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Ideal for sending valuable items for delivery next-day before 9am

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am®

Guaranteed by 9am next day*
Max 2kg

Features

  • Full tracking
  • Signature on delivery
  • Guaranteed delivery next day by 9am*
  • Compensation cover up to £50

 

Options

  • Guaranteed Saturday delivery for an extra fee*
  • Additional compensation available up to £2,500
Visit Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am®
Parcel/letter
Max 2kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
Branch from £ 19.28

Ready to send?

You can only buy Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am in a Post Office branch.

*Exceptions apply, see our terms and conditions (pdf, 1.79 MB)

Ideal for sending valuable items

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm®

Guaranteed by 1pm next-day*
Max 20kg

Features

  • Full tracking
  • Signature on delivery
  • Guaranteed delivery next day by 1pm*
  • Compensation cover up to £500
     

Options

  • Guaranteed Saturday delivery for an extra fee*
  • Additional compensation available up to £2,500
Visit Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm®
Parcel/letter
Max 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
Branch from £ 6.60
Online from £ 6.60

Ready to send?

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*Exceptions apply

Best when tracking required for urgent items

Royal Mail Tracked 24®

End-to-end tracking and next-day delivery
Max 20kg

Features

  • End-to-end tracking
  • SMS or email notifications to recipients
  • Next working day delivery aim
  • Compensation cover up to £100
     

Options

  • Signature on delivery
  • Flexible delivery options available - including Safeplace & Delivery to Neighbour
Visit Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Online from £ 4.02

Small Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm
e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games
Online from £ 5.46

Medium parcel
Max 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
e.g. Heavy or bulky items
Online from £ 8.46

Ready to send?

You can only buy Tracked 24 and 48 online.

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Best when tracking required for non-urgent items

Royal Mail Tracked 48®

Peace of mind with end-to-end tracking
Max 20kg

Features

  • End-to-end tracking
  • SMS or email notifications to recipients
  • Aims to deliver in two to three working days
  • Compensation cover up to £100
     

Options

  • Signature on delivery
  • Flexible delivery options available - including Safeplace & Delivery to Neighbour
Visit Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Online from £ 3.60

Small Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm
e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games
Online from £ 4.74

Medium parcel
Max 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
e.g. Heavy or bulky items
Online from £ 7.26

Ready to send?

You can only buy Tracked 24 and 48 online.

Buy online now with Click & Drop

Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class

Signature on delivery and next-day delivery aim
Max 20kg

Features

  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Signature on delivery
  • Aim to deliver next working day, including Saturdays
  • Compensation cover up to £50*
     

Looking for more security?

  • Guaranteed next-day delivery with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm
Visit Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.90
Online from £ 1.90

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 2.26
Online from £ 2.26

Small Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm
e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games
Branch from £ 4.55
Online from £ 4.48

Medium parcel
Max 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
e.g. Heavy or bulky items
Branch from £ 6.80
Online from £ 6.73

Ready to send?

Buy online now with Click & Drop

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

Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class

With a signature on delivery for peace of mind
Max 20kg

Features

  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Signature on delivery
  • Aim to deliver in two to three working days, including Saturdays
  • Compensation cover up to £50*
     

Looking for more security?

Guaranteed next-day delivery with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am

Visit Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.81
Online from £ 1.81

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 2.03
Online from £ 2.03

Small Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm
e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games
Branch from £ 4.00
Online from £ 3.90

Medium parcel
Max 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
e.g. Heavy or bulky items
Branch from £ 6.10
Online from £ 6.00

Ready to send?

Buy online now with Click & Drop

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

Royal Mail 1st Class

Next-day delivery aim for letters and parcels
Max 20kg

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
Visit Royal Mail 1st Class
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 0.70
Online from £ 0.70

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 1.06
Online from £ 1.06

Small Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm
e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games
Branch from £ 3.55
Online from £ 3.48

Medium parcel
Max 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
e.g. Heavy or bulky items
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.73

Ready to send?

Buy online now with Click & Drop

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

Royal Mail 2nd Class

Delilvery in two to three working days for less urgent mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Delivery in two to three working days including Saturdays
  • Includes compensation cover up to £20*
  • Prices start at 61p for letters up to 100g
  • Same price for all UK addresses
      

Options

  • Signature available with Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class
Visit Royal Mail 2nd Class
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 0.61
Online from £ 0.61

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 0.83
Online from £ 0.83

Small Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 45cm x W 35cm x D 16cm
e.g. Handbags, shoes and board games
Branch from £ 3.00
Online from £ 2.90

Medium parcel
Max 20kg | Max L 61cm x W 46cm x D 46cm
e.g. Heavy or bulky items
Branch from £ 5.10
Online from £ 5.00

Ready to send?

Buy online now with Click & Drop

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

Best for urgent items

Royal Mail Sameday

Same-day delivery for urgent items
Max 10kg

Features

  • Real-time satellite tracking
  • Email delivery confirmation
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Automatic compensation cover for loss or damage up to £2,500
     

 

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For sending items up to 30kg

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