Royal Mail have just started a promotion on parcel prices (online only unfortunately).
From their mailshot today:
You can now send a Medium Parcel between 2kgs and 5kgs for £6.29* Between 17th July and 16th October the online price to send a 2nd Class Medium Parcel has reduced to £6.29 from £13.75.
2nd Class Signed For, Medium Parcels now cost £7.29, reduced from £14.75.
*2nd Class Medium Parcels purchased online (61cms, 46cms, 46cms). 2kgs to 5kgs. Available online only from 17/07/17 to 16/10/17.
I’d like to send more stuff RM but when it’s £14 to send an item worth £20 RM, or £6 MyHermes, it’s just not justifiable. This is more comparable.
I’m guessing it’s a pilot to see if they can get more of the “eBay and people flogging bike bits” business and keep it profitable by competing more on price with the low-cost couriers. Let’s hope they can!