It is advised that all members should insist that all items posted have some sort of tracking. At the very least it is recommended that sellers receive a free proof of sending Certificate of Posting for their own record, and youll be eligible for compensation up to £36 for First Class delivery.
However recorded delivery would be preferable which currently costs 72p on top of normal postage. Current Royal Mail prices can be located here- ftp://ftp.royalmail.com/Downloads/public/ctf/rm/tariff2008/UK_Postal_Prices_08.pdf
Items should be sent fully insured in case of loss or damage in transit. If you are signing for receipt of goods you should check you are happy with the condition before signing or sign it as 'unchecked'.
The method of delivery should be agreed by both parties. Please remember goods remain the responsibility of the seller until the buyer takes possession and affirms they are okay.
I would appreciate your feedback on the FS/FT Delivery Guidelines. Do you think that proof of sending should be a minimum requirement or should it be left as only a recommendation?