August 1, 2017

Mailmark Replaces CBC Mail Services – from 1st January 2018

Mailmark Postal Services the Only Option from January 2018

As your trusted Mailing House partner we would like to notify you of Royal Mail’ s confirmed withdrawal from access 70 CBC with effect from 1st January 2018.

Their intention to withdraw from this services was first announced in 2015 to allow additional time for companies to deploy the Mailmark barcode software. Romax was one of the first mailing houses authorised to produce Mailmark fully supported by DST (Down Stream Access) Suppliers.

After 31 December 2017 Romax will only provide Mailmark Services this is the cheapest form of postal service available and replaces the old CBC services. Should clients wish to continue with CBC then the following costs would apply to these services:

  • items declared as Access 70 CBC, we will charge for them at Access 70 prices
  • items declared as Access OCR and they contain a CBC barcode, your items must adhere to the OCR clear zones.

If you have any questions on how this announcement may affect you, please contact us for guidance.



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January 14, 2016

Are You Postage Discount Fit?

Are you gaining the correct postage discount for your bulk mailings? Are you Postage Fit?

Romax are pleased to announce Royal Mail’s forthcoming trial of ‘Advertising Mail Catalogue’, a new service option geared to customers who sell their products and services from a catalogue or a brochure and wish to ‘send more for less’.

The trial will take place from January 2016 to March 2017.

Postal Savings

The new pricing structure will be in five 10g increments between 100g – 150g for both letters and large letters. During the trial Royal Mail will assess whether this works for customers and encourages their commitment to larger printed catalogues.

If the trial is successful Royal Mail, will continue to offer the option after March 2017.

Content Criteria
To qualify for the catalogue option, your brochure must meet the following criteria:
  •  The mailing primarily comprises a list of goods and/or services, together with a description, image and price.
  •  The goods and/or services are sold directly from the page at the prices listed; and
  •  The editorial and content of the mailing is minimal.

Postal Savings

Is the annual postage increase
weighing heavy
on your mind?

Every year postal prices in the UK rise. The standard time for this is December and April. Typically, Royal Mail, who manage the wholesale or Down Stream Access (DSA) – ‘Final Mile’ delivery network, increase the cost to direct customers and DSA suppliers (those that access the network ‘down stream).

It is good business practice therefore to complete a regular review of your postal prices. Ideally annually to ensure that your postage discount levels are maximised.

There are numerous distributors that offer many levels of service across format and location.

This is an arduous task and requires a depth of knowledge of marketing, print, postal formats, mail service and distributors. 

 Why not ask Romax to look at
postage savings for you?

Our promise:

“to scour the market and negotiate competitive postage costs
and to offer expert advice.”

Robin Sumner, Managing Director

romax_logo_tag_blueRomax Marketing & Distribution, a Greenwich-London based company, provides a wide range of services in Direct Marketing for B2B and B2CDirect Mail, Data Management, Printing, Discount Postage and Membership Communication Services and Consultancy. Contact us: +44 (0) 20 8293 8550

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