Reminder: Royal Mail price update from Monday

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As a reminder, from this coming Monday, there is a Royal Mail price update which will see the price of a 1st Class stamp will increase by 10p to 95p and the price of a 2nd Class stamp will increase by 2p to 68p.

In better news, many parcel prices will be going down. You can check the current prices for buying postage online here and compare the new prices from this coming Monday, the 4th of April here.

If you normally pack up parcels over the weekend ready for shipment on a Monday then this weekend you may want to hold of purchasing your postage for most parcels until Monday.

Royal Mail price update for parcels

If you are posting a typical package up to 1kg, here are a sample of the new parcel prices. These prices are all based on you purchasing your postage online – if you buy stamps at the Post Office or have a business contract with Royal Mail then you’ll see different pricing.

Special Delivery by 1pm

Currently the parcel price for a 1kg Special Delivery by 1pm would cost you £8.85, from the 4th of April this drops to £8.45.

Small Parcel Tracked 24

The current cost for Tracked 24 for a small parcel is £5.46, from the 4th of April this drops to £5.45. But the band is expanded to include parcels up to 2kg instead of a limit of 1kg (previously 2kg parcels would cost £7.80 but will be £5.45).

Medium Parcel Tracked 48

The current cost for Tracked 48 for a small parcel is £7.26, from the 4th of April this drops to £6.35 and as with Tracked 24 the weight band covers parcels up to 2kg (as was previously the case for Tracked 24 parcel prices.

UK Standard

The cost for a 1kg small parcel sent 1st Class is currently £3.35. This changes to £3.95 but now includes parcels up to 2kg. A 1-2kg small parcel would previously have cost £5.07 so whilst it’ll cost more to post parcels up to 1kg there will be saving for heavier parcels.

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