As you know Royal Mail had their annual price increase implemented on the 30th April 2014. From last year they also changed their pricing structure (again!), which resulted in most of the items I post being regarded as a small parcel, increasing the cost to £3.00, and that was simply the cost of a stamp, not even taking into account packaging costs.
So last year I decided to only charge £2.45 as a contribution towards postage and packaging on all orders over £7.35, and took the remaining cost on myself. This year Royal Mail has increased their 1st class parcel cost to £3.20 and so I must increase my postage and packaging prices accordingly.
Therefore, with effect from the 7th April 2014, my postal prices for all orders over £7.35 will be charged at £2.95. All orders below £7.35 will be charged at £1.20.
The qualifying order value amount for free P&P has now been reduced from £25 to just £16 with immediate effect on all greeting card orders, for which I’m sure some customers will be pleased about.
I do understand that customers can be sensitive the postal costs, and I do take this into consideration and that’s why over the last two years I have taken some of the postage costs on myself.
I do try to keep postal costs down as much as possible, and I do hope customers understand the need for a slight price increase of 0.50p.