1st Class letters

Greeting cards

Everyone loves to receive a letter and keeping in touch couldn’t be easier with 1st Class 

Key Benefits

  • Easy to use, reliable with quality delivery in the UK
  • 1st Class aims to deliver the next working day, including Saturday
  • Prices start at 62p

You can also benefit from:

  • Compensation of up to £20
  • A free certificate of postage - just ask at the counter

Size and Weight limits

Letter 100g 240mm 165mm 5mm
Large Letter 750g 353mm 250mm 25mm

Find out more about sending a parcel with 1st Class.


  Weight Price
Letter 0-100g 62p
Large Letter 0-100g 93p
101-250g £1.24
251-500g £1.65
501-750g £2.38

Need confirmation of delivery?

Choose Royal Mail Signed For™ 1st Class for confirmation of delivery including signature - perfect for online sellers.

What if my item gets lost or damaged?

1st Class has excellent quality of service, but for the rare occasions that something goes wrong, 1st class includes compensation up to £20. Learn more by visiting the Royal Mail Help and Support pages. To make a claim, fill in a P58 form – you can pick this up from your local Post Office®. Claims are normally processed within two to four weeks. If your claim relates to damage, you may be asked to provide evidence of posting and value.

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Can we help?

For general product enquires call Royal Mail:

0345Calls to 0345 will cost no more than calling a standard geographic number starting with 01 or 02 from your fixed line or mobile and may be included in your call package dependent on your service provider 774 0740

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8am-1pm, Sat

Closed Sun and bank holidays

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