Royal Mail 24 / 48 : how much for parcels over 2Kg ?

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Justin Smith, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    That`s not Royal Mail 24/48 is it ? The latter is significantly cheaper that RM parcels.
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  2. Pish_Pash

    Pish_Pash UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Dunno...like I say, I find all Royal Mail product offerings baffling - from what I can gather "Click & Drop" is just a GUI/Interface that's used to produce the label, then once done, you upload everything to your OBA account? (might be wrong)
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2019 By: Pish_Pash Member since: Feb 1, 2013
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  3. Mr D

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    Its linked to OBA account, I can log in to OBA to pay invoices, check spending etc. And see invoices before I get the postal copy.
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  4. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I`ve been trying for ages to find out this info from the RM, various sources, none of them can help me other than to direct me to the price calculator, which is ridiculous. Nobody is going to fart about using a price calculator every time they want to know how much the carriage will cost. Now, if they can give prices (for RM24/48) for parcels (an objective size measurement) up to 2Kg without one having to manually check it in the price calculator, there is no reason why one should have to do that for stuff over 2Kg, EXCEPT, politically. What I mean by that is I suspect RM don`t quote for parcels over 2Kg, i.e. they don`t want to advertised the fact they take them, because that may be considered stepping into Parcelforce territory, their sister company. That is the only explanation which makes sense.
    Thus what we`ll have to do is mess about researching every weight using the price calculator (if I can understand how to use it ! ) then manually writing out footnotes to all our RM24/48 price lists !
    Ridiculous.
     
    Posted: Jul 9, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  5. Justin Smith

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    Posted: Jul 9, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  6. TheoNe

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    Posted: Jul 9, 2019 By: TheoNe Member since: Jul 6, 2019
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  7. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    It`s all exactly the same as for the prices I`ve already been quoted for RM24/48, except it`d be over 2Kg !
     
    Posted: Jul 9, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  8. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I have tried using the price calculator on the RM OBA page, as instructed by the RM, amd using CRL as the service description (= RM24/48), but it`s bringing up stupid prices, 3Kg would be £8.04 incl VAT, 4 Kg £9.56 !
    I thought hold on these are too expensive, let`s try 2Kg, and sure enough it brought up £4.98, which is far more than the £3.59 on our price list !
     
    Posted: Jul 9, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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