Royal Mail 27th March 2017 Consumer Price Rises

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Royal Mail have announced their 2017 prices which come into effect from the 27th of March 2017.

The price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 65p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 56p.

The price of a Large Letter First Class stamp will rise by 2p to 98p; a Large Letter Second Class stamp will rise by 1p to 76p.

The price for international letters and parcels are rising by higher amounts. Check the tables below to see what you’ll be charged from the 27th March 2017.

We have considered any pricing changes very carefully and have sought to minimise any impact on our customers. These increases are necessary to help ensure the sustainability of the Universal Postal Service.
– Royal Mail

Royal Mail Inland Postage Price Changes 2016 – 2017
2016
2017
Format
Weight
1st Class
2nd Class
1st Class
2nd Class
Letter
100g
64p
55p
65p
56p
 
Large Letter
100g
96p
75p
98p
76p
250g
£1.27
£1.20
£1.30
£1.22
500g
£1.71
£1.54
£1.74
£1.58
750g
£2.46
£2.09
£2.52
£2.14
 
Small Parcel
1kg
£3.35
£2.85
£3.40
£2.90
2kg
£5.50
£2.85
£5.50
£2.90
 
Medium Parcel
1kg
£5.70
£4.95
£5.70
£5.00
2kg
£8.95
£4.95
£8.95
£5.00
5kg
£15.85
£13.75
£15.85
£13.75
10kg
£21.90
£20.25
£21.90
£20.25
20kg
£33.40
£28.55
£33.40
£28.55
 
Royal Mail Signed For costs an additional £1.10
There are no price changes for Royal Mail Special Delivery

 

Royal Mail International Letter Price Changes 2016 – 2017
2016
2017
Weight
Europe
World Zones 1 & 2
Europe
World Zones 1 & 2
10g
£1.05
£1.05
£1.17
£1.17
20g
£1.05
£1.33
£1.17
£1.40
100g
£1.52
£2.25
£1.57
£2.27

 

Royal Mail International Large Letter Price Changes 2016 – 2017
2016
2017
Weight
Europe
World Zone 1
World Zone 2
Europe
World Zone 1
World Zone 2
100g
£2.45
£3.15
£3.30
£2.55
£3.15
£3.30
250g
£3.70
£4.75
£5.05
£3.80
£4.75
£5.05
500g
£5.15
£7.45
£7.90
£5.15
£7.45
£7.90
750g
£6.60
£10.15
£10.75
£6.60
£10.15
£10.75

 

Royal Mail International Small Parcels Price Changes 2016 – 2017
2016
2017
Weight
Europe
World Zone 1
World Zone 2
Europe
World Zone 1
World Zone 2
100g
£3.55
£4.20
£4.55
£3.80
£4.45
£4.80
250g
£4.05
£5.10
£5.55
£4.10
£5.15
£5.60
500g
£5.60
£7.80
£8.55
£5.80
£8.05
£8.70
750g
£6.95
£10.40
£11.25
£7.20
£10.70
£11.40
1kg
£8.35
£13.05
£14.00
£8.60
£13.30
£14.05
1.25kg
£9.60
£14.65
£15.80
£9.85
£14.90
£15.85
1.5kg
£10.95
£16.35
£17.70
£11.10
£16.50
£17.75
1.75kg
£12.30
£18.05
£19.60
£12.30
£18.10
£19.60
2kg
£13.45
£19.75
£21.50
£13.45
£19.65
£21.40

 
You can view the full current Royal Mail tariff for 2016 and the new 2017 tariff valid from the 27th March on the Royal Mail website.

12 Responses

  1. Overseas rates are being raised because these are not regulated and they can charge as much as they can get away with.

    Airmail services from the UK are already uncompetitive compared with Europe and the US and these big rises make things even worse.

    As a business which does a third of its trade overseas, we condemn this blatant profiteering by Royal Mail, as well as the toothless regulation that allows it.

    With all the head winds of leaving the EU and continued economic uncertainty globally, Royal Mail, as the leading UK carrier, is hurting the interests of British businesses to pay dividends to shareholders.

  2. Just read the Royal Mail bit about minimising the impact to customers and sustainability of the universal postal service.

    The universal postal service was perfectly sustainable from its inception in 1840 until privatisation. Since when sustainability has been put up to deflect criticism of above-inflation price rises. Royal Mail continues to enjoy a monopoly situation for smaller items of stamp mail and is ripping customers off, who have nowhere else to go.

    An efficient, affordable postal service is the corner stone of any country’s infrastructure. Get the queen’s head off the stamp -you’re a private company now, Royal Mail, purely there to make profit. Get her majesty’s head off the stamp and replace it with a bag of money.

    Privatisation of the mail was muddle headed, just like the railways and energy companies. And now we all pay the price.

  3. Cost of RM SIgned For for medium parcels is only £1 for some reason. A lot of ups and down in this year’s changes, but 11.4% on Europe 20g, World 10g and Postcard rates is just taking the juice.

    I suspect they will claim that because they have to share the revenue with the overseas operator it is costing more since the £ took a tumble last summer. The same tumble affected many imported products, but not to the same extent.

  4. I use a range of services, Royal Mail, couriers booked via broker Interparcel and also eBay’s Parcelforce postage offering (which I find is good value on 5 – 30kg items.

    But Royal Mail still wins for me on a range of letters / large letters and small parcels up to 2kg. I can live with small rises, they could charge a lot more and come into line with couriers…….but without Royal Mail how else can I get a 100 gram / 4 oz letter from Brighton to Aberdeen for under £1 with next day virtually assured.

  5. Already looking at other options from the Jan international surcharges . Just another nail in RM’s coffin for international definitely, quite a few cheaper options now available.

  6. Any comment that makes you look good is fine with you Chris. You & I know you are a incapable of honest publishing. Let’s see you publish this. 😉

  7. Not hard to argue 17% overseas rise over 2 years. Brexit has weakened £ increasing costs for 66% of Royal Mail overseas shipping bill. Glad I gave up overseas shipping the moment ebay added 10% to shipping charges. And then you have Paypal’s 2% currency surcharge as well as their standard fee on top!

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