Royal Mail 'Bigger Size Small Parcel' 45x35x16cm up to 2kg From £2.80 Till 18th January 2015
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Royal Mail 'Bigger Size Small Parcel' 45x35x16cm up to 2kg From £2.80 Till 18th January 2015

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Found 22nd Sep 2014
Had an email from Royal Mail
From £2.80 Till 18th January 2015
Bigger Size Small parcel 45x35x16cm up to 2kg

What will fit in a Small Parcel?
These are some of the items that you will be able to send in our new Small Parcel size: coffee machine, ladies boots, portable speakers, winter puffa coat, desk lamp.
From 20th October 2014

Offer price is for 2nd Class ONLY
- simon-c

211 Comments

I read this rather differently but it wasn't at all clear. I thought the size change was permanent but the price change was temporary.

The competition is obviously hitting their business

Right, so it's a Christmas period promotion....20th October - 18th January. You can send a larger package for the same price as what is currently a considered a 'small' package.

Will continue to pay more to use alternatives. myHermes have been great for me. Royal Mail are starting to suffer because they didn't look after their customers. Won't be getting me back.

Couldn't have done this last week when it cost me £8 to send something. Grr.

They are only doing this as so many are using my Hermes or parcels2go etc who have charge prices like this for months.

Royal Mail are a complete rip off and keep putting the price up, whilst others come down.

Just don't understand why Royal Mail dont wake up and smell the coffee. Their pricing up of parcels is a shambles, so many variations. They should learn a lesson of two and have a price structure like My Hermes or Collect + and a simple straight forward website to log onto pay and produce stamps/labels. I'm fed up waiting in line at the Post Office counter while someone with lots of parcels weighs them out sticks the stamps on and takes ages to pay.

Still no proof of delivery (in this option) so loads "goes missing"...

bzar

The competition is obviously hitting their business



Fantastic news...

amazing offer

Also love myhermes

banita

Still no proof of delivery (in this option) so loads "goes missing"...



You can get "Proof of Postage" on any Royal Mail item. You mean Recorded/Special Delivery which is something else altogether...

banita

Still no proof of delivery (in this option) so loads "goes missing"...


u can have it but on premium products

Not really fair comparisons, myhermes chose not to deliver to some uk residents, royal mail can't. Also royal mail has to pay workers a proper wage.

I thought I was clear by saying "in this option" - comparing it to myHermes is like comparing apples and oranges ...

m5rcc

You can get "Proof of Postage" on any Royal Mail item. You mean … You can get "Proof of Postage" on any Royal Mail item. You mean Recorded/Special Delivery which is something else altogether...



You've read it wrong.

Ralph888

Just don't understand why Royal Mail dont wake up and smell the coffee. … Just don't understand why Royal Mail dont wake up and smell the coffee. Their pricing up of parcels is a shambles, so many variations. They should learn a lesson of two and have a price structure like My Hermes or Collect + and a simple straight forward website to log onto pay and produce stamps/labels. I'm fed up waiting in line at the Post Office counter while someone with lots of parcels weighs them out sticks the stamps on and takes ages to pay.



You can do that with royal mail, or stick on stamps and drop off. They do have a simple price structure for parcels
Edited by: "davidian84" 22nd Sep 2014

banita

Still no proof of delivery (in this option) so loads "goes missing"...



last year I sent my nephew gta5 via royalmail signed for, never arrived and no signature was recorded, they seem nt me 6 first class stamps as compensation, I was down £38 release price, they told me I should have used special delivery and I was lucky to even recieve the stamps. The "royal" needs to be removed from them.

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 22nd Sep 2014

this is still a very good deal from Royal Mail even tho the rest of it is still a rip off

Just to be clear
Used to be
45x35x8cm or 35x25x16cm
now its 45x35x16cm

Its £2.80 for 0-1kg and £3.80 for 1-2kg but til 18/1/15 its £2.80 for both (2nd class)

I had a parcel go missing. I had proof of posting. Asked for a claim form, sent it off with a print out of the sale details from Ebay - and got the full £20 purchase price and the postage back

POWYSWALES

last year I sent my nephew gta5 via royalmail signed for, never arrived … last year I sent my nephew gta5 via royalmail signed for, never arrived and no signature was recorded, they seem nt me 6 first class stamps as compensation, I was down £38 release price, they told me I should have used special delivery and I was lucky to even recieve the stamps. The "royal" needs to be removed from them.



They offer stamps at first you just need to say no and they will offer you up to £50

Just like BT its all about profit and shareholders, customer care/service comes last.

