Useful Links

Post Code Finder
The Royal Mail website offers a free on-line service
Post Code Finder

Reclaim Unused Franking Credit
If you need to reclaim unused franking credit from the Royal Mail, download the reclaim form below, fill it in and send it to the address on the form. The Royal Mail will then repay the outstanding balance.
Reclaim PDF form

Snail Mail
A useful IMS Group website that discusses how to get the most out of postal discounts.
Snail Mail

Latest News

Royal Mail to introduce Mailmark™ in mid 2014

Mailmark™ is a new type of franking indicia that will allow the Royal Mail to track and report on mailpieces in the Royal Mail network. Over time all business mail will carry this new franking indicia so that new products and services can evolve.

More Good News on Royal Mail Parcel Rates

The Royal Mail has created a new parcel size that qualifies for the cheaper Small Parcel rate. If you send out parcels on a regular basis, please view the Parcel Changes pdf as this could save you money.

Royal Mail cheaper on Parcel Rates

In recent years parcel carriers have looked to beat Royal Mail on prices to gain business. However, with the recent round of price increases by independent carriers, the Royal Mail is now coming out as the cheapest option for many bands of parcel rates.

For a Small Parcel up to 1kg, the Royal Mail are the cheapest on the market at only £2.25 per parcel. Other carriers will charge at least £1.95 more to send an item at this weight.

FP Southern would advise any business that sends large volumes of parcels to evaluate their costs to see if they can save money by switching carriers.

Royal Mail Postal Prices for 2013

The price changes for 2013 are now available.
Download the pricing pdf

October 2012 - New Franking Requirement from the Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has asked the franking industry to commence migration of all customers with Smart franking machines to frank with blue ink.

The transition will be organic; this is to say all new machines will be sold with blue ink (as and when available). In addition, customers of Smart franking machines who contact their supplier to request a new ink cartridge will be supplied with a blue ink cartridge (when available by supplier).
FP communication regarding blue ink

Royal Mail Franking Service Help Centre

The Royal Mail have created a new online advice and support facility specifically tailored to the needs of franking customers.
To visit the new service click here