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From my understanding the first class is 70p and second 61 pm.

Does anyone know what the difference between the two is in terms of when it will be 'posted'? PLEASE HELP ME
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First class is usually within two working days.
Second class is three to four working days.
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First class is usually within two working days.
Second class is three to four working days.
just checked and found that first class is the next working day but I might be wrong.
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just checked and found that first class is the next working day but I might be wrong.
If you need next day delivery, go for Royal Mail Special Delivery.
It's time guaranteed and they offer two options: by 9am and by 1pm.
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If you need next day delivery, go for Royal Mail Special Delivery.
It's time guaranteed and they offer two options: by 9am and by 1pm.
And they deliver...
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If you need next day delivery, go for Royal Mail Special Delivery.
It's time guaranteed and they offer two options: by 9am and by 1pm.
how much does the Special delivery cost?
I was under the impression that first class is 70 p and second class 61

aLSO, did you mean to imply that the first class isn't the next working day delivery or merely that there is no guarantee? x
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how much does the Special delivery cost?
I was under the impression that first class is 70 p and second class 61

aLSO, did you mean to imply that the first class isn't the next working day delivery or merely that there is no guarantee? x
From experience, first class is never received next working day.
Almost always delivered within two days.

Special delivery is expensive, between £5 to £15 depending on size, weight and time preferences.
But it is online traceable and requires the recipient to sign for it.
While non-signed for often gets lost instead of delivered.
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From experience, first class is never received next working day.
Almost always delivered within two days.

Special delivery is expensive, between £5 to £15 depending on size, weight and time preferences.
But it is online traceable and requires the recipient to sign for it.
While non-signed for often gets lost instead of delivered.
So the letters we get from banks/schools and stuff, what stamp do they have? I am guessing first. Hopefully my letter won't get lost thanks for explaining xx
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how much does the Special delivery cost?
I was under the impression that first class is 70 p and second class 61

aLSO, did you mean to imply that the first class isn't the next working day delivery or merely that there is no guarantee? x
According to https://personal.help.royalmail.com/...tail/a_id/5244 for first class, Royal Mail "aim to deliver the next working day" and for second class they "aim to deliver in two to three working days".

Bear in mind that if you post in a post box, you're also subject to when the post is collected, and it seems that there are an increasing number of post boxes where the last (and presumably only) collection of the day is at 9am.

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So the letters we get from banks/schools and stuff, what stamp do they have? I am guessing first. Hopefully my letter won't get lost thanks for explaining xx
For anyone sending a small amount of post, they'll probably make a judgement on how urgent the letter is.

For organisations sending huge amounts of mail (e.g. banks sending statements, or companies sending bulk advertising) they'll be using other Royal Mail services where they get big discounts for pre-sorting the mail before it even gets handed over to Royal Mail; or they'll be using other mail providers who do the hard work and then hand it to Royal Mail much closer to the delivery office.
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