Royal Mail Postal Rate Change 2021
The date for the 2021 postage tariff updates for Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide has been confirmed as Friday 1st January 2021, with the latest franking rates and savings on standard stamp prices listed below. Simply download the sheets to see Mailmark savings up to 29% against stamps or click on the ‘Machine Instructions & Checker‘ for update information.
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.
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 1st January 2021. We’ll update the download links when available, though please contact customer services if you have any questions.
Call our Rate Change team with any Questions on 0800 652 9178
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