Royal Mail Postal Rate Change 2020

The date for the 2020/21 postage tariff updates for Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide has been confirmed as Monday 23rd March 2020, with the latest franking rates and savings on standard stamp prices listed below. Simply download the sheets to see Mailmark savings up to 34% against stamps, click on the ‘Machine Instructions & Checker‘ for machine update information, or fill in your details below to be kept updated on postage rates.

Franking Machine Downloads

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

Machine Instructions & Checker

Call our dedicated Rate Change team if you have any questions:

0800 652 9178 – For Mailmark and franking machines that update online


0800 652 6246 – For older machines that update with rate cards/chips

Please Keep Me Informed

If you'd like to be kept updated with links and information relating to the release of new rates for your franking machine, simply fill in your details below and we'll email any alerts.

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, or simply collect the underpayment (and reduced fee) directly on newer Mailmark machines. Royal Mail FAQs on Surcharges

As the new 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 23rd March 2020. 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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