Our 2019 postal rates came into effect on Tuesday 2 April 2019.
|Letter Service||2018 Price||2019 Price||Price Change|
|Local Letter (100g)||£0.50||£0.52||£0.02|
|UK, IoM and Other CI Letter (100g)||£0.65||£0.67||£0.02|
|European Letter (100g)||£0.76||£0.80||£0.04|
|Rest of World Letter (100g)||£0.94||£0.99||£0.05|
New regulatory changes introduced by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) mean that as of Tuesday 2 April 2019, items of mail containing Goods and Merchandise can only be sent as Parcel and Large Parcel mail formats. Letter and Large Letter mail formats are only to be used for items of mail containing Letters, Cards and/or Documents.
The UPU is built up of 192 member countries of postal sector players. It helps ensure a universal network of up-to-date products and services. As a member of the UPU, Jersey Post is bound by the regulations imposed upon postal authorities and as such must abide by this recent change. Failure to declare an item as Goods or Merchandise could result in the item being held or detained by customs and surcharged.
Why has there been this change?
The UPU has responded to the huge increase in e-commerce transactions which has led to unsustainable volumes of goods being sent by letter post, principally from south-east Asia. The changes are designed to properly differentiate mail type by content and ensure proper remuneration to postal authorities for the delivery of letters and parcels. The change also facilitates efficient compliance with emerging security and customs requirements for electronic advanced data.
A customer would like to send a SIM card to their relative in the UK. The item is packaged in a letter format. However, because the item is classed as Goods and/or Merchandise, it must now be charged as a parcel format despite being packaged in a letter format.
The new prices came into effect on Tuesday 2 April 2019.
The price changes continue to reflect several external pressures, which include declining letter volumes, the cost of handling increased parcel volumes, and changes in regulations. For further information, click here.
If you are a business account customer or use a franking meter, please contact your business account manager if you require more information.
Any Jersey stamps can be used to send an item from Jersey to any country in the world, provided that the total value of the stamps applied adds up to the correct postage cost for the size, weight and destination of the item.