Despite the advances of modern technology, the postal network still thrives in the UK and serves both businesses and individuals.
How do I send mail in the UK?
The postal service is run by the Royal Mail. Envelopes and stamps can be bought from many high street shops, such as W H Smith, and newsagents. Post boxes are located outside post offices and on most residential streets. Letters can be put in a post box with the correct number of stamps but if your parcel is too large, or you do not know how many stamps you need, you should go to a post office.
How much does it cost?
Because of the range of items it is possible to send, Royal Mail prices vary widely. It is possible to send letters and packages first class, to arrive within one working day, second class, to arrive within three working days, special delivery, guaranteed by either 9am or 1pm the next working day, or by airmail. Prices also vary depending on the size and weight of your item. To see the full price breakdown, visit www.royalmail.com
Where do I send my mail from?
Small items with the correct number of stamps can be posted through a post box. Larger items will have to be posted at a post office. These can be found frequently, and there is normally 56 one or more post offices in every town or village.