Preparing Your Post This Christmas
Ensuring that your letters and parcels all arrive to the correct destination safely and correctly is always a priority, especially during the festive period. View our handy tips and guides below to help ensure your mail gets to the correct destination safe and sound.
Wrapped & Packed
Always ensure that your mail is wrapped, packaged and addressed correctly so that damage is avoided. The Royal Mail processes mail via machinery which can occasionally result in damage to packaging. The Royal Mail will place any damaged goods into a bag, but to prevent damage your items should be packaged correctly. Follow the tips below for advice on wrapping and packaging your mail this Christmas.
– Use padded envelopes for sharp edges or odd shapes.
– Ensure outer containers are strong enough for their contents.
– Fragile items shouldn’t touch each other or the side of the container it is within.
– Fill containers with cushioning material, such as bubble wrap.
– Include a return address.
– Put your contact details on a piece of paper inside the item.
– Seal your items securely with tape along all edges, openings or potential openings.
– Use a “Fragile” sticker if need be.
Address Your Mail
The address should be clearly written on the front of your mail with a postcode always included (where possible). Be sure to use clearly labelled envelopes and include your return address if possible. A franking machine can apply your return address, along with a logo, every time you frank mail.
Get The Postage Right
Depending on what you are sending, the price will fluctuate. So please always check the size and weight of your mail before you even post it out. A surcharge is the last thing you wish to receive. A franking machine can ensure you always pay the correct price for your mail items so ensure you use this feature with your franking machine. For more information about size guides, visit here: https://www.mailcoms.co.uk/support_category/royal-mail-pricing-size-guide-help/
A franking machine can help you a lot this Christmas when sending your mail. 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.
We are a Royal Mail Authorised Independent Inspector & Maintainer of Franking Machines with over 20,000 customers nationwide and we can supply you with our very own range of models.