2018-19 Stamp Prices

Announced by The Royal Mail at the end of February, the 2018 rates are effective from March 26th, with a 1st Class stamp costing 67p and 2nd Class 58p. The changes help to ensure the sustainability of the postal service and the prices remain among the best in Europewhen compared to European averages of 94p for 1st and 74p for 2nd. Whilst still providing one of the highest quality service specifications.

Research based on World Bank Purchasing Power Parity exchange rates for GDP, January 2018 for each country, using UK volume weights to provide a common currency average stamp letter price for items up to 100g


Save 33% by Franking

Even though the UK rates provide great value, as a franking machine user you can take advantage of even cheaper postage rates every day, since Mailmark 2nd Class letter postage is now 33% cheaper than stamps, at 39p!

With average Mailmark savings over 16% across 2nd Class letters and parcels up to 2kg, and 11% on 1st Class, the benefits mount up quickly. You could easily save over £100 a month on your postal costs when sending only 20 items a day or £550 with medium parcels up to 2kg, using 1st Class Mailmark franking.

That’s 10 standard letters saving 19p each and 10 large letters up to 250g saving 30p each sent 2nd Class, or 20 medium parcels saving £1.33 each, when compared to 1st Class stamps.


All safely delivered with your company logo on the front, giving cheaper post with greater impact.

Compare Savings for 2018/2019

Please download our helpful charts for a quick guide to the mailing savings for 2018, or easy reference cost sheets for stamps and franking options:

MAILMARK savings over 2nd Class stamped mail

MAILMARK savings over 1st Class stamped mail

Franking savings over 2nd Class stamped mail

Franking savings over 1st Class stamped mail

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