Send urgent & valuable letters and parcels nationwide

Perfect for when your letter or parcel has to be there in a hurry

Overview

Do you have a letter or parcel that is valuable or needs to be there the next day? Choose our Guaranteed services when you need:

  • the item to arrive next day
  • to track important items online and get proof of delivery, including a signature
  • the assurance of compensation for valuable items
  • seller protection if you are selling online

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that important post has arrived safely - use Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®.

Why use Special Delivery Guaranteed?

  • Follow your letters and parcels from the moment it leaves your hands to the second it arrives with Track & Trace
  • Choose to have your item delivered by 9am or by 1pm
  • We're so confident your item will arrive on time, you will receive a refund if it doesn't*
  • Your item won’t be delivered without a signature, which can be viewed online 10 minutes after delivery

What else is included?

  • Up to £50 compensation cover for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® by 9am
  • Up to £500 compensation cover for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® by 1pm
  • Guaranteed Saturday delivery (additional costs will apply)
  • Increased compensation available for up to £2,500
  • Consequential loss (compensation for financial consequences of damage or loss) of up to £10,000 available for an additional fee

* On time delivery or your money back. Conditions apply.

** Royal Mail guarantees delivery by 9am to more than 98% of all UK addresses depending on the service selected. By 9am delivery is subject to the addressee being in to receive the letter or parcel. Conditions apply.

Parcelforce Worldwide express24

For fully tracked next day delivery – and prices as low as £16.49 – choose Parcelforce Worldwide express24 from Parcelforce. You can send up to 30kg to most destinations.

Why use Parcelforce express24?

  • Full tracking - from collection to delivery
  • Your item won't be delivered without a signature
  • Send items up to 30kg
  • £100 compensation included as standard
  • Additional cover up to £2500 is available

HM Forces Special Delivery Guaranteed™

Send something important to a loved one in the Forces, with the added security that comes with a signature. HM Forces Special Delivery Guaranteed™ is available at all Post Office branches.

Parcelforce Worldwide express9, express10, expressAM

Choose delivery by 9am, 10am or 12 noon next working day. Prices start from £19.49

Why use Parcelforce Worldwide express9, 10, AM?

  • Up to 30kg maximum weight limit for individual parcels to most destinations. Your full consignment of parcels can weigh as much as you wish
  • express9 which is perfect when your parcel has to be there for the start of the day
  • express10 which is ideal if first thing isn't essential but you still need a morning delivery and a great value option
  • expressAM which is our reliable ‘by noon' service and a convenient option for both business and residential customers alike
  • Parcels can be up to 1.5 metres in length and the length and girth combined should not exceed more than 3 metres
  • Delivery time is guaranteed. If your parcel doesn't arrive by the stated time, we'll refund 100% of the delivery cost and we also cover you against loss or damage up to £200. If you wish, you can take out further compensation cover
Compare Prices

How much does Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® cost?

Take a look at the table below to get an idea on prices. Alternatively check out our Price Finder tool.

Category Max weight Compensation up to £50

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 9am®

100g £18.36
500g £20.76
1kg £22.50
2kg £26.94
Category Max weight Compensation up to £500

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm®

100g £6.45
500g £7.25
1kg £8.55
2kg £11.00
10kg £26.60
20kg £41.20

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm® with Saturday Guarantee

100g £10.74
500g £11.70
1kg £13.26
2kg £16.20
10kg £34.92
20kg £52.44

 

Category Max weight Compensation up to £1000

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 9am®

100g £20.56
500g £22.96
1kg £24.70
2kg £29.14

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm®

100g £7.45
500g £8.25
1kg £9.55
2kg £12.00
10kg £27.60
20kg £42.20

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm® with Saturday Guarantee

100g £11.94
500g £12.90
1kg £14.46
2kg £17.40
10kg £36.12
20kg £53.54

 

Category Max weight Compensation up to £2500

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 9am®

100g £24.06
500g £26.46
1kg £28.20
2kg £32.64

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm®

100g £9.45
500g £10.25
1kg £11.55
2kg £14.00
10kg £29.60
20kg £44.20

Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm® with guaranteed Saturday delivery

100g £14.34
500g £15.30
1kg £16.86
2kg £19.80
10kg £38.52
20kg £56.04

 

Consequential loss

For items that could be costly if lost, damaged or delayed, you can buy consequential loss cover.

Maximum compensation What it costs
£1,000 £2.28
£2,500 £3.90
£5,000 £5.82
£7,500 £7.14
£10,000 £9.72

 

All prices include VAT at the standard rate.

Need to send something bigger or heavier?

Choose from our range of Parcelforce Worldwide services:
express9
express10
expressAM
express24

How much does Parcelforce Worldwide express24 cost?

Take a look at the table below to get an idea on prices. Alternatively check out our Price Finder tool.

Category Max weight Price

express24

Up to 1.5m long

Combined width and thickness of up to 3m

 

 

2kg £16.49
5kg £17.48
10kg £20.90
15kg £27.64
20kg £33.01
25kg £44.14
30kg £48.28
per extra kg £1.50

 

HM Forces Special Delivery Guaranteed™

For information about HM Forces Special Delivery Guaranteed™ click here.