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Royal mail special delivery Saturday guaranteed online order cheaper than post office @ royal mail

Posted 22nd Feb 2018Edited by:"MrSwitch"

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Right guys, found this out a few months ago.
If you go in to a post office on a Friday and ask to send a parcel special delivery Saturday guaranteed it would cost you £10.74 to send a small parcel.
But if you use royal mails online postage it only costs up to £8.55, £7.25 if its under 400g.
Now I've done this 6 times since and everytimr it's got there the next day.
So if you send a lot of parcels and use royal mail specifically which I do as it covers me for up to £500, then this is a nice saving.
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This is NOT Saturday guaranteed that you're buying online - it's just the ordinary service, at exactly the same price you'd pay at a Post Office.

"Guaranteed Saturday delivery is available as an add-on to the Special Delivery™ service for the urgent items you post on Friday.Guaranteed Saturday delivery ensures that your item is delivered to the recipient by 1pm on Saturday. In the unlikely event that your item is not delivered on time, we'll refund your money. When adding on Saturday Delivery, VAT at standard rate will be added to the basic cost, then an extra fee of £3. Customers need to post items at a Post Office®."

From the Royal Mail website. So actually, it's cheaper online for one reason only - you're not paying for (or getting) guaranteed Saturday delivery. You're just getting the standard next day service with no guaranteed Saturday delivery.

Chances are it will get delivered on the Saturday - but you'd have exactly the same chance if you took the package to the Post Office. At the Post Office you can buy Guaranteed Saturday Delivery - online you simply cannot.
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