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The affordable and reliable way to send your letters and parcels
Send a letter from £1.25 and a small parcel from £4.19
We aim to deliver the next working day, including Saturdays
Includes compensation up to £20
Items up to a maximum weight of 20kg
Check your letter's size and weight to find the right price. Make sure the service you use provides enough compensation cover.
Length: 24cm Width: 16.5cm Thickness up to and including: 0.5cm Weight: 100g
It’s important to check the size and weight of what you’re sending to make sure you use the right service. If it’s too big or heavy for a service, it could get held up during processing and may not get where it needs to go.
Measure each side of your item to check its length, width and depth.
If you’re in branch, use one of our sizing guides to confirm its size.
Thickness up to and including: 0.5cm
For safety reasons, some items are prohibited from being sent through postal networks. Other items can be sent but with limits or restrictions. National and international regulations also govern the carriage of mail. Please check our guidance on what you can and can’t send in the post.
Includes compensation cover up to £20
Compensation for valuables, such as money and jewellery, is not available on this service. Use Special Delivery Guaranteed if you're sending valuable items
Check your parcel’s size and weight to find the right price. Make sure the service you use provides enough compensation cover.
Length: 61cm Width: 46cm Depth: 46cm Weight: 20kg
Length: 45cm Width: 35cm Depth: 16cm Weight: 2kg
Length: 35.3cm Width: 25cm Thickness up to and including: 2.5cm Weight: 750g
Thickness up to and including: 2.5cm
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Online delivery confirmation is available for 1st Class and 2nd Class small and medium parcels when you post at a Post Office branch.
Please note that online delivery confirmation is not available to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the BFPO.
You can track your post to confirm when your parcel’s been delivered or attempted to be delivered. Online delivery confirmation is not a tracked service. You can’t track your parcel through Royal Mail’s network but can check online to confirm it’s been delivered.
If you would like to track your item the entire way, then you might be interested in Special Delivery services.
If your parcel’s over the size or weight of a medium parcel, you’ll need to send it via Parcelforce Worldwide (up to a maximum of 30kg and maximum size of 2.5m and 5m length and girth combined).
Find out about Parcelforce Worldwide services.
Not everything fits neatly in a box, so we have slightly different rules for different-shaped parcels.
For rolled and cylinder-shaped items, the length of the item plus twice the diameter must not exceed 104cm. The greatest dimension should be no more than 90cm.
Here’s how to find out if it’s the right size:
If it all adds up to less than 104cm and weighs under 20kg, you should be able to post your parcel as a medium parcel. And take advantage of cheap parcel delivery.