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2kg Small Parcel Fully Tracked Plus £100 comp Royal Mail £4.74
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2kg Small Parcel Fully Tracked Plus £100 comp Royal Mail £4.74

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Posted 5th Jul

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Royal Mail 48 tracked, this is an online service which you have to take to a service point NOT a post office.
It is a fully tracked service for £4.74 (good enough for ebay) or if you wish to get a signature its £5.10.
THIS HAS UPTO £100 COMPENSATION, not the tiny £20 with hermes.
As far as I am aware this is the cheapest stand alone single item service with £100 compensation you can buy.
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As much as i like this deal for the price, im still taking my parcels to my local post office, i want to keep them open!
fiestasteve4405/07/2019 08:38

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Hi @fiestasteve44 Unfortunately the image that was posted was only 110×75 pixels and the minimum image size required on the forum is 300×300 pixels so that is displays correctly across all devices so we changed it to a tile image taken from the Royal Mail deal link you posted.
Come on guys it’s not rocket science, it’s no system error, it’s not staff error etc etc.
You buy and print it online, you have your tracking number online. You take it to a Royal Mail service point - not a post office. They scan it and you walk out. Simple.
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Is for international as well ?
fiestasteve4405/07/2019 08:38

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Hi @fiestasteve44 Unfortunately the image that was posted was only 110×75 pixels and the minimum image size required on the forum is 300×300 pixels so that is displays correctly across all devices so we changed it to a tile image taken from the Royal Mail deal link you posted.
sigma05/07/2019 08:43

Hi @fiestasteve44 Unfortunately the image that was posted was only …Hi @fiestasteve44 Unfortunately the image that was posted was only 110×75 pixels and the minimum image size required on the forum is 300×300 pixels so that is displays correctly across all devices so we changed it to a tile image taken from the Royal Mail deal link you posted.


Ok thanks it looked fine on my devices
2kg should suffice for all those county lines criminal gangs, freeing up all their underage couriers.
What is a 'service point' cf a 'post office'? Isn't that what a Post Office is/does?
Where are you seeing this price? as soon I select compo for £100 it only shows me special delivery?
Besford05/07/2019 09:15

What is a 'service point' cf a 'post office'? Isn't that what a Post …What is a 'service point' cf a 'post office'? Isn't that what a Post Office is/does?


Presumably they mean a Royal Mail depot/delivery office. You know, where you go to collect your missed deliveries.
Wonder why you can't drop it off to a regular PO, which is what I do - in fact, got 3 parcels going out today. This would've been useful as one is 1.6kg but if I can't do a drop off then that's a shame. Don't think I've got service point near me
Add_to_Basket05/07/2019 09:26

Presumably they mean a Royal Mail depot/delivery office. You know, where …Presumably they mean a Royal Mail depot/delivery office. You know, where you go to collect your missed deliveries.


Yes this is correct.
Add_to_Basket05/07/2019 09:26

Presumably they mean a Royal Mail depot/delivery office. You know, where …Presumably they mean a Royal Mail depot/delivery office. You know, where you go to collect your missed deliveries.


Kind of- our local PO, back half of a WHSmiths is set up for collection of missed deliveries, and shows up as a Local Delivery Office on the RM search, but doesn't accept these, despite their best efforts (when they scan the barcode, the tills won't recognise the transaction).

On the other hand the sorting office on the industrial estate 10 miles away does.
Edited by: "oobie38" 5th Jul
gillms105/07/2019 09:23

Where are you seeing this price? as soon I select compo for £100 it only …Where are you seeing this price? as soon I select compo for £100 it only shows me special delivery?


Don’t select compo at the selection screen.
Besford05/07/2019 09:15

What is a 'service point' cf a 'post office'? Isn't that what a Post …What is a 'service point' cf a 'post office'? Isn't that what a Post Office is/does?


The post office and Royal Mail are separate companies. You take these to the Royal Mail service points.
Hot!£100 insurance is exactly what i need. I used to pay special delivery price for most £100ish items
Add_to_Basket05/07/2019 09:26

Presumably they mean a Royal Mail depot/delivery office. You know, where …Presumably they mean a Royal Mail depot/delivery office. You know, where you go to collect your missed deliveries.


I hope not. There's enough of a huge queue when I've ever gone to collect at my local even durign the week daytime. I dread to think the increased waits and workload if they are forced to receive and process parcels handed in as well.
As much as i like this deal for the price, im still taking my parcels to my local post office, i want to keep them open!
It has to go to RM direct. It's not a post office service.

Worth noting unless the 'customer service point' you hand over to is your regional office not a local then it won't be scanned/tracked at point of entry into RM until it reaches the regional office.

And don't always expect tracking, I used this service many times and 2 out of 5 would never be tracked correctly.
Don’t you have to be an account holder to buy the 24 and 48 hour services? see here royalmail.com/bus…ery
Edited by: "paulj48" 5th Jul
fiestasteve4405/07/2019 09:38

The post office and Royal Mail are separate companies. You take these to …The post office and Royal Mail are separate companies. You take these to the Royal Mail service points.


Which are?????
Better off to chuck your parcel in the bin. More chance of it getting to destination. Royal mail and parcel farce are a joke. *from personal experience*
Besford05/07/2019 10:21

Which are?????


