Discount Postage Rates

Receiving Discount Postage Rates

One of the first places we look when reducing the cost of your direct mail campaign is the cost of postage.

Royal Mail offer a huge range of discounted postal services. Centreprint are here to help you to choose the most appropriate and cost effective postal service.

To receive Royal Mail discount postage rates requires the mail to be pre-sorted and produced to very strict guidelines which allow the mail to be read easily and quickly by Royal  Mail sorting machines.

Using our sophisticated software with our own tried and tested quality control methods, Centreprint consistently achieve the standards required to earn the MAXIMUM Royal Mail postage discounts available.

All Royal Mail postage costs are charged by us at cost. We don’t make a profit on Royal Mail postage so you can be sure that we are passing on the full Royal Mail discount postage rates to you.

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Take a look at some of the UK discount postage rates on offer:

Mailing Quantity Mail Service 1st class 2nd class Economy (4 day)
500 – 999 letters Business Mail (Unsorted OCR) 56p 30p n/a
250 – 750 large letters (<100g) Business Mail 81.8p 64.9p n/a
1000 – 3999 letters Advertising Mail Unsorted 45.4p 27.4p n/a
1000+ Large Letters Advertising Mail Low Sort OCR 58.7p 32.8p 28.3p
4000+ Letters Advertising Mail Low Sort OCR 41.3p 22.2p 19.9p
4000 + Mailing Cards Advertising Mail Low Sort Barcode 42p 22.6p 20.15p

*Prices valid for mailings posted after 03/01/2017. Royal Mail prices are expected to rise around January 2018


Advertising Mail prices assume that the mailing is promoting the use of a product or service. Advertising Mail Prices do not apply to bill and statement mailings, magazine subscriptions or other non-advertising communications. All prices assume that the mail piece is compliant with Royal Mail OCR or Barcode requirements.

All postage prices are subject to VAT at the current rate. An un-discounted VAT exempt service is available for non-VAT registered organisations. ASBOF levy has been included where applicable.

DSA (Downstream Access)

We may recommend the use of a Downstream Access service via our DSA providers if we feel that this will be more cost effective for your mailing.

Barcoded mail services may not be available for Business to Business mailings.

Business Mail and Advertising Mail items must be produced according to strict Royal Mail guidelines. Centreprint Print & Mail are accredited to produce mailings to these guidelines earning you the maximum postal discount available for your mailing.

Volume discounts are available on mailings of more than 10,000 large letters or 20,000 letters.

To discuss the cost of your next direct mail campaign and how we provide easy access Royal Mail discounts, call now on 01902 402693 or contact us here.

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