Royal Mail Price Increase – No Thanks !

  • March 8, 2017
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You’ve probably seen in the news that there is a Royal Mail price increase happening on 27th March. Stamps look like going up just a percent or two, but the bit they are keeping out of the headlines is that parcels look like going up about 5%.

But we have GOOD NEWS !

Most of the services we use are contract-based, so the Royal Mail price increase doesn’t affect them. Instead, they are reviewed as each contract comes up for it’s anniversary. With luck, our volumes increase enough that they push us up a discount bracket. That way, we don’t see a significant price change.

So on 27th March, you will see NO CHANGE to our post prices.

We’ll monitor the non-contract services we use (mostly large letters and low-value second class parcels), just to be sure there are no surprises. Our intention at this stage is to either absorb any increase rather than passing it on to you, or to send those types of order using contract services (e.g. Tracked 48) without changing your prices.

There is only one change we are thinking of making, which is to make Collect in Store telephone orders only. We’ve seen confusion because people see a zero price and think it just means free postage. They don’t spot that they have to come to us to get it !

You can see more details of our post prices at http://www.snmstuff.co.uk/pp-prices/