How Much Does Postag


How Much Does Postage Cost?

The cost of postage in the UK can vary significantly depending on with which carrier you choose to send. The starting price of postage at UK Dispatch, for example, is £2.19 exc VAT, but other providers start at higher prices.

There are a number of factors that can have an effect on the cost of postage. These include:

  • The size of the parcel — the bigger the parcel you want to send, the more likely you are to pay a higher price to send it.
  • The selected destination — sending outside of the UK normally costs more than sending domestically, particularly countries outside the EU.
  • The chosen delivery speed — most of the time, you’ll get the cheapest delivery prices by selecting economy delivery speeds, though your parcels will get delivered more quickly on slightly more costly express services.

When do postage costs increase?

When ever there is a price increase on postage, it will most likely take place at the end of the financial year. That means prices can change around March or April.

Though Royal Mail regularly increase their postage costs at this time, courier comparison websites like UK Dispatch are able to negotiate with their couriers to keep postage prices low for customers. That’s how we’re able to offer consistently low prices even when Royal Mail prices increase.

How to calculate postage costs

You're able calculate your postage costs by getting a quote on our website based on your parcel’s size and destination.

You can use the quote form on our homepage to get one in seconds, or get an estimated cost by checking out our price guide here.