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Franked Mail Postal Rates 2016

2016 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 rising from 47p for a standard letter to 50p
  • First Class stamps rising from 60p to 62p
  • Second Class franked mail will increase from 33p to 37p

Franked vs Non Franked Price Comparison

2016STAMPSFRANKINGYour savings...
1st Class Letters62p50p19%
1st Class Small Parcel£3.20£2.909%
2nd Class Letters53p37p30%
2nd Class Small Parcel£2.80£2.5011%
Special Delivery™ Next Day£6.40£6.154%
Special Delivery™ 9am£18.18£16.927%

Despite the huge 2012 and 2013 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 2016, 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.