Royal Mail 1D barcode FAQs
Special Delivery Guaranteed® and Royal Mail Signed For® is changing on 31 October 2022. Royal Mail is ending the use of coloured adhesive labels that senders currently attach to this mail. Franking machine users will need to use a new franking machine indicia. To help guide you through this process we have compiled a list of answers to our most frequent questions – if you’re still unsure feel free to get in touch with us using the contact form.
Royal Mail is removing the use of coloured adhesive labels used for Special Delivery Guaranteed® and Royal Mail Signed For® products as part of its modernisation programme.
Right now there’s nothing that you need to do, and we will write to you closer to the change over on exactly what you will need to do to use Special Delivery and Signed For services.
One of our specialised team will be in contact with you to explain how to make sure your machine is compatible with these services. If you would like to speak to someone sooner, please fill in the contact form and one of our experts will be happy to get in touch and help!
There will be no change to the collection process.
The recording of Special Delivery Guaranteed or Royal Mail Signed For items within dispatch books is not mandatory.
After the 31st October, non-compliant mail items risk being surcharged by Royal Mail.
Please dispose of any left over old style labels securely.
There’s no change to prices, just a change from the old labels.
Full details are provided by following the link below: https://www.royalmail.com/business/system/files/Franking-External-Return- Address-Requirements-Dec-2019-Update-0_2.pdf
(Images within the link illustrate non-Special Delivery Guaranteed and Royal Mail Signed For indicia).
When selecting Special Delivery Guaranteed or Royal Mail Signed For on your machine the print length will automatically set to the correct length. This may mean your company logo or return address my not print with these services.
Yes. By entering the item’s unique tracking identifier into Royal Mail’s Track Your Item users can see the item’s status, link below: https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item
Yes, the unique tracking identifiers on the self-adhesive labels can be accessed until the deadline, and for 12 months via https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item
Each week a file will be sent from the manufacturers to Royal Mail confirming the barcodes used by each die number (Meters machine).