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|As a general guide, below is the 'usual' charge for Royal Mai's service. It is not the fixed price. Once the complete order is known, the packed goods are weighed and costed out by
using Royal Mail's Price Finder facility. Prices stated here do not include any of the Signed services (info for this further down this section).
The Signed For Service is not included within this chart. This is added when deemed necessary. This is £1 for UK residents,. £5 all other places. You are able to approximate the cost yourself here
No 'Shipping' is employed here: just Van and Aeroplane :)
UK Air Mail is equivalent to USA's 'Priority'.: standard Air Mail !
1 x 7" Single Record...
2 x 7" Single Records..
3 x 7" Single Records.
4 x 7" Single records.
1 x LP Record..
2 x LP Records..
3 x LP Records.
4 x LP Records
78 rpm Record **...
1 x Annual....
2 x Annuals...
Sheet Music, Fliers
(same rate for "2 +)
The three destination rates cover a broad area, so as to give an idea as to costs worldwide. Remember, is a guide only.
The general guide costs quoted do not include any of the "signed for" services. Any orders that have a total value of £50 or more will have to be posted insured. This will be included in the calculated
"Total To Pay" email.
The above rates will include "Proof Of Posting" (automatically covers £41), and SECURE packaging. Note that "Jiffy bags", padded envelopes, or those flimsy card envelopes for LP's are not employed! This
is a first class service: nothing is sent out via 2nd Class!
Double albums weigh as 2 LP's. LP's with gatefold sleeves incur a + £1 to Int. orders.
Post Office's rates increase over 1 KG, hence the higher charge for 3+ LPs. See further down for information regarding orders weighing-in at 2+ kilos.
** 78 rpm discs::£1.50 material costs for the secure packaging will be added to the total.
Re non-UK Residents: 5 or more 78's will weigh over 2KG with the packaging, thus would
have to posted via PARCEL FORCE. Their International rates are now expensive, so to justify costs, please either select 4 discs, or 7+
If ordering several books via the telephone, in most instances these will have to be pulled from stock and weighed prior to the postage cost being quoted.
Unless it is requested otherwise, the International "Signed For" is not employed on low priced orders** (£14 ~ £50), thus £5.25 to £7.50p is saved by the client on postage costs. A "proof of
posting" will be obtained instead. nb. This option is not applicable to any orders when payment is to be made via PayPa1.
**Re residents of ITALY, SPAIN,: RUSSIA ETC: irrespective of value, orders will be dispatched with the Signed For' service only (i.e. none sent Proof of Posting).
Note that whatever the order is for, the minimum charge for p&p is £1.50p.
For your own convenience and reference,
Royal Mail's Price Finder (Calculator) is available here
To be on the side of caution, allow around 400 grams for the packaging.
(average is usually 250)
Orders are dispatched employing the following available services:
'Proof of Posting' (£39)
'Recorded Delivery' (£39)
'Special Delivery' (£2,500)
'Parcel Compensation' (£500)
Outside the UK
"International Signed For" to most countries, including
Canada and the USA (covers £41 only) for an extra £5.00
This is not usually necessary on nominal orders of £14 ~ £45
'Global Priority' (£2000)
'Airsure' on Printed Matter (£500)
Enhanced insurance is now £7.50p. Value allowed depends on destination.
USA, Canada, Japan. (£500)
"International Registered" to Europe (£2,000)~ not available for USA or Canada
"Parcel Compensation" - International; incl. USA & Canada (£500)
Amount (£) stated in each case is maximum cover permitted by the Post Office.
GLOBAL PRIORITY with the P.O. can insure to Europe, USA, Canada,
and some other countries, and will insure to the value of £2,000.
But please note that a standard package will cost around £60.
|The PARCEL FORCE INTERNATIONAL charges are not cheap. Therefore, if the order placed is for 2 or more items that have a total weight of over 2KG, where possible, the order will be split
into two or more packages, and sent via Royal Mail. The customer will be notified of this on the "Total To Pay" email, including the calculations of both services, so that a comparison can be made.
Additional info for non-UK orders:
If the total order is over 2KG, and the destination is to be outside of the United Kingdom, a price comparison by three different postal companies will be made. This is to make savings for the customer, not the seller. However,
please note that if a saving is to be made, but the actual value order is less than £40, a charge of £4 is requested to cover the administration (can take 30 ~ 45 minutes if all the client's data requested is not readily
available), and the printing and lamination of the labels.
The AIRSURE service is economical (in comparison to normal charges!) for sending
orders overseas that weigh over 2KG and that need to be insured for up to £500.
Information on the delivery duration period for International orders here.