POWYSWALES

last year I sent my nephew gta5 via royalmail signed for, never arrived … last year I sent my nephew gta5 via royalmail signed for, never arrived and no signature was recorded, they seem nt me 6 first class stamps as compensation, I was down £38 release price, they told me I should have used special delivery and I was lucky to even recieve the stamps. The "royal" needs to be removed from them.



I find your story hard to believe. I also lost an item once after sending it recorded delivery and got back what I paid for the item. As long as you have a receipt for the item and its value is below their max compensation level then they will fully refund you.
Edited by: "dz1" 22nd Sep 2014

Cold. They are still more expensive than myhermes when you add proof of delivery, which is already included with myhermes.

Banned

Another vote for myhermes here. Used them loads over the last year sending over a hundred parcels and I've only recently had 3 go missing. I found their customer service to be good as well and I'm just waiting for refunds for those missing items.

I also don't have to be there when they collect so can just leave my items in a safe place which is really convenient as I work during the day.

I personally find Royal Mail a rip off. Prices aren't ever transparent and it's a nightmare trying to have a rough idea of how much your postage is going to cost. Also, when you visit a post office all they try and do is up sell and scaremonger you in to buying a service you don't really want. Also, I don't need a new mortgage I came in to post something so stop asking!!

Can you even trust Royal Mail these days, dailymail.co.uk/new…tml if it was not for the risk of employes stealing mail we would not need to pay extra for recorded/signed for mail.

dz1

I find your story hard to believe. I also lost an item once after sending … I find your story hard to believe. I also lost an item once after sending it recorded delivery and got back what I paid for the item. As long as you have a receipt for the item and its value is below their max compensation level then they will fully refund you.


Maybe they were trying to cut down there compensation costs, I could list story's like this all day dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

Cold. Still more expensive than walking over and delivering it by hand. Troll.

dz1

You've read it wrong.



Don't think I have. You wrote "Still no proof of delivery (in this option)" - which is wrong. Proof of postage is free on any non-Signed For/Special Delivery option...

m5rcc

Don't think I have. You wrote "Still no proof of delivery (in this … Don't think I have. You wrote "Still no proof of delivery (in this option)" - which is wrong. Proof of postage is free on any non-Signed For/Special Delivery option...



Proof of postage, and proof of delivery are 2 separate things altogether. I understood what he meant and I think you might just be being a touch pedantic.

m5rcc I think you got bit lost oO

Too little too late for me Royal Mail, your greed caught up with you, too late to backtrack, Hermes and Collect plus all the way for me now.

I'd rather use Hermes too as they get signatures a lot without having to pay extra and it puts the scammers off trying to get free stuff.

banita

m5rcc I think you got bit lost oO



I use the Post Office daily and always ask for "Proof of Postage" on anything that's worth £20 or less. So I repeat, your statement is incorrect...

GILLFREEBIE

I had a parcel go missing. I had proof of posting. Asked for a claim … I had a parcel go missing. I had proof of posting. Asked for a claim form, sent it off with a print out of the sale details from Ebay - and got the full £20 purchase price and the postage back



It's not always that easy though,sometimes they contact the person who is claiming the item never arrived and inevitably they ignore RM as a lot of claims are false so they obviously don't want to admit to fraud,they don't reply so RM advise they must have the parcel as they haven't confirmed they haven't got it,in turn you get diddly squat.
Edited by: "Domthedonkey" 22nd Sep 2014

my statement was about proof of DELIVERY not postage

m5rcc

Don't think I have. You wrote "Still no proof of delivery (in this … Don't think I have. You wrote "Still no proof of delivery (in this option)" - which is wrong. Proof of postage is free on any non-Signed For/Special Delivery option...



Proof of you posting an item that's all,no proof it arrived.

Ralph888

I'm fed up waiting in line at the Post Office counter while someone with … I'm fed up waiting in line at the Post Office counter while someone with lots of parcels weighs them out sticks the stamps on and takes ages to pay.



m5rcc

I use the Post Office daily and always ask for "Proof of Postage" on … I use the Post Office daily and always ask for "Proof of Postage" on anything that's worth £20 or less.





I also use it daily but do all that at home ,just pop in and drop off parcels ... to see angry faces of ppl like you queening - priceless ...
Edited by: "banita" 22nd Sep 2014

My Hermes all the way for me. Quick to print label off and just drop off at local shop no queing at the useless and always busy post office. And always cheaper the RM
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