Royal Mail Medium Parcel Price


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Royal Mail recently updated its parcel pricing structure, and with Christmas rapidly approaching it is very important that you know about the changes that have been made.

On October 28th 2013 Royal Mail increased its small parcel size, meaning that many goods can now be sent as a small parcel.

There are now two small parcel categories – a new deeper small parcel format, and the existing wider small parcel format.

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Small parcels

Royal Mail Medium Parcel Price

● The introduction of a new deeper small parcel size means you that can now post parcels with a maximum size of 350 x 250 x 160mm. This allows you to send items such as shoes, clothing, and small electrical items as a small parcel. Such items would previously have been classed as a medium parcel.

The change applies to consumers, small non-contract businesses and franking customers.

● The existing wider small parcel format covers packages up to 450 x 350 x 80mm.

● Postal tubes up to 450mm in length and with a diameter of up to 80mm also count as small parcels.

Small parcels must weigh no more than 2kg.

● First class prices for a small parcel start at £3.00

● The change means that Royal Mail offers the cheapest price in the market for shoe box size parcels of up to 1kg in weight.

Medium parcels

● Medium parcels may measure up to 610 x 460 x 460mm, and must not weigh any more than 20kg.

● A postal tube of up to 900mm in length also qualifies as a medium parcel.

● First class prices for a medium parcel start at £5.65

Large parcels

Large parcels include any package larger than the sizes stated above – and will cost significantly more to send.

● First class prices for a large parcel start at £11.96

Royal Mail Medium Parcel Price


The postage costs and maximum sizes of letters remain unchanged:

Letters may be up to 240 x 165 x 5mm in size, with a maximum weight of 100g.

● First class prices for a letter start at £0.60

Large letters can be up to 353 x 250 x 25mm in size, with a maximum weight of 750g.

● First class prices for a large letter start at £0.90

Why did Royal Mail make this change?

Royal Mail last changed its pricing structure in April 2013, when its ‘packet’ and ‘parcel’ service was replaced with two new bands, ‘small parcel’ and ‘medium parcel’. This change was unpopular with many mail order companies, who faced large increases in postal charges on smaller items.

Commenting on the reason for the change, Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels, said: “Royal Mail has responded to feedback from customers and stakeholders to enable customers to send a greater range of items through our Small Parcels format.”

“Royal Mail will continue to respond to changing customer needs and support the growth of the UK parcels market. Royal Mail constantly engages with its customers, will continue to do so and may propose further changes in the future to meet customer and market requirements and remain competitive.”

How can I save money when posting parcels?

You can save money by trying, when possible, to send items as small rather than medium-sized parcels. Using the small parcel measurements above will help you to package items so that they do not exceed the maximum dimensions, avoiding the higher costs associated with posting a medium parcel.

When sending multiple items, it could actually be cheaper to split them up into several smaller consignments rather than sending them as one large parcel.

If you do need to post an item as a medium parcel and it weighs between 1kg and 20kg, you can now for the first time save money by sending it second class. For added peace of mind you now also have the option of receiving a signature on delivery of a second class item.

Need help packaging a parcel? You can easily find the perfect box with this handy box selector tool!


WooCommerce Royal Mail Shipping Calculator is a WordPress Plugin that integrate the Royal Mail service, it will calculate the shipping cost and the delivery time for your customer.

If you have any issues or questions, please open a thread in the forum or you can open a support ticket on our website.

Plugin’s features

Royal Mail Medium Parcel Price

Domestic Parcel Shipping

Four types of domestic shipping options are supported. You can anytime, disable/enable one or all of these options.

Default Size and Weight

In case you don’t want to add weight and dimensions for all of the products you have or even you missed adding this information to one of them. The plugin allows you to set a default weight and dimensions of your product in case of the product’s information are missing.

Debug Mode

The debug mode is an excellent tool to test out the plugin’s settings and shipping prices as the plugin will be only activated for you. Also, it will display debugging information at the checkout page if the Debug Mode is enabled.

Pro features

Domestic Parcel Shipping

All of domestic shipping options are supported. You can anytime, disable/enable one or all of these options.

Royal Mail Medium Parcel Prices 2021

International Shipping

A wide range of international shipping options are supported:

Royal Mail Medium Parcel Price 2nd Class Signed For

Parcelforce Shipping

Do you need to ship parcels internationally with the Express service of ParcelForce? No worries. Our plugin supports most of the ParcelForce options:

Royal Mail Price List

Letters Shipping

If you sell small-sized items, you can always enable the letters option to save your customers high shipping prices and increase sales. Supported letters options:

  • Domestic Letters Options

    • Standard First Class Letter
    • Standard First Class Large Letter
    • Second Class: Letter
    • Second Class: Large Letter
    • Signed For: First Class Letter
    • Signed For: First Class Large Letter
    • Signed For: Second Class Class Letter
    • Signed For: Second Class Class Large Letter
  • International Letters Options

    • International Standard Letter
    • International Standard Large Letter
    • International Economy Letter
    • International Economy Large Letter
    • International Tracked and Signed Letter
    • International Tracked and Signed Large Letter
    • International Tracked Letter
    • International Tracked Large Letter
    • International Signed Large Letter
    • International Signed Letter

Handling Fees and Discounts

If either you need to add a handling fees for your shipping order, or if you want to reduce the shipping costs for your customers. We set an option for that where you can add an amount value to reduce or increase the shipping cost. The value can be either a number or a percentage, positive for handling fees and negative for discounts.

Display the Cheapest options

Cut to the Chase and provide the cheapest option to your customers without putting them in the hustle of choosing from many options.



Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘WooCommerce Royal Mail Shipping Calculator’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the royalmail-woocommerce-shipping-calculator directory to your computer
  3. Upload the royalmail-woocommerce-shipping-calculator directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


Royal Mail Medium Parcel Price
whoever built this does not know the royal mail prices in any shape or form. the lowest price it comes up with is for a parcel at over five pounds. According to this app its costing me more than mt actual product. Just to let you know it cost £3.66 to send a small parcell up to notice this bit 'UP TO' 500g not £5.30 for 250g parcel. the only people who have given this 5 stars must be very shady people that like making a profit by over charging for postage. shame on you.


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