It’s that time of the year again. Royal Mail are putting their prices up. Rumors have been circulating since January that the increases were coming and in line with tradition Royal Mail had their pricing page access controlled from an early stage.
Sneaky beaky types like me who tried to view the pricing page before 1st March 2014 will have first been prompted to log in or register on the Royal Mail website and then saw the access denied message.
Finally come the last day of February the page became viewable to the general public and the new prices were announced and quite frankly they aren’t quite as bad as I was predicting.
The edited highlights being:
First Class Stamps rising from 60p to 62p
Second Class Stamps rising from 50p to 53p
First Class Small Parcel rising from £3.00 to £3.20
First Class Medium Parcel staying put at £5.65 which is is good news, but in my experience anything that won’t send as a small parcel gets sent with myHermes anyway for £3.90!
Check out all of the new prices on the Royal Mail website.
Prices go up on 31st March and whatever you sell, if you use Royal Mail you should account for these changes before then, lest you find yourself out of pocket unnecessarily.
Do you plan on stocking up on first class and large letter stamps, do you plan on ditching Royal Mail in favour of myHermes or Collect+? You can bet that there will be staff from both of the latter sat around a conference room table come Monday morning discussing possible price changes. Expect them to follow suit soon or at least announce like heroes that prices will be staying the same, because they care about your bank balance!