Welgee to my guide on the various postage options with Royal Mail. I hope you find the info informative.....
You can send an item via a
Letter if the size, weight etc do not exceed LENGTH 240mm MAX, WIDTH 165mm MAX andTHICKNESS 5mm MAX.
Large Letter if it does not exceed LENGTH 353mm MAX, WIDTH 250mm MAX and THICKNESS 25mm MAX
PACKET if it exceedS LENGTH 353mm MAX, WIDTH 250mm MAX and THICKNESS 25mm MAX
SECOND CLASS MAIL
Royal mail offers to deliver post within 3 working days after you have sent it. You can send an item up to 1kg in weight ie 1000g and this depending on the size and thickness of the item can be as a letter, Large Letter or Packet. Free certificate of posting avaliable
FIRST CLASS MAIL
Normally delivered the next working day inc a Saturday. No maximum weight limit. Free proof of posting and free gepensation worth up to 34.
RECORDED SIGNED FOR
Two options avaliable eitherFirst orSecond class recorded, what this means is the same as first / second class post plus the benefits of signature on delivery, online confirmation of delivery, gepensation up to 34 though this can be increased. Maximum weight for First Class Recorded is Letter 100g, Large Letter 750g and a Packet at 1250g. For Second Class Recorded its Letter 100g, Large Letter 750g and a Packet 1000g.
SPECIAL DELIVERY NEXT DAY 1PM
Guaranteed delivery via the next working day by 1pm to 99% of the UK or Royal Mail state they will refund your money. Online tracking and gepensation up to the value of 2500.
SPECIAL DELIVERY 9AM
As above but guarenteed by 9am the next working day.
Thisoption provides a guarenteed same day collection and delivery service, 24 hours a day. Up to 2500 gepensation cover included and satellite trackingallows you to see inreal time where yourparcel is on the online tracking map. Also the most expensive option.
You can send parcels up to 1.5m long and up to 20kg in weight. Free certificate of posting. Up to 34 of gepensation cover included. Up to 500 additional gepensation avaliable at extra cost. Delivery up to 3 - 5 working days from posting.
Costs vary so please see the Royal Mail website for actual postage costs....