Can You Put Franked Mail In A Post Box?

If you wish to send your franked mail in a regular post box, you are required to use Royal Mail Metered Posting Envelopes (commonly referred to as low volume posting envelopes). Metered posting envelopes can be easily acquired by your franking machine supplier and they can be used to place up to 30 franked mail items into one metered posting envelope!. Here at Mailcoms we supply our own range of approved metered posting envelopes. View our range of Approved Metered Posting Envelopes here.

Approved Metered Posting Envelopes

If you wish to send other franked mail items, e.g. anything else that cannot fit into a metered posting envelope, you will have to use a business mail post box, a mail centre or visit your local Post Office. Alternatively, there are some parcel post boxes randomly located around the UK to help small businesses send parcels easier. So if one of these are located near you, use them. Find out more about Royal Mail Parcel Postboxes here.

Where can you post franked mail?

Post Offices, Royal Mail Delivery offices, Mail Centres and Business Post Boxes are the four places you can post your franked mail. If you are posting 30 items or less, that can fit into a approved metered posting envelope, you can use normal post boxes.

For businesses that send larger volumes of mail daily, you can use a business collection arrangement with Royal Mail which can be setup with the Royal Mail. With this business collection service the Royal Mail comes to you with one-off collection or regular weekday collection options available. If you spend over £16,500 a year you will even qualify for free collection.

Price per annum (exc. VAT)Time of collection
Annual spend with Royal Mail less than £16,500
Weekday collection£787Allocated by Royal Mail
Timed weekday collection£1,792Chosen by you
Saturday collection£246Allocated by Royal Mail
Timed Saturday collection£479Chosen by you
Annual spend with Royal Mail less than £16,500
Weekday collectionFREEMutually agreed by Royal Mail and you
Single collection£14.58 (one-off fee, exc. VAT)Allocated by Royal Mail

A Mailmark franking machine can help massively when sending your mail. They can even help with receiving automatic postage rate updates. If you are interested in getting a franking machine or upgrading to a Mailmark franking machine with even lower prices available, then please view our franking machine page here or call us today on 01543 572 776.