Franked Mail: Size & Weight Formats
The amount you pay when franking your mail will depend on the size and weight of what you are sending. The below table from the Royal Mail outlines the different mail formats and the maximum weight, length, width and thickness associated with each.
To always make sure you don’t pay more than necessary, folding your documents to fit in a smaller envelope can bring your mail down to a lower priced mail format, providing it falls below the maximum thickness.
|Format||Examples||Max Weight||Max Length||Max Width||Max Thickness|
|Letter||Cards, letters, bills||100g||240mm||165mm||5mm|
|Larger letter||A4 documents (that cannot be folded), certificates, larger greetings cards||750g||353mm||250mm||25mm|
|Small Parcel (wide)||Clothing, handbags||2kg||45cm||35cm||8cm|
|Small Parcel (deep)||Shoes||2kg||35cm||25cm||16cm|
|Medium Parcel||Heavy and bulky items||20kg||61cm||46cm||46cm|
For the 2014 Royal Mail costs according to the format of your mail see the franking prices wall chart