Royal Mail Price Changes 2013

Posted by: Josh Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Royal Mail recently announced their 2013 price increases, which came into effect from the 2nd April. Alongside these price increases, they also announced changes to their service.

Royal Mail Logo

WebShopApps have reviewed the changes and below are the key changes we have noted.

Letter and Large Letter

  • The 1st Class Stamp prices and 2nd Prices remain unchanged.
  • The Royal Mail Signed For ™ rates up-to 100g have been increased.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™ rates have been increased.



  • 2 new parcel formats have been introduced -Small Parcel and Medium Parcel. The new parcel formats replace the previous rating system which was purely based on parcel weight as they now take into consideration the size of items.
  • 3 clear delivery delivery options are available for parcels – Guaranteed , Confirmed and Standard.
  • Large parcels are shipped by Parcelforce Worldwide.
  • Compensation levels for Loss and Damage have been reduced for 1stClass and 2ndClass services
  • Compensation level for Loss and Damage have been increased for 1stClass Royal Mail Signed For™ and 2ndClass Royal Mail Signed For™

For more information on the parcel services, prices, dimensions, and individual parcel weight limits, please refer to Royal Mail’s detailed explanation here.

International Prices

Prices for Airmail and International Signed for have also changed. For a detailed list of the price changes, please refer to Royal Mail’s Pricing guide.

Royal Mail Rates for Magento

Want to get hold of the latest rates for your Magento store? Be sure to check out the WebShopApps Royal Mail Rates extension.

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