Britons are being encouraged to stock up on Royal Mail stamps as the price rises, which is seen as a way to save money. First-class stamps will be hiked to £1.25 from October 2, up 15p from October 2 but if customers buy stamps at their current price this week, they won't be able to use them after the price goes up. With Christmas approaching, Britons are urged to take necessary steps now to avoid spending this £1.25 per letter as December and Christmas draws closer. The average adult in the United Kingdom sends 74 parcels a year, according to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index. In the UK, the average Briton will spend an estimated minimum of £92.50 on stamps a year if they buy them after October.
What stamps will increase in cost in October and are they first class stamp, large letter or october?
After the hike, if stamps are postage class, they will still be valid. Similarly, people can use cheaper second-class stamps on standard-sized letters as these prices are not increasing in October. The expert said: These tips will be really useful as Christmas approaches and parcel and Christmas card delivery become more common. Even though other stamp prices are increasing up to 40 percent, standard second-class stamps will remain at 75p, said Jon Good, address validation expert at Hopewiser.
On July 31, Royal Mail discontinued regular non-barcoded stamps featuring Queen Elizabeth with barcoded versions. If people still have old stamps, they can exchange them with new barcoded versions.