2017 Royal Mail Prices for Franking Machines
From March 31st, 2014 the following changes to the cost of postage in the UK became effective:
- First Class franked mail rose from 47p for a standard letter to 50p
- First Class stamps rose from 60p to 62p
- Second Class franked mail increased from 33p to 37p
Franked vs Non Franked Price Comparison
|1st Class Letters||62p||50p||19%|
|1st Class Small Parcel||£3.20||£2.90||9%|
|2nd Class Letters||53p||37p||30%|
|2nd Class Small Parcel||£2.80||£2.50||11%|
|Special Delivery™ Next Day||£6.40||£6.15||4%|
|Special Delivery™ 9am||£18.18||£16.92||7%|
Despite the franked mail price hike, businesses who rely upon the postal system for marketing, invoicing, and client correspondence are still getting the best deal by renting or buying a franking machine for the office, as the price of stamps also rose significantly, but at an even greater rate.
During 2017, business owners who utilise the discounted rates offered by Royal Mail for franked post could be saving their company from overpaying or even underpaying. This is clearly a huge advantage not only when sending out mass mailings but also when sending out individual, everyday pieces.