Guaranteed next day UK deliver

Perfect when your letter or parcel has to be there in a hurry.

Fast, secure delivery – that’s guaranteed

  • Next day delivery

  • Online tracking and proof of delivery – including a signature

  • Cover for valuable items – plus online seller protection

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Get the peace of mind of knowing your item arrived safely, the next working day.

Just tell us if you want it there by 9am or 1pm.

Delivered at the right time

  • Guaranteed 9am* or 1pm delivery

  • Guaranteed Saturday delivery for an additional cost

  • Track & Trace – follow your item from when it leaves your hand to delivery

  • Signature on delivery – see it online 10 minutes later

Cover for valuable items or late delivery 

  • Up to £500 compensation included for delivery by 1pm and up £50 for delivery by 9am

  • Optional additional cover up to £2,500

  • Optional consequential loss cover up to £10,000

  • You’ll be refunded if your item isn’t there on time**

*Royal Mail guarantees delivery by 9am to more than 98% of all UK addresses depending on the service selected. By 9am delivery is subject to the addressee being in to receive the letter or parcel. Conditions apply.

**Please keep your proof of posting receipt. If your item is not delivered on time we’ll refund your money providing you have your proof of posting and claim within 14 days of posting. If your item gets lost or damaged while it’s in our care, you can make a claim for compensation or consequential loss.

Working days

Working days are Monday-Friday unless you’ve purchased Saturday Guaranteed delivery.

Postcodes

We deliver throughout the UK. However, there are certain delivery restrictions in particular areas:

We can’t guarantee delivery by 9am to the following postcode areas:

BD23 – 24

BT35, 44, 47, 51, 53, 54, 70, 71, 76, 77, 81, 92,93, 94

DG9 (7&9

HG3

IV2 – 20, 30 – 32, 36, 63

LA18, 20

LD1 – 4, 6

LN4 – 6, 10

PA20 – 27

PH16

PL29 (3)

PO30 – 41

SY25

TR12, 13, 17 – 26

YO41, 43, 51, 60, 61, 62

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:

AB30 – 39, 41 – 45, 51 – 56

HS1, 3 – 9

IV21 – 28, 40 – 49, 51 – 56

KA27, 28

KW1 – 3, 5 – 15

KW16 Stromness Town only

PA20 (0&9)

PA28 – 38, 41 – 49, 76, 77

PH15, 17 – 26, 31 – 40, 49, 50

ZE1

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:

HS2

PA60 – 75, 78

ZE2, 3

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:

KW16 – non Town

KW17

PH30, 41 – 44

We can’t guarantee delivery by 9am to Jersey, Herm, Sark, Alderney and addresses on Isle of Man outside the IM1 postcode area.

Saturday delivery

Some businesses won’t accept Saturday deliveries, including:

• banks

• building societies

• travel agents

• jewellers

• Post Office® branches

We can’t guarantee Saturday delivery to Herm, Sark and Alderney.

*Postcodes and exceptions

Working days

 

Poscodes

Working days are Monday-Friday unless you’ve purchased Saturday Guaranteed delivery.

Postcodes

We deliver throughout the UK. However, there are certain delivery restrictions in particular areas:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:

AB30 – 39, 41 – 45, 51 – 56

HS1, 3 – 9

IV21 – 28, 40 – 49, 51 – 56

KA27, 28

KW1 – 3, 5 – 15

KW16 Stromness Town only

PA20 (0&9)

PA28 – 38, 41 – 49, 76, 77

PH15, 17 – 26, 31 – 40, 49, 50

ZE1

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:

HS2

PA60 – 75, 78

ZE2, 3

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:

KW16 – non Town

KW17

PH30, 41 – 44

Saturday delivery

Some businesses won’t accept Saturday deliveries, including:

• banks

• building societies

• travel agents

• jewellers

• Post Office® branches

We can’t guarantee Saturday delivery to Herm, Sark and Alderney.

Special Delivery Guaranteed® delivery prices

Look at the table below to get an idea of prices for all next day parcel delivery services.

Category Max weight Compensation up to £50
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 9am®
100g £22.26
500g £25.18
1kg £27.29
2kg £31.19
Category Max weight Compensation up to £500
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm®
100g £6.85
500g £7.65
1kg £8.95
2kg £11.15
10kg £26.75
20kg £41.35
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm® with Saturday Guarantee
100g £11.22
500g £12.18
1kg £13.74
2kg £16.38
10kg £35.10
20kg £52.62
Category Max weight Compensation up to £1000
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 9am®
100g £24.46
500g £27.38
1kg £29.49
2kg £33.39
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm®
100g £7.85
500g £8.65
1kg £9.95
2kg £12.15
10kg £27.75
20kg £42.35
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm® with Saturday Guarantee
100g £12.42
500g £13.38
1kg £14.94
2kg £17.58
10kg £36.30
20kg £53.82
Category Max weight Compensation up to £2500
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 9am®
100g £27.96
500g £30.88
1kg £32.99
2kg £36.89
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm®
100g £9.85
500g £10.65
1kg £11.95
2kg £14.15
10kg £29.75
20kg £44.35
Royal Mail Special Delivery
Guaranteed by 1pm® with guaranteed Saturday delivery
100g £14.82
500g £15.78
1kg £17.34
2kg £19.98
10kg £38.70
20kg £56.22

What is consequential loss and how much does it cost?

You can buy consequential loss cover for items that could be costly if lost, damaged or delayed. All prices include VAT at the standard rate.

Maximum compensation What it costs
£1,000 £2.28
£2,500 £3.90
£5,000 £5.82
£7,500 £7.14
£10,000 £9.72

HM Forces Special Delivery Guaranteed™

Send something important to a loved one in the Armed Forces. Enjoy the added security that comes with a signature. Available at all Post Office branches.

Find out more

UK next day delivery with Parcelforce Worldwide

You can also get important or valuable items – such as those weighing over 20kg – to UK destinations the next working day with Parcelforce Worldwide services.

Express24

Know your items are safe every step of the way with fully tracked services from just £16.68.

  • Track your item from when it leaves your hand to delivery

  • We’ll only deliver your item with a signature

  • Includes up to £100 compensation
  • Option to buy additional cover up to £2,500

  • Send items up to 30kg to most destinations

Express9, express10 and expressAM

Guaranteed delivery by 9am, 10am or noon the next working day, starting from £19.74.

  • Send individual parcels up to 30kg*

  • No weight limit for your full consignment of parcels

  • Includes loss or damage cover up to £200
  • Option to buy extra cover

  • Get a full refund if your parcel isn’t delivered on time

*Parcels can be up to 1.5m in length. The length and girth combined should not exceed 3m.

How much does Parcelforce Worldwide express24 cost?

Here are the prices for the each of our parcel weight categories.

Category Max weight Price
express24

Up to 1.5m long

Combined width and thickness of up to 3m

2kg £16.68
5kg £17.70
10kg £21.12
15kg £27.96
20kg £33.36
25kg £44.58
30kg £48.78
per extra kg £1.56