Guaranteed next day UK delivery

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

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Fast, secure delivery – that’s guaranteed

  • Next day delivery
  • Online tracking and proof of delivery
  • Cover for valuable items – plus online seller protection
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Please note

To protect both customers and Royal Mail workers, Royal Mail are not handing over hand-held devices to customers in cases when a signature is required. The recipient’s name is noted and can be viewed with the confirmation of delivery on the online tracking.

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®


Get the peace of mind of knowing your item arrived safely, the next working day. 

Just tell us if you want it there by 9am or 1pm.


Delivered at the right time

  • Guaranteed 9am* or 1pm delivery
  • Guaranteed Saturday delivery for an additional cost
  • Track & Trace – follow your item from when it leaves your hand to delivery
  • Signature on delivery – see it online 10 minutes later

Cover for valuable items or late delivery 

  • Up to £500 compensation included for delivery by 1pm and up £50 for delivery by 9am
  • Optional additional cover up to £2,500
  • Optional consequential loss cover up to £10,000
  • You’ll be refunded if your item isn’t there on time**
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*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.

**Please keep your proof of posting receipt. If your item is not delivered on time we’ll refund your money providing you have your proof of posting and claim within 14 days of posting. If your item gets lost or damaged while it’s in our care, you can make a claim for compensation or consequential loss.

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HM Forces Special Delivery Guaranteed™

Send something important to a loved one in the Armed Forces. Enjoy the added security that comes with a signature. Available at all Post Office branches.

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UK next day delivery with Parcelforce Worldwide


You can also get important or valuable items – such as those weighing over 20kg – to UK destinations the next working day with Parcelforce Worldwide services. 


Know your items are safe every step of the way with fully tracked services from just £16.68. 

  • Track your item from when it leaves your hand to delivery
  • We’ll only deliver your item with a signature
  • Includes up to £100 compensation
  • Option to buy additional cover up to £2,500
  • Send items up to 30kg to most destinations

Express9, express10 and expressAM

Guaranteed delivery by 9am, 10am or noon the next working day, starting from £19.74.

  • Send individual parcels up to 30kg*
  • No weight limit for your full consignment of parcels
  • Includes loss or damage cover up to £200
  • Option to buy extra cover
  • Get a full refund if your parcel isn’t delivered on time

*Parcels can be up to 1.5m in length. The length and girth combined should not exceed 3m.

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