New Royal Mail 2015 prices are now in force

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Don’t forget that the new Royal Mail prices are now in force.

To précis the headlines: the price of a stamp will rise 1p so that means a First Class stamp rises to 63p and a Second Class stamp is now 54p.

Royal Mail have held the promotional price for Small Parcels up to 2k at £2.80 and they’ve also reduced the prices for 1kg and 2kg Medium parcels.

You can find the official rack rates on the RM website here. Tamebay also reported these changes a few weeks ago with added commentary.

Here’s the new versus old prices for Royal Mail’s major services:

Royal Mail 1st Class and 2nd Class Price changes


Weight up to

1st Class Price

2nd Class Price






100g 62p 63p 53p 54p

Large Letter

100g 93p 95p 73p 74p
250g £1.24 £1.26 £1.17 £1.19
500g £1.65 £1.68 £1.48 £1.51
750g £2.38 £2.42 £2.01 £2.05

Small Parcel

1kg £3.20 £3.30 £2.80 £2.80
2kg £5.45 £5.45 £5.45 £2.80

Medium Parcel

1kg £5.65 £5.65 £5.20 £4.89
2kg £8.90 £8.90 £8.00 £4.89
5kg £15.85 £15.85 £13.75 £13.75
10kg £21.90 £21.90 £20.25 £20.25
20kg £33.40 £33.40 £28.55 £28.55

9 Responses

  1. Any Smart Stamp users out there may be noticing that the new cheaper Europe 100g large letter at £2.45 has failed to materialise as a selectable option.

  2. So I’ve just found out.
    They inform me after querying this that they are closing Smart Stamp later this year and so haven’t bothered to add the only new option that’s going to save me £1 per packet.
    What a shoddy, shambolic service.
    So – is it OBA or a franking machine?

  3. I notice they are also introducing the Letter/Large Letter/Small Parcel size limits, like they already have for domestic postage, into the International arena too.

    The good news, though, is that the size limits are the same as they are for domestic items, so your existing size gauge will work for International too.

  4. It would be nice if PayPal could catch up with the new RM International Large Letter formats on their Online postage system. Sadly, I doubt they will do this anytime soon.

  5. Help, please, regarding international large letter contents! 🙂
    Recently I read somewhere on the Royal Mail’s website that a large letter can contain ANY items. I forgot to save it and now I can not find it, though I would like to quote it. At some of our local post offices they are okay with sending goods (textile sample) if it fits the large letter dimensions but at some POs they stick to the documents only mantra… Do you have any reference to quote about goods being allowed to be sent in international large letters too? Many thanks!

  6. I think i found the page:

    Here they refer only to the dimensions: ” What you can send
    You can send items using our International Standard service, as long as they fall within the length, width, depth, height and sending criteria we’ve outlined below.”
    Though I would need some clarification as somewhere else they emphasised that only documents and DVDs/CDs can be sent in large letters.


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