Royal Mail add weekend collections & better tracking for international

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Royal Mail PlaneRoyal Mail have announced that they’re adding weekend collections for retailers shipping overseas. They also have extended their International Tracked service to customers sending parcels to Russia, Cyprus and Lebanon

Business customers sending international parcels, can now submit items for delivery up until 19.00 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sunday. Free weekend collection service is available to customers in England and Wales posting a minimum of 50 items.

Royal Mail Enhanced destination country Track and Trace

Royal Mail is also working with international operators to deliver better tracking information to customers. They have enhanced the Track and Trace function at to give customers direct access to tracking information from the destination country.

You will now also be able to see the signature of the recipient for parcels sent via International Tracked or Signed to Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Nick Landon, Managing Director Royal Mail Parcels, said: “Helping UK SMEs to grow their business through exporting to international markets is a big priority for us. Our focus has been on making it easier to ship internationally by continuously improving convenience and the range of services available“.

16 Responses

  1. I could post a tracking number here from Royal mail international track and sign with delivery status – “delivered to Austria”

  2. If Royal Mail want to help SMEs grow they need to get more competitive on international tracked pricing.

    Other providers offer shipping to France and Germany for less than half cost of Royal Mail.

    There was a company (that i cannot remember the name of) doing tracked delivery to the USA from about £3.00 per parcel.

    Definately better deals to be had for the same service (tracked delivery via countries local postal service) from other providers e.g. Asendia.

    Royal Mail have a high minimum price of around £7.00 even if you are sending something that weighs 50 grams, they have no cheaper price bracket for really small and light items, not cost effective for low value products.

    No point in them collecting at the weekend because their prices will not win my business in the first place.

  3. Hi Tinker,

    Sorry been away from the office for a few days and only just seen your post. We DO offer a US managed returns facility and would be very happy to offer that to you…


  4. Not sure why it has taken them so long to come up with true international tracking as there’s long been a service that covers this albeit while dealing with the efforts of track/trace sites to block this sort of service.

    Bear in mind that some packages are handed off to services other than the national post service so it’s not 100%… Does make life a lot easier though…


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