Royal Mail, franking
and postage news
Keep up to date with the latest news from the Royal Mail affecting your franking equipment and postage.
If you have any questions about your account or any other Royal Mail services, please get in touch with your Account Manager on 01322 288890 or complete the form on the right.
Last posting dates
The Royal Mail have published their last recommended posting dates to ensure that your cards, letters and parcels reach their destination in time for Christmas. This includes UK and international post and these dates can be viewed here on our website oryou can download the full country list.
Extended Delivery Office opening times
From Monday 27th November the Royal Mail have extended the opening hours for most of their delivery offices so it’s easier for their customers to collect their post.
Incorrect licenses for Business Mail and Response Services. Deadline 02/01/2018
The Royal mail is increasing the fee for incorrect licenses for our Business Mail Advanced and Response Service products. This fee is changing from £25.00 per license per month to 30p per item and will be effective from 2nd January 2018.
A license number and corresponding barcode should be present on all:
- Response Services:
- Business-Reply Standard Letters and Large Letters
- Freepost standard Letters and Large Letters
- Business-Reply Plus and Freepost Plus Letters.
The Royal Mail says that the presence of a barcode on all your mail items will ensure your mail is read quickly by their sorting machines and continue onto your recipients without delay. This means you can benefit from the lowest prices and the best service for your mail.
To learn more about these services or if you have any questions please contact your Account Manager on 01322 288890 or complete the form above.
New discounted Royal Mail service
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new volume related discount (VRD) scheme meaning a reduced price of only 30p (normally 40p) for a Second Class Letter posted with Royal Mail.
Royal Mail's franking prices increased last month but this new service offers customers a way of reducing their postage spend.
So, if you would like to spend less on letters sent using your franking machine please give us a call on 01322 288890 to find out if you qualify or complete the form above.
New Royal Mail prices effective today
The Royal Mail’s prices have changed today meaning the prices on your franking machine need to be updated.
If your franking machine prints a barcode (Mailmark) then your machine will have updated automatically. If your machine is still showing the old rates, then please choose the Remote Services option from your machine menu (link to instructions can be found below)
If your franking machine still prints the traditional frank mark (no barcode) then you will need to load the new rates from a Rate Card or Chip which were posted in advance. If you have not received your Rate Card/Rate Chip, then please contact us immediately.
New Royal Mail franking prices announced
The Royal Mail have announced their price increase which will be effective from 27th March 2017, changing the prices for anyone using stamps or the Post Office to send their letters and parcels.
Although the tariff hasn't been released yet we do know that Royal Mail will be continuing to offer a 33% discount to franking machine customers. If your business is sending post but not using a franking machine, then you are missing out on these discounts [read more].
In addition to the franking discounts our new PostBase franking machine range uses Mailmark. Mailmark is Royal Mail’s new system that prints a barcode onto your mail and increases the discount further.
For more information please call us on 01322 288890 or complete the form above.
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