How much does it cost to post a small packet?

You can send a small parcel up to 2kg from just £3.20. You can send a medium parcel up to 2kg from just £5.30. If your parcel’s over the size or weight of a medium parcel, you’ll need to send it via Parcelforce Worldwide (up to a maximum of 30kg and maximum size of 2.5m and 5m length and girth combined).

Can I post a small package in a post box?

Postboxes. You can post your pre-paid** mail in a postbox if it fits and you don’t need proof of postage.

What is the difference between a packet and a parcel An Post?

Heavier or larger items may be classed as a packet or parcel. Weighing no more than 2kg and within the dimensions shown. Heavier or larger items will be classed as a parcel.

What is the cheapest way to send a small parcel?

Cheapest way to book parcel delivery in the UK Our cheapest courier services for a lightweight item is DPD Pickup, which you need to drop off whilst the best price for a collected courier service is UK Mail Next Day.

Can I put a small jiffy bag in the post box?

You can post it in a post box, but you need to have sufficient postage in stamps for the size, weight and service required.

Can I use a bin bag for posting?

Black bin-liners and thin polythene, standard shopping bags should not be used, even as a covering for a box as they can rip easily and the label may get torn off as a result. Before you secure the lid on the box with heavy duty tape, place a sheet of paper with your address on top of your item(s).

What can I not send to USA?

What you cannot send: Perishable foods

  • Foods with a shelf life of less than 6 months.
  • Homemade foods or any foods not in the original manufacturers packaging.
  • Foods that can spoil during transit.
  • Food in packaging that have been opened.
  • Food that does not contain a food label listing the ingredients.

Which World zone is USA?

World Zone 3
The USA is in World Zone 3. What’s in World Zone 2?

How big of a package can I send to the USA?

Tracked Packet – USA Send small parcels worldwide for less Cost-effective shipping for small and lightweight items to the U.S. with tracked delivery. Tracked Packet TM – USA is available for items up to 1 kg with insurance coverage up to $100* included.

How big does a package have to be to qualify for an post?

To qualify for the packet rate of postage, items must weigh no more than 2kg and meet the following An Post packet size requirements: Minimum 10cm long x 7cm high x 2.5cm deep. Maximum a combined length, height and depth of 90cm (no individual dimension can exceed 60cm, with a tolerance of 0.2cm)

Do you have to weigh items before sending them by post?

Ideally, you should weigh your item to ensure you pay the correct postage. However, if you’re in a hurry or don’t have access to a weighing scales, our Weight Guide can help you to determine the weight of commonly-posted items.

How is the size of a post determined?

An Post divides post into four categories when determining the cost of its delivery: Once your item exceeds the size or weight limit of any category, it automatically moves to the next category of post. Learn more about our size and weight guidelines.