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Royal Mail Prices for 2013
I've just had a look at the April 2013 price list and I can't believe how expensive things are going to get.
International remains similar for the most part. Small packets under 750g or so are actually cheaper than before.
It is the inland mail which is going to be the killer. Large Letters are unchanged but packets are now class as "small" and "medium". Anything over 8cm thick is now a medium parcel and will cost around £2.50 more than a "small packet" to post. Not only that, there is now just a 1kg and a 2kg band. There are no other bands below 2kg like before.
This is going to cause headaches all around. If you want to post a set, you now have to try and get it into a box less than 8cm thick or pay an extortionate amount in postage. It means that custom boxes is the way forward. As long as the box costs less than £2, you will save money.
The weight banding means that any "medium parcel" weighing over 1kg is going to cost more than if it were to be sent by courier.
Compensation for inland items sent without a signed service will be dropping from £46 to £20. Signed-for will increase to £50 from £46.