Royal Mail Price increase 31st March

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Here we go again!!! See below.
This new increase is not welcome. Royal Mail's service has not got any better. Signed for mail just sits at ' Being processed through our network' 14 day late post and this is without the floods. It is about time there was an alternative to the poor service we have. Yes they do get it right every now and again but the bad far out weighs the good in my opinion. how can you keep accurate deliveries when you are still signing for items on a piece of card. Other companies give tracking as standard. It is about time this was for every piece of mail sent from A to B. The damages, thefts and lost mail would dramatically reduce.

I can see sales dropping but with eBay now taking 10% of the postage costs its the consumer who is at the start then sellers will be given more neg's as buyers will not be informed well enough. make all aware eBay. PLEASE!!!

Royal Mail plans to cut compensation limit for 'normal' post

This is from 2012. I wonder what else is in the pipe line.

The postal group said that compensation for loss or damage to letters or parcels sent using “untracked” everyday first and second class mail will be cut from £46 to £20, under plans being considered.

It said the change would bring its compensation arrangements “in line with other postal companies”. Royal Mail said that many countries including Germany, the Netherlands and the US, do not offer any compensation at all for untracked mail.

The announcement was one of a raft of changes outlined by the taxpayer-owned postal service regarding its pricing and services. Royal Mail has launched a consultation into the changes before it puts them into action.

Royal Mail is trying to make itself more competitive, profitable and commercial prior to a possible sale or stock market flotation. The group attracted criticism earlier this year by raising the price of first class stamps from 46 pence to 60 pence and the price of second class stamps from 36 pence to 50 pence.

Despite the cut in standard compensation for ‘normal’ post, Royal Mail said that it plans to increase the maximum compensation for ‘Recorded Signed For’ items from £46 to £50. [wow £4]
 Unlike untracked mail, these are items for which a signature is collected on delivery and a proof of posting receipt is provided.

RANT OVER.

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