Post Office extend Drop & Go promo to September

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Post Office Drop and Go hmThe Post Office have just announced an extension of their Drop & Go postage service until at least September. Launched in June, originally as a Summer sale, the Drop & Go promotion offers a discount of up to 50% on normal Royal Mail prices.

The Drop & Go sale offers small businesses and online sellers (that means ‘offers you’) the opportunity to send Royal Mail Medium Parcels (up to 2kg) for the price of a Royal Mail Small Parcel. It’s basically up to 50% off your Medium parcels when you use the free, fast-track Drop and Go service, available at more than 11,000 Post Office branches across the UK.

In addition, the Post Office is offering their Drop & Go customers 25% off Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, when sending parcels between 1-2kg.

The Post Office say the promotion will now run “until the 10th of September at least“, those last two words suggest that the offer might yet be extended again, which would be great news in the run up to Christmas. The offer is available to existing Drop & Go customers and new customers who sign up during the offer period.

Post Office Drop & Go sale pricing

Product

Was

Now

Saving

1st class Medium Parcel (0-1Kg) £5.65 £3.20 £2.45
1st class Medium Parcel (1-2Kg) £8.90 £5.45 £3.45
2nd class Medium Parcel (0-1Kg) £5.20 £2.80 £2.40
2nd class Medium Parcel (1-2Kg) £8.00 £3.80 £4.20
1st class Medium Parcel Signed For (0-1Kg) £6.75 £4.30 £2.45
1st class Medium Parcel Signed For (1-2Kg) £10.00 £6.55 £3.45
2nd class Medium Parcel Signed For (0-1Kg) £6.30 £3.90 £2.40
2nd class Medium Parcel Signed For (1-2Kg) £9.10 £4.90 £4.20
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm™ (1-2Kg) £11.00 £8.25 £2.75

If you’d like to access these savings you can sign up for Drop & Go via the Post Office website.

6 Responses

  1. This is brilliant news and really helps for individual sellers shipping books within the UK. Unfortunately it does not work for Europe, as I understand. Does anyone have ideas about reducing the cost of shipping (books) of up to 2 kg and also larger shipments up to 15 kg to Europe and North America? I have a UPS discount account but it still reduces the profit on selling books to near zero and sometimes less!

    Thanks for any ideas!

  2. Your graphic box is a little misleading. All the numbers in the middle column are the current prices for anyone and nothing to do with this offer.
    The offer itself is pretty lame with very few reductions. The medium parcel rate with the discount puts it level with a few other couriers.
    I’d be surprised if they’d extended it because it was successful, more because no one uses it. My main Post Office (a pretty big one) has given up promoting Drop & Go. I’m probably in the centre of its target market but can’t see the point. The last time I left PO staff price up a parcel they underpaid and my customer ended up with a surcharge. So for me to use Drop & Go they’d need better incentives than they have now.

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