First Class UK Royal Mail
First Class Royal Mail Postage Rates from 4 April 2022 ~ please add one of these to all collect or combine prices ~ includes compensation up to £20 (buyer to claim). The full postage price to pay will appear ~ in bold (below) ~ once the appropriate radio-b
Please note that the first charge on the list is the 'base' price for a First Class Letter up to 100gm. For Letter it helps ~ as a reminder ~ to think of Small letter. Any item with an appreciable thickness ~ over 5mm ~ three sheets of folded of office paper ~ becomes a Large Letter.
The various radio button listings are extras to the base price which will be automatically added to the base price on clicking the appropriate button ~ eg 101gms will cost 95p+50p =£1.45.
Our method ~ of adding postage to your basket as a separate item ~ may seem very clunky. Multiple purchases ~ with postage added to each ~ invariably require refunds for postage overpaid. Using our method is the most honest we can think of within the limits of the software we use.
Carriage is not included in the costs for most items on this site. The base cost for every item is marked as collect or combine. If you buy several items we will pick (collect) ~ wrap ~ and then deliver to the post office for despatch by their Drop and Go service. There the staff will size and weigh the item for us and record proof of posting details of its despatch ~ after charging our account the appropriate fee.
Some of our items are given a second listing as postage-paid bundles of item+postage. Buying two or three of these items will result in significantly too much postage being paid. Please put the items into your basket at the collect or combine price and finally estimate postage from this page ~ or the Second Class page ~ and add that as a final item to your basket.
The Post Office and Royal Mail are entirely responsible for safe delivery of the item to the address ~ not the person ~ on the item. We use the address held securely by PayPal. It is a sensible anti-fraud measure, and the only one for which PayPal offer their problem solving service.
Our codes ~ such as 1~2 refer to 1st Class, 2nd step up the price range. There is no requirement for you to know or remember this ~ it our shorthand.
We are aware that on this site carriage is frequently the dominant expense of any purchase. Planning ahead and buying several items at a time is one way of saving on the unavoidable cost of transport.