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Royal Mail Postal Changes – October 2014

Royal Mail introduced changes to their service in October 2014. To make thing simpler there is only one format for small parcels, which has a maximum height of 160mm. We have put together a guide designed to offer you insights into which of our products are most suitable for your use.

Royal Mail

If you are currently sending less than 1000 parcels per year the following rates now apply.

Royal Mail - Raja Letter Large letter Small parcel Medium parcel
Maximum length 240 mm 353 mm 450 mm 610 mm
Maximum width 165 mm 250 mm 350 mm 460 mm
Maximum height 5 mm 25 mm 160 mm 460 mm
Maximum weight 100 g 750 g 2 kg 20 kg

Large parcels

Large parcels will need to be sent via Parcelforce or another courier.

Postal tubes

Royal Mail has also introduced changes to the way rolled and cylinder shaped items can be posted. In order to be classed as a small parcel the following dimensions apply to postal tubes: Weight 2kg / Length 450mm / Diameter 80mm.

Royal Mail 24/48

Previously known as Packetpost the Royal Mail 24/48 service offers anybody sending over 1000 parcels the opportunity to send letters or packets within the following size limits:

Royal Mail - Raja Large letter Medium parcel
Maximum length 353 mm 610 mm
Maximum width 250 mm 460 mm
Maximum height 25 mm 460 mm

The Royal Mail 24/48 service combines the letter and large letter category into one and also combines the small and medium sized parcels into one category; Royal Mail 24/48 also considers the weight of the items.

  • » 24 hour next day delivery (weight limit 20kg)
  • » 2-3 working days delivery (weight limit 2kg)
  • » Large letters sent by Royal Mail 24 and 48 have a weight limit of 750gm

With Rajapack’s handy guide and our box selector and bag selector tools, you can select from a whole range of products just by searching on the dimensions you need to accommodate. Alternatively you can browse our full range of postal packaging.