Royal Mail have put up their stamp prices, just 11 months after the last increase. They now charge £3.00 for a small first class parcel (e.g ten pairs of DreamGirl earplugs), or £2.60 Second Class. It’s a lot, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Once again, Snorestore has been forced to get creative and try to minimise the impact to you.
However, the miserable facts are these: we can’t absorb all the increase and have passed on some of it to you.
Better news: while Royal Mail have whacked their charges up by as much as 17.5% for small parcels and 7.5% for large letters, we’ve kept our price rises to around 5%. Next Working Day delivery costs the same as Royal Mail.
Even better news: we’ve reduced some postal charges by 20%, better to reflect the actual cost. So for example, the cost of posting a ten pair pack of LaserLite earplugs first class used to be £1.25. We’ve brought it down to £1. And of course, if you opt for second class, most items with a value of up to £14.95 have no delivery charges added at all.
Better news still: we’ve extended the cut-off time for dispatching orders the same day from 2pm to 3pm. Order by 3pm and you could still have your earplugs the next morning (if Royal Mail pull their fingers out that is).
One other point: until 2nd April any items posted with a value of up to £46 were automatically covered by Royal Mail’s insurance if they were lost or damaged in transit. Royal Mail have arbitrarily reduced this cover to just £20. Pathetic. As a result, if you order earplugs etc worth more than twenty quid, we could decide to send them to you in two or more packets.