2017 Royal Mail Prices for Franking Machines
From March 27th, 2017 the following changes to the cost of postage in the UK became effective:
- First Class stamps for a standard letter increased from 64p to 65p
- First Class Mailmark® franked mail increased from 51p to 55p
- Second Class stamps increased from 55p to 56p
- Second Class Mailmark® franked mail increased from 37p to 38p
Franked vs Non Franked Price Comparison
|1st Class Letters||65p||55p||15%|
|1st Class Small Parcel||£3.40||£3.12||8%|
|2nd Class Letters||56p||38p||32%|
|2nd Class Small Parcel||£2.90||£2.62||10%|
|Special Delivery™ Next Day||£6.45||£6.20||4%|
|Special Delivery™ 9am||£18.36||£17.10||7%|
Postal prices have been rising sharply since 2005, and show no signs of slowing down.
Although franked mail prices have also increased, 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 has risen at an even greater rate.
During 2017, business owners who utilise the discounted rates offered by Royal Mail for franked post can also save their company from overpaying or even underpaying, as today's franking machines offer real-time updates on costs, ensuring postal calculations are always correct. This is clearly a huge advantage not only when sending out mass mailings but also when sending out individual, everyday pieces.