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Royal mail "special delivery": prices et requirements

What is Royal Mail?

Royal Mail is a postal operator/carrier in the United Kingdom. Royal Mail was a public service until October 15, 2013, when the British government launched the company on the London Stock Exchange. Royal Mail is a reliable and fast parcel delivery service within the UK and worldwide as well.

They have multiple well known offers: from "Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm" to "Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am" or even "Royal Mail Signed For".

If you want to send a Royal Mail parcel, you can go to your local post office or sign up for an account with an online parcel shipping services comparator.

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What is a "special delivery" service?

Special delivery” is a shipping service by Royal mail that offers to deliver your parcel at your address before 9am or 1pm the next-day. You need to pay a supplement when sending a parcel to get this shipping options and to receive your expedited parcel in a very short time (using mail express: express shipping, express delivery...). Using Royal Mail Special Delivery is a way to guarantee next-day delivery for your valuable items.

Secursus and royal mail special delivery

Secursus is an online shipping insurance that covers all your shipments, up to £90,000 per parcel. We do insure your package from the beginning to the end of the shipping process. Sending a special delivery parcel does not mean that you will be free from potential damage, loss or theft! This is why Secursus is the best way to secure your package, especially the valuable ones.

What does Secursus insurance cover? We do cover your item in case of:

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Our shipping insurance covers levels flexible between £01.00 and £90,000. Moreover, the cost of our insurance is the same for all destinations (please make sure to have a look at the countries excluded in our insurance’s scope that you will find on our website and for everyone (business, private seller, private individual…).

Our online shipping insurance include high-value items! Indeed, we have decided to provide insurance for almost every product and object, including unusual goods such as luxury watches, luxury, leatherworking or works of art for example.

Our insurance provides a tailor made and 100% adaptable service : our goal is to help our clients as much as we can: we want our clients to get what they need in terms of service and we tailor to your particular case in terms of cover and needs. So please feel free to contact us to get a tailor made service (same day delivery, overnight delivery, last-mile delivery, and delivery options (proof-of-delivery, if needed!).

Royal mail special delivery: two services

Royal mail special delivery by 9am :

Features of the Royal mail special delivery by 9am :

  • Full tracking of your tracked packet (track your parcel using online tracking and track-trace)
  • Signature on delivery
  • Guaranteed delivery next day by 9am or your money back
  • Compensation cover up to £50

What options are offered when using Royal Mail special delivery by 9am?

  • Guaranteed Saturday delivery for an extra fee
  • Additional compensation available up to £2.500

Note that : with the special delivery service by 9am from Royal mail the maximum weight authorized will be 2kg. Moreover, you can only buy Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am in a Post Office branch.

You will find all the pricing details about Special Delivery here !

Royal mail special delivery by 1pm:

Features of the Royal mail special delivery by 1pm :

  • Tracking to delivery point
  • Signature on delivery
  • Guaranteed next working day - or get your money back
  • SMS or email notification of delivery day
  • Online delivery confirmation with GPS map

What options are offered when using Royal Mail special delivery by 1pm?

  • Saturday delivery
  • Compensation covering up to £2.500
  • Consequential loss cover up to a maximum of £10.000
  • Use Local Collect to offer click & collect options at 10,000 Post Offices and 1,200 Customer Service Points
  • Use Age Verification and ID Verification services for extra peace of mind that your item arrives in the right hands

Note that : With the special delivery service from Royal mail the maximum weight authorized will be 20kg.

Moreover, the royal mail special delivery service by 1pm is only available for people owning a Business Parcels Account. The Business Parcels Account is for customers that send a minimum of 20 items per week. In order to get a Business Parcel Accounts at Royal mail you have to contact them (03457 950950) and set it up with them directly.

You will find more information about Royal Mail Special Delivery prices here !

Does royal mail special delivery deliver on Sundays?

Royal Mail delivery has recently started delivering some parcels on Sunday. Royal Mail wanted to achieve a seven-days-a-week delivery market. So at the moment, they are still in a trial phase but yes, the Royal mail special delivery can deliver on Sundays.

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