Royal Mail announce 39% increase in the price of a second class stamp
Romford, 28th March 2012 - Neopost, the UK’s leading provider of mailroom equipment and software, announced today that the gap between stamped and franked mail is now even wider.
Royal Mail has confirmed today that from April 30th, 2012, the price of a 1st class stamp will rise again from 46p to 60p, an increase of 30% and the price of a 2nd class stamp will rise from 36p to 50p an increase of 39%.
Changes to how Royal Mail is regulated means they are free to set the price of first class stamps and business mail so these price increases could be repeatedagain in the future.
Royal Mail wants to support businesses with cost effective postal solutions during this period of economic uncertainty. By keeping franked mail prices low, companies are able to send more post which helps generate much needed businesses.
For businesses still using stamps to send items of mail, there is a more convenient and cheaper alternative – Franked mail.
Franking machine users receive a discount on every item of mail sent saving 19p on every 2nd class letter and 16p on every 1st class letter. This means a 1st class franked letter is now cheaper to send than a second class stamped letter.
Do only high volume users benefit from using a franking machine?
No, if you are sending more than 5 items of mail a day the postal savings will offset the rental and running costs of your franking machine so you get all the benefits for free!
No more queuing for stamps - with a franking machine you can purchase postage on-line 24/7. It’s really easy and quick to calculate the right postage every time.
Franking is up to 39% cheaper than stamps.
It’s easy to monitor, track and control your post online - and order extra supplies at the click of a mouse.
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Franking makes your post look more professional - and instantly delivers key brand messages to your client base.
To find out more about Neopost’s range of SMART franking machines visit www.neopost.co.uk
Neopost is Europe’s number one supplier of mailing solutions. It has a direct presence in 19 countries, with 5,700 employees and annual sales of €1 billion in 2011. Its products and services are sold in more than 90 countries, and the Group has become a key player in the markets for mailroom equipment and logistics solutions. Neopost supplies the most technologically advanced solutions for franking, folding/inserting and addressing as well as logistics management and traceability. Neopost also offers a full range of services, including consultancy, maintenance and financing solutions.
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Press contact is Claire Dodds at Neopost Limited
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