Royal Mail Logistics Services: standard and express shipping, tracking and rates
Royal Mail is one of the oldest and most popular postal and courier service providers in the UK. As for today, Royal Mail provides different shipping services, including standard and express deliveries of letters, parcels, and freight within the United Kingdom and internationally. At the moment, we don’t collaborate with Royal Mail. However, we partner with some of the global leading courier companies offering alternatives with the best prices and international services.
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Royal Mail standard and express shipping: international rates
Royal Mail provides domestic and international shipping services in the UK. Royal Mail courier rates and delivery speeds depend on the chosen services and route.
When sending a parcel with Royal Mail across the UK, keep in mind that the maximum weight is 20 kg for most of the services. If you want to send a shipment of up to 30 kg, you can use Royal Mail subsidiary company Parcelforce. Alternatively, you can get a quote on our booking tool and ship parcels of any size in the UK and worldwide.
Check some of the most popular Royal Mail standard and express logistics services within the UK and their shipping rates:
|Royal Mail Service||Delivery Time||Rates 10 Kg package|
|Royal Mail Tracked 24||1 business day||£21.60|
|Royal Mail Tracked 48||2-3 business days||£16.80|
|Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed||By pm next day||£26.65|
Royal Mail also provides international shipping services for letters and packages weighing up to 2kg. Royal Mail courier rates for international routes depend on the tracking options, distance and package dimensions. Royal Mail international shipping prices start from £1.26 when time is not an issue. When sending a letter or a parcel with Royal Mail globally, you can choose:
|Royal Mail Service||Delivery Times||Rates Letters or parcels up to 2Kg|
|International Standard||3-5 business days||From £1.70 (letters) to £30.45 (2Kg parcel)|
|International Tracked & Signed||3-4 business days||From £6.85 (letters) to £33.20 (2Kg parcel)|
|International Tracked||3-4 business days||From £6.75 (letters) to £31.95 (2Kg parcel)|
|International Signed||3-5 business days||From £6.85 (letters) to £30.40 (2Kg parcel)|
Alternatively, you check the Eurosender shipping prices by introducing the details of your shipment on our booking tool. Get an immediate quote with no hidden fees in just a few clicks.
Royal Mail international tracking and insurance
Some of the Royal Mail international and domestic courier services are available for tracking online. When sending a parcel with Royal Mail, you can choose to book a tracked, signed or regular service, depending on your needs. To check the status of your package sent with Royal Mail, you can enter the unique tracking number on the company’s website.
Royal Mail insurance. Are parcels insured with Royal Mail?
Depending on the chosen Royal Mail courier service and route, you can get compensation for lost, damaged or missing items. To claim compensation of lost or damaged items, you need to provide:
- Original proof of postage and proof of value;
- Details about the sender and recipient;
- The type of Royal Mail service you have used;
- Date and location of posting.
If you’re sending valuables, money or jewellery within the UK, you should use Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed. Only with this service you are able to claim compensation if the post is lost or damaged. Royal Mail insurance price depends on the value of your parcel and its weight.
When using some of the Royal Mail courier services, you get insurance with maximum coverage of £2,500 for deliveries within the UK.
Royal Mail also provides insured deliveries for international routes with compensation of up to £20-50, depending on the service. However, you can increase the compensation up to £250 for an additional fee.
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