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UK postage services

​All the ways you can send letters and parcels in the UK.​

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Next Day Guaranteed Delivery​

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am 
Max: 2kg / Delivery Aim: Guaranteed by 9am next working day / From £22.95
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm
Max: 20kg / Delivery Aim: Guaranteed by 1pm next working day / From £6.85
Parcelforce Worldwide express24
Max: 30kg / Delivery Aim: Guaranteed by end of next working day (expressAM by 12 noon, express10 by 10am and express9 by 9am) / From £9.35
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2 day Guaranteed Delivery

Parcelforce Worldwide express48
Max: 30kg / Delivery Aim: Guaranteed by end of next 2 working days / From £9.35
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Signed For Services​

Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
Max: 20kg / Delivery Aim: 1 day / From £2.35
Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class
Max: 20Kg / Delivery Aim: 2 to 3 days / From £2.08
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Standard Services​

Royal Mail 1st Class
Max: 20kg / Delivery Aim: 1 day / From £0.95
Royal Mail 2nd Class
Max: 20Kg / Delivery Aim: 2 to 3 days / From £0.68
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Find the right postage service​

Tell us about the letter or parcel you want to send and we’ll help you find the postage service you need.​

UK size and weights

We restrict or prohibit certain items from our network to comply with national and international regulations governing the carriage of mail and ensure the mail is safe for everyone. Please check our guidance on what you can and can't send.

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    Letters

    Size not exceeding: Length: 24cm, Width: 16.5cm, Thickness up to and including: 0.5cm, Weight limit: 100g

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    Medium Parcels

    Size not exceeding: Length: 61cm, Width: 46cm, Depth: 46cm, Weight limit: 20kg

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    Large Letters 

    Size not exceeding: Length: 35.3cm Width: 25cm Thickness up to and including: 2.5cm Weight limit: 750g

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    Parcelforce Parcels 

    Size not exceeding: 1.5m length and 3m length and girth combined. Weight limit: 30kg

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    Small Parcels 

    Size not exceeding: Length: 45cm, Width: 35cm, Depth: 16cm, Weight limit: 2kg

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    Parcelforce Large Parcels 

    Size not exceeding: 2.5m length and 4m length and girth combined. Weight limit: 30kg*

For rolled and cylinder-shaped parcels, the length of the item plus twice the diameter must not exceed 104cm, with the greatest dimension being no more than 90cm. ​ ​

 

*Please note that Parcelforce Worldwide express48large is only available in certain Post Office branches. Please contact your local branch for availability.

 

 


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