Royal Mail aim to scrap Standard Parcels by April 2013
Royal Mail have announced proposals to change their parcels range. The most significant changes are the scrapping of Standard Parcels, Royal Mail’s untracked 3-5 day delivery service and instead extending 2nd Class to cater for parcels up to 20kg.Currently you can only send parcels up to 1kg in weight via 2nd Class post. Standard Parcels has six weight bands from up to 2kg through to up to 20kg. With the current choices of 1st Class, 2nd Class and Standard Parcels, Royal Mail have 15 weight bands for parcels. Under the new proposals this would be reduced to 7 weight bands from April 2013 if plans go ahead.