Postal price comparison

Compare Royal Mail prices with Interparcel savings

3rd February 2023, 2:02pm in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

In the past few months, we have all witnessed delays and disruptions in the parcel network. Many delays have been due to strike action, restricted hours and adverse weather conditions. Combined with the increased cost of living, individuals and businesses are looking for ways to save time and money on their ad-hoc shipping.

That’s where Interparcel can help. We offer some of the cheapest UK delivery rates with a range of reputable courier services from the likes of DPD, Evri, and FedEx as an alternative to Royal Mail. We also offer discounted Royal Mail prices with Parcelforce.

Alternative to Royal Mail prices

Compare online delivery services

If you need to send a parcel in the UK or overseas, don’t just settle for Royal Mail postage prices. Our online quote tool lets you compare a diverse range of courier services based on speed, price, or courier, so you can find the best service for your needs.

We also partner with Parcelforce to offer discounted UK and Royal Mail international prices. You can choose a Parcelforce service that includes a collection or you can drop off your parcel at your local Post Office or Parcelforce depot.

Comparison Table

We’ve researched some Royal Mail postal prices and Parcelforce via Royal Mail prices for domestic and international parcel delivery. Our table below compares Royal Mail prices against our prices to show you how much you could save by booking your deliveries with us.

UK parcel delivery savings*

Weight Royal Mail Price Interparcel Price You Save
1kg small parcel £3.35 inc VAT £3.06 inc VAT £0.29
5kg medium parcel £6.95 inc VAT £5.46 inc VAT £1.49
15kg Medium parcel £10.45 inc VAT £5.46 inc VAT £4.99
20kg Medium parcel £10.45 inc VAT £9.30 inc VAT £1.15

* Compared against Royal Mail Second class on 30/01/23 for nearest comparative size and service. Price excludes enhanced transit cover. Small Parcel 45 x 35 x 16cm / Medium parcel 61 x 46 x 46cm 20kg.

International parcel delivery savings*

Country & Weight Parcelforce via Royal Mail Price Interparcel Price You Save
China 5kg £48.40 £29.35 £19.05
France 5kg £17.35 £14.25 £3.10
Germany 5kg £34.65 £12.40 £22.25
USA 5kg £65.80 £41.20 £24.60

* Compared against Parcelforce Global Priority via Post Office on 30/01/23 for nearest comparative size and service. Price excludes enhanced transit cover. Parcel 50cm x 20cm x 20cm at 5kg.

You can get also get reduced Royal Mail parcel prices on many popular Parcelforce services with Interparcel, such as:

View all Parcelforce courier services here.

Benefits of booking with Interparcel

Free tracking as standard

All deliveries booked with Interparcel come with free tracking at no extra cost. Simply enter your tracking number into the tracking portal to monitor your package’s progress and whereabouts.

Know the price before you book

Save money on delivery with discount codes

Taking a large or heavy parcel to the Post Office can feel daunting; you don’t know how much it is exactly going to cost, if you’re getting the best value for your money, or if they can even carry the parcel. That’s where booking a service through a booking and comparison website comes in handy. We offer a large selection of couriers who transport consignments of all shapes and sizes, including large & heavy, so you can be confident your shipment is in safe hands.

Frequent voucher codes

We regularly update our Voucher Codes page with weekly discounts and seasonal offers to save you even more money on your shipping. Just enter the promotional code at the checkout to redeem!

Create a free Interparcel account today and benefit from all of this, as well as:

  • Automatic address correction: no more incorrect addresses
  • Multi-channel fulfilment: collate orders from multiple eCommerce platforms into one place
  • 'Send Again' and 'Return Parcel' actions: to streamline repeat and return orders
  • Parcel Presets: save parcel details for speedier sending on future orders
  • Branded Tracking: customise your own branded tracking portal and obtain a unique URL
  • Unlimited no-cost printing options: print your 6x4 shipping labels and A4 documents directly to your printer
  • Bulk shipping: Consolidate several international orders into one large shipping box at a lower cost
  • Customer service: customer support is available seven days a week via telephone, email, live chat and social media

Compare and book a low-cost parcel delivery service today

Don’t settle for just one price. Compare services to find the best one for you. Our online price comparison service will help you discover several courier services available to book at a discounted price- a great alternative to Royal Mail prices.

If you need any extra guidance or help with your booking, please contact our customer support team via telephone, live chat, or email.

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