Royal Mail provides a wide variety of services to retailers, with everything from basic shipping to more secure, trackable options. Cloud Commerce Pro offers seamless Royal Mail integration to find you the best shipping option every time. Simply enter a few details about the item you are shipping, and our Shipping Automation feature will find you the most appropriate service.
Domestic Royal Mail Services
First Class Mail offers a great combination of speed and value for money. 93% of 1st class parcels are delivered the next working day, and prices are the same anywhere in the UK. Furthermore, this service can be used for any parcel under 20kg, but prices vary according to size and weight.
Second Class Mail is great for those on a budget, with most items delivered within two to three working days. Although it includes compensation cover up to £20, it is not suitable for valuable items which, as a result should be sent via Special Delivery.
Like First Class, Signed For First Class will usually arrive the next working day. It comes with the added security of a signature on arrival, allowing you to prove the item has arrived. This can be checked online using a reference number.
Similarily, Signed for Second Class has the same delivery aim as Second Class Mail, but with the security of a signature. In addition, all signed for services come with insurance up to £50 too.
The Tracked 24 service from Royal Mail has a one-day (24 hour) delivery aim. It allows you to check the status of your parcel online and change your options before delivery is attempted. SMS and email notifications are also available too.
For valuable and time-sensitive items in particular, Royal Mail Sameday guarantees delivery on the same day as dispatch. In addition, the Sameday service also includes real-time satellite tracking & email delivery confirmation.
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed is the only service that guarantees delivery by 9am the next working day. Also, there is also £50 compensation cover and a Saturday option for an extra charge.
Parcelforce is a great choice for more specialised deliveries. It provides better value for larger or more valuable items, as well as urgent international parcels. The Parcelforce Globalexpress service offers fully tracked, next day deliveries to USA, Canada and Europe.
There are many other couriers on the market, and Cloud Commerce Pro integrates with all of them. From DPD to DHL, Fedex to MyHermes, we’ll help you automate your preferred delivery services to optimise order fulfilment.