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Royal Mail are stamping up their prices!

Mar 23, 2016

It’s that time of the year again… Royal mail are stamping up their prices as of 29th March 2016 (pardon the pun).

As I’m sure you already know, this is an annual occurrence which usually affects the stamp users more heavily than those using franking machines but here’s an update on the new prices.

 

Based on a standard letter (DL/C5) weighing up to 100g)

2015

2016

1st

2nd

1st

2nd

Stamps

63p

54p

64p

55p

Standard Franking

52p

39p

53p

40p

Mailmark Franking

51p

36p

51p

37p

 

Mailmark comes with additional savings as the technology used on the franked mark saves Royal Mail time (due to the barcode) resulting in lower prices for the customer. If you’re not sure whether you’re using standard franking or Mailmark, this is the difference in the look:

 

Standard                                                                          Mailmark

Mailmark.png

A quick note to franking machine users: Don’t forget, you will need to upload your new rates ready for the change. The new rates will only become live as of the 29th March and not before.

Therefore, don’t leave it until the last minute as most of the country will be doing the same and it could delay you in sending your post.

Stamp users, there are many benefits to franking as opposed to using stamps. Some people like the personal touch, but here are a few examples of the benefits from franking your post:

  • Savings on postage costs (between 12 – 17p per letter!)
  • Ease of displaying a return address so any undeliverable mail is returned to you free of charge
  • You can display the school logo to give a more ‘finished and professional’ look to your mail
  • It saves trips to the post office, let alone the time saved queueing if your post office is anything like mine!

To find out more, why not call us and ask to speak to Lucy. She used to work in the franking machine industry prior to joining Minerva, so she may be able to pass on some helpful tips. 



Tags: Savings, Postage
Category: Cost Savings

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