Royal Mail Postal Rate Change 2018

The date for the new postage tariffs for Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide has been confirmed as Monday 26th March 2018, with the latest franking rates delivering up to 33% saving on standard stamp prices.

Franking Machine Downloads

To make sure your machine is ready for the new 2018 Royal Mail rates, please click below for download instructions, or to check that the new rates are uploaded to Mailmark devices.

Machine Instructions and Checker

What Happens If You Use The Old Rates?

Although modern Franking technology is designed to make sure you pay the best rate for your mail, your machine does have to be updated with the latest Royal Mail products, service and rates to ensure you make the most of the franking savings and avoid any surcharges for underpaid mail.

Under the Business Customer Surcharge guidelines, any underpayment on franked mail can produce a charge for the missing postage, along with an administration fee per item. Your franked mail will still be delivered without delay, though via your unique Die number Royal Mail will write to the business re the reason for any charges. Royal Mail FAQs on Surcharges

As the new 2018/19 tariffs will differ by a few pence from the current rates, any franked mail using the old rate could incur a charge, so it’s important that your machine is updated for the changeover on 26th March 2018. We’ll update the download links when available and inform TMR customers via email, though please register interest above, or call customer services if you have any questions.

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