Postage costs in the UK vary significantly depending on with whom you choose to send. The starting price of postage at Parcel2go, for example, is £2.19 exc VAT, but other providers start at higher prices.
There are various factors that can influence the cost of postage. These include:
- The size of the parcel — the bigger the parcel you want to send, the more likely you are to pay a higher price to send it.
- The selected destination — sending outside of the UK normally costs more than sending domestically, particularly countries outside the EU.
- The chosen delivery speed — most of the time, you’ll get the cheapest delivery prices by selecting economy delivery speeds, though your parcels will get delivered more quickly on slightly more costly express services.
When do postage costs increase?
When there is a price increase on postage, it typically takes place at the end of the financial year. That means prices can change around March or April.
Though Royal Mail regularly increase their postage costs at this time, courier comparison websites like Parcel2Go are able to negotiate with their couriers to keep postage prices low for customers. That’s how we’re able to offer consistently low prices even when Royal Mail prices increase.
How to calculate postage costs
You can calculate your postage costs by getting a quote on our website based on your parcel’s size and destination.