Royal Mail Shipping Guide

For your convenience, FutbolMarkt has put together this guide outlining Royal Mail's postage pricing as applicable to the types of parcels that we expect our sellers to rely on to mail out their products. Although the information on this page has been collected directly from the Royal Mail website, it is meant to serve as a guide only. For more exact information or any changes to services and prices please consult Royal Mail website at royalmail.com.

Royal Mail postage prices depend on the format of the package to be mailed. For footwear it is assumed that most sellers will ship them using Small Parcel as classified by the Royal Mail. Some of the apparel and memorabilia items could be sent using Large Letter, while larger game accessories or training equipment will require Large Parcel as shown below. Please make sure that your package meets the dimension requirements as shown below.

Large Letter

Royal Mail large letter size

Small Parcel

Royal Mail small parcel size

Large Parcel

Royal Mail  large parcel size

While Royal Mail offers a variety of postage services, this guide concentrates only on those services that we think are most relevant to our users: UK Signed, UK Standard and International.

UK Signed

UK Signed services offer a signature on delivery when you need extra peace of mind.

Royal Mail Signed For®         1st Class 2nd Class
Format Weight Price Price
Large Letter
  100g £2.21 £1.97
  500g £3.05 £2.61
  750g £3.79 £3.18
Small Parcel
  1kg £4.48 £3.90
  2kg £6.45 £3.90
Large Parcel
  1kg £6.35 £5.81
  2kg £9.26 £5.81
  5kg £16.85 £14.75
  10kg £22.90 £21.25
  20kg £34.40 £29.55

UK Standard

UK Standard services offer a range of reliable delivery options for your non-valuable items.

Royal Mail Standard         1st Class 2nd Class
Format Weight Price Price
Large Letter
  100g £1.01 77p
  500g £1.85 £1.41
  750g £2.59 £1.98
Small Parcel
  1kg £3.48 £2.90
  2kg £5.45 £2.90
Large Parcel
  1kg £5.35 £4.81
  2kg £8.26 £4.81
  5kg £15.85 £13.75
  10kg £21.90 £20.25
  20kg £33.40 £28.55

As a seller you may decide to offer European or international postage. In that case, make sure to set up appropriate shipping options for you store  - the process to do so can be found here. You can then use the following table to estimate shipping costs to your destinations.

International Standard         Europe World Zone 1 World Zone 1
    Weight     Price Price Price
Large Letter
  100g £2.65 £3.25 £3.40
  500g £4.35 £6.50 £6.90
  750g £5.20 £8.35 £8.90
Small Parcel
  750g £7.60 £11.30 £12.05
  1g £8.50 £13.35 £14.10
  1.25g £9.20 £14.25 £15.20
  1.5g £10.25 £15.65 £16.90
  1.75g £10.95 £16.75 £18.25
  2g £11.25 £17.45 £19.20

Notes on International Parcels

According to Royal Mail, the maximum international small parcel dimensions differ from UK small parcel dimensions. The length plus width plus depth should be no greater than 900mm, with the longest side should be no greater than 600mm. Where parcels are being sent outside the EU, please ensure you complete a CN22 or CN23 customs declaration. Royal Mail also offers a range of international tracking and signature services depending on the destination country. For more information  or if your product exceeds weighs and dimensions specified, visit royalmail.com/international website.


Last Updated: April 28, 2019

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