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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.


Latest News

New Royal Mail prices from 26/03/2018

Volume Related Discounts - new for 2018

Christmas Post

Incorrect licenses for Business Mail and Response services

New discounted Royal Mail service

New Royal Mail prices effective today

New Royal Mail franking prices announced



February 2018

New Royal Mail prices March 2018

New prices effective 26th March 2018

The Royal Mail have announced that they will be increasing their postage prices. The new prices will be effective from 26/03/2018.

Although the postage prices are increasing Royal Mail’s Mailmark franking customers (printing the 2D barcode) will be protected as they will continue to receive the lowest postage prices available.

The new postage prices have now been published and you can view these here.




January 2018

Volume related discounts - new for 2018

New prices and dicounts for franking machine customers

The Royal Mail has stated that they “are committed to keeping prices as competitive as possible” and My Mailing Room’s Mailmark franking machine customers will continuing to benefit from VRD in 2018.

From 2nd January Royal Mail’s Volume Related Discounts can be applied when you send as little as 250 First or Second Class items. This discounted service can be accessed using our PostBase range of equipment and can make a real difference to your postage costs.

For more information about this new service please visit our Additional Postage Discounts page or you can request further information by emailing

For customers already taking advantage of this service, your machine will automatically download the new prices on 2nd January 2018.




November 2017

Christmas Post

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.

Find your local Royal Mail Delivery office

Or find your local franking box.




September 2017

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.




May 2017

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.

Learn more about this new service.

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.




March 2017

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.

Download the 2017 Royal Mail Rate Change instructions and view the new prices.




February 2017

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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