Go to Royal Mail website
Search your local office
Filter to service points only.
Same it's the main collection post office and not all post offices which are dotted all over
SherlockGnomes05/07/2019 10:23

Better off to chuck your parcel in the bin. More chance of it getting to …Better off to chuck your parcel in the bin. More chance of it getting to destination. Royal mail and parcel farce are a joke. *from personal experience*


Still better than myherpes
I’ve been sending up to 100 parcels a week with Myhermes since they started up years ago. They’ve lost 3 packages in that entire time and compensated me fully. This maybe higher insurance but it’s higher cost. If you’re sending one package it may be ok, but for multiple, the extra is not worth the minuscule chance of loss.
coldpop05/07/2019 11:33

I’ve been sending up to 100 parcels a week with Myhermes since they s …I’ve been sending up to 100 parcels a week with Myhermes since they started up years ago. They’ve lost 3 packages in that entire time and compensated me fully. This maybe higher insurance but it’s higher cost. If you’re sending one package it may be ok, but for multiple, the extra is not worth the minuscule chance of loss.


Plus the extensive process of showing that your item is worth the amount with receipts etc with Royal Mail.
Edited by: "david_wavid" 5th Jul
I use this all the time. It needs to be dropped at royal mail service centre (where you normally collect parcels when property is carded). I used to be able to drop at the post office but they have stopped accepting it altogether.
opaninkofi05/07/2019 11:44

I use this all the time. It needs to be dropped at royal mail service …I use this all the time. It needs to be dropped at royal mail service centre (where you normally collect parcels when property is carded). I used to be able to drop at the post office but they have stopped accepting it altogether.


Why when i used the search for ''service Near You'', all my nearby local post office branches showed up ? is it supposed to be like that ?
I tried "Tracked 48 online" the problem is none of the 3 post office branches that I tried could accept the parcels with the "Tracked 48" lables.they all got some error while scanning the parcel and I was advised to take it to Royal mail Delivery office.
the delivery office accepted the parcel but they don't give receipts.they just gave me a hand written receipt ,stamped that doesnt have any tracking code or anything.
xavierzzz05/07/2019 12:55

Why when i used the search for ''service Near You'', all my nearby local …Why when i used the search for ''service Near You'', all my nearby local post office branches showed up ? is it supposed to be like that ?


he is right,same experience here.
yes when you serach it shows nearby post office branches but they cannot scan the barcode and will tell you to take it to delivery office.(and they can't give you proper receipt)
xavierzzz05/07/2019 12:55

Why when i used the search for ''service Near You'', all my nearby local …Why when i used the search for ''service Near You'', all my nearby local post office branches showed up ? is it supposed to be like that ?


Their system is wrong. Thrice I showed that screen at different post offices and they won't badge as their system doesn't recognise the label when scanned. A message appears on the PO system asking them to direct you to service centre.
Come on guys it’s not rocket science, it’s no system error, it’s not staff error etc etc.
You buy and print it online, you have your tracking number online. You take it to a Royal Mail service point - not a post office. They scan it and you walk out. Simple.
fiestasteve4405/07/2019 14:37

Come on guys it’s not rocket science, it’s no system error, it’s not staff …Come on guys it’s not rocket science, it’s no system error, it’s not staff error etc etc.You buy and print it online, you have your tracking number online. You take it to a Royal Mail service point - not a post office. They scan it and you walk out. Simple.



Not that simple, took a Tracked 48 to our local sorting office (the "sevice point") and the manager didnt know diddly squat about it - had no idea that they couldn't go direct to the Post Office branch. He never scanned anything either, I had to prompt him to give me a receipt which he hand wrote out.

When you buy the postage online it clearly tells you NOT to take it to the PO, only the "service point" i.e. the sorting office.

Wouldn't be surprised if this was all down to the debacle of an I.T. system the PO have, Horizon - plenty been written about that over the years, most notably in Private Eye.
Edited by: "meherenow" 5th Jul
My personal opinion is £2.90 from ebay second class is better price. I understand they cover £20 and this covers £100 but still not worth.
Enriquet05/07/2019 08:35

Is for international as well ?

cant believe that question!
Why would you choose this when you can send second class signed for up to 2kg for £3.90 (£3.95 if bought from the post office) which includes a signature and £50 compensation? I guess if you need the extra compensation amount but otherwise standard second class signed for has this beat by both price and convenience.
I stopped using royal mail since seeing in the t&c that they wont payout if they lose a parcel unless you have a receipt this includes ebay items as well instead they give you a book of stamps. So even if you use the correct postage with compensation and they lose it your stuffed at least hermes accept ebay listing
Savingsmad05/07/2019 11:31

Still better than myherpes


Time to schedule that doctors appointment bud.
coldpop05/07/2019 11:33

I’ve been sending up to 100 parcels a week with Myhermes since they s …I’ve been sending up to 100 parcels a week with Myhermes since they started up years ago. They’ve lost 3 packages in that entire time and compensated me fully. This maybe higher insurance but it’s higher cost. If you’re sending one package it may be ok, but for multiple, the extra is not worth the minuscule chance of loss.


Only use Hemes for heavy low value items, the amount they charge for insurance is extortionate for me its about 3% of the value of the item, my argument us that why should I insure stuff against their staff taking or breaking it.
david_wavid05/07/2019 11:44

Plus the extensive process of showing that your item is worth the amount …Plus the extensive process of showing that your item is worth the amount with receipts etc with Royal Mail.


Even more hassle with Hermes, the last item of mine they lost was insured for £100, I provided eBay receipt for the money, they the cheeky b%%&£#@s found it in my purchases and offered me what I paid. Got them beat now though have separate buying and selling accounts
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