2018 Price Changes

Posted • 08 March 2018

Jersey Post announces changes to postal tariffs

Jersey Post will be amending its postal rates with effect from Saturday 31 March 2018. The changes will see a penny increase for local letters and a two pence increase on the price of sending letters to the UK, Isle of Man and other Channel Islands.

The changes to key stamp prices are summarised below:


2017 Price

2018 Price

Local Letter (100g)



UK, IOM and other CI Letter (100g)



European letter (100g)



Rest of World letter (100g)




The price changes continue to reflect several external pressures, namely:

  1. The impact of high cost increases from network partners – internationally, key global partners have imposed significant increases for handling larger items and parcels. If Jersey Post is to offer a sustainable post office for the long-term without the need for government subsidy, its own rates must be increased in order to cover the rising processing and conveyance costs passed on by these partners.

  2. The continuing financial impact of falling letter volumes, coupled with an increasing number of households to which Jersey Post must deliver - this trend continues to decrease, with letter mail predicted to decline by 8% in 2018 and the number of households to increase.

Niall McClure, Jersey Post’s Managing Director for Post and Logistics, said: ‘Through our 2017 annual customer survey, our customers highlighted that keeping the cost of the postal service low is a real priority and we have tried to minimise the financial impact of our business and industry change on customers as much as we can. We have worked hard to keep this year’s increases below RPI wherever possible, but as an organisation we continue to face a number of major external challenges. In order to support our customers, for the sixth consecutive year, we are committed to offering discounted postage rates at Christmas to ensure islanders can keep in touch with family and friends for less at this important time of year.’

Details of the 2018 postage price changes and revised weight steps can be found here.


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