Royal Mail First Class Franking Postage Rates 2019

Take a quick look at the 2019 first class rates below. Compare first class stamp, franking and Mailmark prices for the year.

First Class Letter

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-100g 70p 64p 61p

First Class Large Letter

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-100g £1.06 £1.01 95p
101-250g £1.50 £1.40 £1.34
251-500g £1.97 £1.85 £1.73
501-750g £2.72 £2.59 £2.44

First Class Small Parcel

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-1kg £3.55 £3.48 £3.48
1-2kg £5.50 £5.45 £5.45

First Class Medium Parcel

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-1kg £5.80 £5.35 £5.35
1-2kg £8.95 £8.26 £8.26
2-5kg £15.85 £15.85 £15.85
5-10kg £21.90 £21.90 £21.90
10-20kg £33.40 £33.40 £33.40

Royal Mail Second Class Franking Postage Rates 2019

Take a quick look at the 2019 second class rates below. Compare first class stamp, franking and Mailmark prices for the year.

Second Class Letter

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-100g 61p 47p 41p

Second Class Large Letter

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-100g 83p 77p 72p
101-250g £1.32 £1.09 £1.03
251-500g £1.72 £1.41 £1.35
501-750g £2.33 £1.98 £1.89

Second Class Small Parcel

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-1kg £3.00 £2.90 £2.90
1-2kg £3.00 £2.90 £2.90

Second Class Medium Parcel

Weight Stamps Franking Mailmark™
Price Price Price
0-1kg £5.10 £4.81 £4.81
1-2kg £5.10 £4.81 £4.81
2-5kg £13.75 £13.75 £13.75
5-10kg £20.25 £20.25 £20.25
10-20kg £28.55 £28.55 £28.55

Mail Formats?

Letter

Letter Dimensions Image

Length: Up to 240mm

Width: Up to 165mm

Thickness: Up to 5mm thick

Weight: Up to 100g

Large Letter

Large Letter Dimensions Image

Length: Up to 353mm

Width: Up to 250mm

Thickness: Up to 25mm thick

Weight: Up to 750g

Small Parcel

Small Parcel Dimensions Image

Length: Up to 450mm

Width: Up to 350mm

Thickness: Up to 160mm thick

Weight: Up to 20Kg

Medium Parcel

Medium Parcel Dimensions Image

Length: Up to 610mm

Width: Up to 460mm

Thickness: Up to 460mm thick

Weight: Up to 2Kg

What is Mailmark Franking?

Mailmark franking is the Royal Mail's latest and most efficient way to send franked mail. It is an alternative method to that of the traditional 'town and crown' die, with Mailmark franking a readable 2D barcode. Mailmark franking offers UK businesses more franking machine benefits and it is now considered the future of franking mail.

  • Mailmark franking machines use the lowest franking prices available, allowing for further savings to be made on almost every item you frank.
  • In order to use Mailmark you do require a Mailmark franking machine.
  • Mailmark has been in use since April 2014.

VAT on Royal Mail Services

From 2nd April 2012 the Royal Mail announced that a wider range of Royal Mail services will become VAT liable. This meant that various mail products that attract higher volume postage discounts would no longer be price controlled and regulated, so were therefore liable to VAT. Following the release of the Postal Services Act 2011, the Royal Mail wrote to suppliers and customers informing them of this regulated change. Since the announcement, many products and services have been affected by the VAT status change.

The solution to this however was the introduction of the Smart Franking Machine. Smart franking machines frank mail at VAT-inclusive prices and also allows you to reclaim paid VAT via a VAT invoice that is acceptable to HMRC. Any other machine that is not smart meter enabled does not possess this ability. These are all called non-smart franking machines and are therefore incapable of processing VAT liable products and services.