Royal Mail have just announced their new prices for 2008/2009, which is not likely to be good news for anyone. First and second class letters go up to 36p and 27p respectively; Recorded Delivery will be 74p and Special Delivery will start from Â£4.60.
Perhaps more likely to affect eBay sellers are the Large Letter and Packet tariffs, which are both up: for the popular 100g-250g tranche, prices will increase to 78p and Â£1.45 respectively. On the heavier end of the scale, packets between 2kg and 4kg will now be Â£8.22, or Â£6.85 via Standard Parcels.
For those spending less than Â£15,000 on post annually, collections leap in price to Â£450 per annum, though they will remain free for those spending more than Â£15k. There are discounts for businesses with accounts on most of the RM tariff, so if you are sending more than the odd packet here and there, it’s certainly worth visiting the postal MOT centre and seeing where you could save.