Send a parcel from just £2.95

UK Standard delivery. The affordable, reliable way to get your letters and parcels where they need to go. 

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UK Standard delivery

1st Class 

  • Send a letter from 67p and a small parcel from £3.45
  • We aim to deliver the next working day, including Saturdays
  • Includes compensation cover up to £20
  • 20kg maximum weight

2nd Class 

  • Send your letter from 58p and your parcel from £2.95
  • We aim to deliver in 2-3 working days, including Saturdays
  • Includes compensation cover up to £20
  • 20kg maximum weight
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1st and 2nd Class prices

 

You’ll find 1st and 2nd Class prices for different letter and parcel sizes in the drop-down menus below. 

For any items over 2kg in weight, the cheapest way to send a parcel is via a Parcelforce Worldwide service. Online delivery confirmation is available for 1st Class and 2nd Class small and medium parcels when you post at a Post Office branch*.

You can confirm when your parcel’s been delivered or attempted to be delivered here. 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.

 

*Online delivery confirmation is not available to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the BFPO.


Letters and large letters

You can send a letter up to 100g from just 58p.

Format and
max measurements
Max Weight 1st Class 2nd Class

Letter

24 cm long
16.5cm wide

0.5cm thick
100g 67p 58p

Large letters

35.3cm long
25cm wide

2.5cm thick
100g £1.01 79p
250g £1.40 £1.26
500g £1.87 £1.64
750g £2.60 £2.22

 

Small parcels

You can send a small parcel up to 2kg cost from just £2.95

Format and
max measurements
Max Weight 1st Class 2nd Class

Small parcel

45cm long
35cm wide
16cm thick

1kg £3.45 £2.95
2kg £5.50 £2.95

 

Medium parcels

You can send a medium parcel up to 20kg from just £5.05.

Format and
max measurements
Max Weight 1st Class 2nd Class

Medium parcel

61cm long
46cm wide
46cm thick

1kg £5.75 £5.05
2kg £8.95 £5.05
5kg £15.85 £13.75
10kg £21.90 £20.25
20kg £33.40 £28.55

 

Large parcels

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 more about this service

 

Posting tubes and cylinders

Not everything fits neatly in a box. So we’ve 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:

  • Measure the length of the parcel
  • Measure the flat end of the parcel and double it
  • Add all those measurements together

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.

 

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Send parcels from a local Post Office

Let’s find the nearest one to you. 

 

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Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Need it there the next day? Sending valuable items? Want your item tracked? Use Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®.

Track and Trace

Use your reference number to check your item has arrived safely, or check your item’s progress if you have bought a service with end-to-end tracking.

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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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Some common questions

How long does a UK Standard delivery take?

The delivery aim for 1st Class items is the next working day. For 2nd Class items it’s within 2-3 working days. Includes Saturdays.

How heavy can a parcel be if I’m sending in the UK?

Up to 20kg for items sent via Royal Mail and up to 30kg for items sent via Parcelforce Worldwide.

Is there a size limit on parcels?

Yes, pricing is based on both weight and size.
Small parcels not exceeding:
Length: 45cm
Width: 35cm
Depth: 16cm
Weight limit: 2kg
Medium parcels not exceeding:
Length: 61cm
Width: 46cm
Depth: 46cm
Weight limit: 20kg
Large Parcels not exceeding:
2.5m length and 5m length and girth combined.
Weight limit: 30kg
Only available on Parcelforce Worldwide services.