POSTAL SERVICES

Postage costs are the largest expense in a mailing project, which is why we work with tried and tested postal carriers to achieve the best possible postage rates for our clients.

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We pride ourselves on our detailed postage knowledge and experience and we can help you gain significant postage cost savings. We’re here to help you reduce spend on postage, whilst retaining a best in class delivery.

We can transform how you send mail, whether it’s by suggesting how to redesign your mail communications, changing the format, or implementing small changes that can unlock hefty postage discounts and dramatically reduced costs per pack.

Once your data is received we’ll review the whole postage market place using specialist software. This doesn’t only include mail, but also packets, parcels, UK & International. In minutes we can advise on the best service and solution, to maximise your savings – with no impact on delivery. 

Whether you are seeking to monitor the cost and quality of bulk transactional mail, highly personalised direct communications or hybrid mail, bakergoodchild can deliver real value and insight.

 Some ways we can save you money on your postage:

  • Design tweaks that can unlock machine readable discounts
  • Changing content to achieve Advertising Mail discounts
  • Changing paper stock to achieve environmental discounts
  • Changing a mail piece size or format to allow it to fall into the most cost-effective weight and format bracket

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If you are looking to improve service quality, reliability and costs on postage, bakergoodchild are very well placed. Providing UK & International mailing services our experts can provide a tailored service to meet your precise requirements. We are already providing this service to hundreds of delighted clients – we’d love to help you too.

We provide postage discount solutions for a wide variety of mail types, including:

  • Letters
  • Large Letters
  • Parcels
  • Packets
  • MailMark®
  • Business Mail
  • Publishing Mail
  • Subscription Mail
  • Door Drops
  • Sustainable Mail
  • Economy Mail
  • 1st and 2nd Class Mail
  • International Mail
  • Partially Addressed Mail
  • Signed for Mail
  • Tracked Mail 

 

 

Maximise your budget by saving costs on UK & International postage

MAILSORT

We pre-sort your mail so that the Royal Mail doesn’t have to. This service alone can save up to 50% off the price of a stamp, or 30% off franking rates. Other discounts can be applied on top as well.

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By presorting the mail, the postal operators pass on savings that recognise the reduction in work they are required to do as opposed to unsorted mail traffic.

Entry levels for a presorted Mail sort mailing services are A) 1000 Large Letter format or B) 4000 Letter format items.

There are ways to maximise the savings available using Mail sort across multiple cells and variable inserts and pack weights. It’s a bit of a minefield so the best approach is to discuss the overall mail communication project with us and we can suggest ways to ensure you achieve the best postage price.

MAILMARK®

Mailmark® is the most cost-effective way to send letters and large letters. Barcodes are added to mail pieces so items can be scanned and sorted faster by Royal Mail, which reduces the postage cost.

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Mailmark® is the Royal Mail’s barcoding system that provides businesses with additional and more detailed information about their mailings, including:

  • Location tracking and delivery schedules
  • Accurate estimates of when mail will land
  • Online and custom reporting that provides information on the status of your mail and the quality of the data.

Mailmark® makes use of both 2D and 4-state barcodes that enable retail and wholesale business customers to access the lowest available postage discounts as well as valuable information about individual mailings.

ADVERTISING MAIL

If you are mailing marketing or advertising materials, your mail may well qualify for a further discount (both UK and internationally). There is a set of guidelines that determine this, and we can advise if your mail piece qualifies.

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You can make additional savings on your promotional campaign postage costs using Advertising Mail. It is ideal for businesses who send Direct Mail pieces promoting the sale or use of products or services.

There are eligibility criteria you must meet:

  • Letter of Large Letter format
  • Minimum 4,000 items
  • You must be able to demonstrate campaign data has been run (in the last 30 days) against the Mailing Preference Service (MPS), Royal Mail Postal Address File (PAF) and your own internal opt-out suppressions file
  • A Royal Mail Seed must be included in your mailing.

PARTIALLY ADDRESSED

Partially addressed mail is a great acquisition tool for new B2C customers and also a way to grow your business by using sophisticated geo-demographic targeting to send communications to prospects

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Partially addressed data allows B2C businesses to target customers without using personal data. Instead of addressing a mailing item to an individual, the mail item will be addressed to the household.

So, if your business has been restricted with data due to GDPR, this provides another route to target a larger audience and maintain your promotional activity. The bonus being, it costs less than fully addressed mail.

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INTERNATIONAL MAIL

We have access to the full UK & International postal market from Royal Mail, all Down Stream Access providers (DSAs), major International Mail Consolidators as well as Direct Entry. We offer you the whole range of options to ensure the best possible price, with no impact on delivery.

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Mailmark® is the Royal Mail’s barcoding system that provides businesses with additional and more detailed information about their mailings, including:

  • Location tracking and delivery schedules
  • Accurate estimates of when mail will land
  • Online and custom reporting that provides information on the status of your mail and quality of data.

Mailmark® makes use of both 2D and 4-state barcodes that enable retail and wholesale business customers to access the lowest available postage discounts as well as valuable information about individual mailings.

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PACKETS & PARCELS

You can rely on us to ensure the cost effective and speedy distribution of your parcels and packets. We provide a highlight tailored solution so you can trust bakergoodchild to deliver on time to any UK or worldwide destination. 

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Mailmark® is the Royal Mail’s barcoding system that provides businesses with additional and more detailed information about their mailings, including:

  • Location tracking and delivery schedules
  • Accurate estimates of when mail will land
  • Online and custom reporting that provides information on the status of your mail and quality of data.

Mailmark® makes use of both 2D and 4-state barcodes that enable retail and wholesale business customers to access the lowest available postage discounts as well as valuable information about individual mailings.

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