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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. This is added when deemed
You are able to approximate the cost yourself
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.
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 business, therefore, nothing is
sent out via 2nd Class!
Double albums weigh as 2 LP's. LP's
with gatefold sleeves incur a + £1 to International 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+
** 78 rpm records: £1.50
material costs for the secure packaging will be added to the
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
Unless it is requested otherwise, the
International "Signed For" is not employed on low priced
orders** (£14 ~ £50), thus £5 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.
residents of ITALY:
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
For your own
convenience and reference,
Royal Mail's Price Finder (Calculator)
is available here
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To be on the side of caution, allow around 400 grams for the packaging.
Disclaimer: cannot be held responsible for RM's facilities
being unavailable from time-to-time!
Orders are dispatched employing the following available services:
'Proof of Posting' (£39)
'Recorded Delivery' (£39)
'Special Delivery' (£2,500)
'Parcel Compensation' (£500)
'Global Priority' (£2000)
'Airsure' on Printed Matter (£500)
Outside the UK
"International Signed For" to most countries,
Canada and the USA (covers £41 only) for an extra £5.00
This is not usually necessary on nominal orders of £14 ~ £45
Enhanced insurance is now £7.50p. Value allowed depends on
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.
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
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.
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.