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Sending stuff has suddenly got expensive hasn;t it?

(8 Posts)
ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 02-Apr-13 19:46:01

Today's new charges seem exorbitant.


A buyer introduced me to Collect+ last week, seems like the way forward for parcels.

lljkk Tue 02-Apr-13 19:48:39

I was pleasantly surprised how small most of my postage rises had to be, and some items even reduced.

Larger items will be tricky, agree.

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 02-Apr-13 20:02:37

Ahha, I've only looked at the cost for a larger item. I'm sure it's gone up from £5.30 to £6.30 which seems excessive.

The new pricing structure on size I think is abit clunky and awkward.

Havingkitties Wed 03-Apr-13 09:54:58

Try myHermes too, good for low eight but bulkier items - £3 to drop at store or £3.30 for them to collect it if less than 1kg. Imagine no post office queues if you use a courier! Recently used it to send a towel as would fit into the bulkier more expensive category for Royal Mail but doesn't actually weight that much.

Surely Royal Mail is going to lose a lot of business to courier firms?

INeedThatForkOff Wed 03-Apr-13 17:12:16

I had a shock today - I always post 2nd class recorded, which was £3.15. Today, because my parcels were deemed too wide, it was £6.30. I didn't post and will have to repackage. Still 55p more.

lljkk Wed 03-Apr-13 19:42:29

Is it too big for Collect plus to take, INTFO?

INeedThatForkOff Wed 03-Apr-13 19:58:09

I'm going to go with Collect+, thanks.

Are Royal Mail deliberately trying to discourage private customers? hmm

lljkk Wed 03-Apr-13 20:21:39

Somewhere I read (not that online anonymous gossip is reliable, but) supposedly Royal Mail are trying to position themselves as the leading parcel delivery service & they genuinely think this is the way to do it. They did run a big consultation last year (reputedly).

I guess I've heard stranger things.

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