Businesses throughout the UK will be taking notice of the latest price changes from the Royal Mail due to be put into effect from April 2013. As of April 2nd, prices for parcel delivery and signed for letters will increase along with various other posting costs such as international delivery and franking. The price of stamps has remained the same after increasing in April 2012 although changes in the cost of sending a package will have an impact on retailers reliant on sending large volumes of goods to customers on a regular basis. The Royal Mail has a read available selection of PDF files on their website that are available for all to browse and download at their pleasure. Considering our own line of work and the fact that  posting and shipping plays such a large role in our clients’ business models, it is only necessary that we address this issue and highlight a few of the main changes that should be expected. Royal Mail

For simplicity, the following changes in price for 1st & 2nd class parcel postage and signed for items have been listed in the following tables below:

Parcel Prices (*from lowest price)

1st Class Small Parcels £3.00
2nd Class Small Parcels £2.60
1st Class Medium Parcels £5.65
2nd Class Medium Parcels £5.20

Royal Mail Signed For™ Parcel Prices

1st Class Small Parcels £4.10
2nd Class Small Parcels £3.70
1st Class Medium Parcels £6.75
2nd Class Medium Parcels £6.30

Signed For Letters

Royal Mail Signed For™ 1st Class Letters (up to 100g) £1.70
Royal Mail Signed For™ 1st Class Large Letters (up to 100g) £2.00
Royal Mail Signed For™ 2nd Class Letters (up to 100g) £1.60
Royal Mail Signed For™ 2nd Class Large Letters (up to 100g) £1.79

Packets

1st Class packets weighing up to 750g £2.70
2nd Class packets weighing up to 750g £2.70

While e-commerce businesses may need to make small amendments to their budgets in light of these changes, it must be remembered that Seller Dynamics contains a feature which can guarantee that a profit is made when posting an item to a customer, no matter its size or cost.

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