Royal Mail 1st Class

Next-day delivery aim for letters and parcels

Features

  • Aims to deliver the next working day including Saturdays
  • Includes compensation cover up to £20*
  • Prices start at 70p for letters up to 100g
  • Same price for all UK addresses
     

Options

  • Signature available with Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class

How to use this service

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Every 1st Class item is covered against loss or damage up to £20 or the value of the item, whichever is lower.

*Compensation for valuables, such as money and jewellery is not available on this service, use Special Delivery Guaranteed if you're sending valuable items.

Letter Price Online price
Up to 100g 70p 70p

Includes postcards.

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Large letter Price Online price
Up to 100g £1.06 £1.06
101-250g £1.50 £1.50
251-500g £1.97 £1.97
501-750g £2.72 £2.72

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Small parcel Price Online price
Up to 1000g £3.55 £3.48
1000-2000g £5.50 £5.45

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Medium parcel Price Online price
0-1kg £5.80 £5.73
1-2kg £8.95 £8.90
2-5kg £15.85 £15.85
5-10kg £21.90 £21.90
10-20kg £33.40 £33.40

All prices in the above table are exempt from VAT

Further information

 

Letter

Max 100g |
Max L 24cm
x W 16.5cm
x D 0.5cm

e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards

 

Large Letter

Max 750g |
Max L 35.3cm
x W 25cm
x D 2.5cm

E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs

 

Small Parcel

Max 2kg |
Max L 45cm
x W 35cm
x D 16cm

e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games

 

Medium parcel

Max 20kg |
Max L 61cm
x W 46cm
x D 46cm

e.g. Heavy or bulky items

 

 

Tubes and Rolls

Max 2kg |
Max L 90cm
x W *
x D *

The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm

We restrict or prohibit certain items from our network. You are advised to carefully read the restrictions on items like:

  • Batteries
  • Aerosols
  • Perfumes or aftershaves
  • Nail varnish, polish or gel

Check our list of prohibited and restricted items

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