail is increasing prices for its domestic and international mail delivery services, with an approximate 30%-40% increase on stamps, but you can reduce the impact by following these steps.

1

Search for the right franking machine for your business needs. Look for processing speed, package size viability, mail feeding, automation, VAT reclaim and upgradable hardware.

2

Purchase your franking machine. They are a moderate investment, but you can also try before you buy, or choose flexible leasing options with monthly payments.

3

Look for extra options to make life easier and make your company stand out. Look out for franking machine slogan makers and mail preparation machines.

Stamps vs Metering

Key

Stamp 1st Class

Meter 1st Class

Stamp 2nd Class

Meter 2nd Class

Stamps vs Metering

Royal Mail price increases

Stamps Old price New price

Source: Royal Mail

First-class stamp

46p

60p

Second-class stamp

36p

50p

Large letter up to 100g: first-class

75p

90p

Large letter up 100g: second-class

58p

69p

Parcels

First-class up to 750g

£1.58 - 3.05

£2.70

Second-class up to 750g

£1.33 - £2.61

£2.20

Other

First-class 100g franked letter

39p

44p

Second-class 100g franked letter

28p

31p

Recorded signed for item

77p

95p

Will you really save money? Let’s be frank...

It only takes a quick calculation to see how much money you can save with a franking machine. If you sent 10 items of second-class mail per day under 100g, it would cost you £3.10 with a franking machine, whereas it would cost you £5.00 for stamps. The saving you make over 365 days with a franking machine would thus be just under £700. Purchasing a machine outright starts at roughly £1,000, and so you can get an idea of when you recuperate the money invested. The potential for saving only increases with higher volumes of outgoing mail and larger packages.