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Opt for speed and security for last minute international postage (and getaways!) this summer

Tips • 28th Jun, 18 • 0 Comments



If like us, you’ve just been on or are planning a weekend getaway or long vacation, this blog is just for you! Franking can be a real time-saver, especially if you’re in a rush and forgot to send an important document or parcel overseas before you jet off on holiday. Did you know that Royal Mail provides a last minute international postal service? We like to keep you up to date on the latest postal news and provide expert advice on how to best manage your postage, so keep reading for our top tips on sending postage overseas.


Utilise Royal Mail’s overseas services

All of Royal Mail’s overseas services are completely reliable and will keep your postage safe and secure for last minute delivery to Europe within 3-5 working days and worldwide within 5-7 working days. Royal Mail offer three international tracking and signature services, which guarantee speed and safety for your postage;

  • International tracked – this service is perfect for sending valuable goods with five points of tracking after dispatch and an online confirmation upon delivery.
  • International signed – your postage will be tracked thoroughly until it leaves the UK and will not be delivered without a signature.
  • International tracked and signed – this combination service provides full beginning to end tracking coverage of your postage as well as signature upon delivery and an online confirmation sent straight to you.


Waste not with franking

Save time, cut costs and be mail-efficient with franking! It’s great that Royal Mail offer speedy, last minute postal services for your postage, however, on a tight deadline you need to prepare your postage quickly too. Frank your mail with speeds of up to 1,800 letters per hour (depending on the model), this is much more productive and time-efficient than applying stamps by hand – allow franking to lift the stress of preparing your mail on a tight deadline.


Go digital, choose Mailmark

Mailmark franking, if you are not already aware, generates a 2D barcode which speeds up the process of delivery, allows tracking coverage that you can monitor and adds another level of security to your mail. Discover more on the benefits of franking in the digital age in our blog.


Stay up to date for even more convenience

Make things even easier for yourself with franking machine add-ons such as the Navigator Plus postage software and control your franking machine from a PC or tablet! You needn’t complete last minute tasks in a rush, simply use the available adds ons and upgrades to save even more time and worries if you happen to be running late again and you can complete it from the comfort of your PC or tablet.


Learn how to relax if you are short for time with a time-efficient franking machine and Royal Mail’s speedy and secure services. For more information on the postage requirements for Royal Mail international deliveries click here and if you’d like help to find the right postage solution for your business as well as a no obligation quote, simply call our friendly, knowledgeable team at FP Mailing L&C on 01925 820 638 or complete our contact form here; we’ll be happy to help.

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