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

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December 15, 2014

Citylink Post to Cease UK Services in January 2015

Citylink

Citylink Post to Cease UK Services in January 2015

The Downstream Access (DSA) wholesale postal market in the UK, will see further consolidation of service providers from 9th January 2015, as Citylink Post remove their UK postal service.

Citylink Post have been using Secured Mail to manage their white labelled service for many months, and it appears likely that the thin margins achieved to remain competitive have resulted in the service becoming non-viable for Citylink to continue.

As new postage prices come into effect in January 2015, this leaves 4 main suppliers of Postal Services in the UK domestic market: Royal Mail, Whistl (the rebranded TNT Post), Secured Mail and UK Mail.

Romax continue to provide the most cost effective postal costs for our clients by researching the 4 main suppliers as well as other Ofcom licenced postal suppliers.

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December 11, 2014

Postage Price Increase

Royal Mail

Postage Price Increase – January 2015

As previously reported in a previous blog on postage increases being brought forward to January rather than the historical April increase, Royal Mail have now released their new pricing structure for the New Year.

In Summary:

  • Advertising Mail will increase on average by 2.5%
  • Business Mail will increase on average by 3.2%
  • Publishing Mail will increase on average by 3.2%

Romax have now received wholesale pricing through our Downstream Access postage suppliers and we are now entering the figures into our summary matrix to calculate the best price and the best supplier for each service.

For an overview of pricing visit Royal Mail

Romax offer a full range of postage services and provide clients with the most cost effective route to market for Direct Mail accessing End to End suppliers, for B2B and B2C postal requirements.

Romax have invested in Mail Mark (the cheapest route to market for postal services) and as an early adopter have the facility to commence Mail Mark mailings from January 2015. Utilising a 2D barcode generated by the data, this Mail Mark, acts as an information ‘holder’ for sorting the outbound post, tracking the postal item to delivery and for creating reports for clients to review fall to earth drop dates amongst other useful tools.

For further information on Mail Mark see the video here.

To find out how we can save you postage costs and take full advantage of Mail Mark and our other discounted mail services and direct mail marketing, please contact us, please email: hello@romax.co.uk or call 020 8293 8550

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