What can you Frank?
Size and weight formats for UK mail
The amount you pay depends simply on the size and weight of the item you are planning to post. Below given is the table from ©Royal Mail’s website for your reference. Use the table below to work out which format your item falls into.
|Format||Examples||Max weight||Max length||Max width||Max thickness|
|Letter||Greetings cards, personal letters, postcards, bills||100g||24cm||16.5cm||5mm|
|Large Letter||A4 documents, certificates, magazines, CD or DVD in case, some large greeting cards with badges||750g||35.3cm||25cm||2.5cm|
|Small Parcel||Ladies boots, portable speakers, winter puffer coat, desk lamp||2kg||45cm||35cm||16cm|
|Medium Parcel||Gifts, shoes, heavy or bulky items||20kg||61cm||46cm||46cm|
For tube-shaped items, the length of the item plus twice the diameter must not exceed 104cm, with the greatest dimension being no more than 90cm.
Parcels greater in size than 61cm x 46cm x 46cm or heavier than 20kg can be sent using Parcelforce services which include tracking and are guaranteed.
Don’t pay more than you need to
You might consider folding your A4 document in half to fit into a C5 envelope. This would bring it down to the letter format, as long as it is still less than 5mm thick.