Letters start at EUR1.10 and big A4 envelopes start at EUR2.00. Prices start at EUR3.80 depending on the size of the package. An Post parcel charges begin at EUR8.00. Standard Post can deliver items weighing up to 20 kg. Items over this weight will be charged at premium rates.
Standard Post is available in more than 100 countries around the world. The delivery time for most countries is 2-5 days, but some remote areas may take longer.
The postage price in Ireland is determined by how far away you are from an Post office. If it's less than 50 km, the price is flat at €0.50 per letter. Between 50 and 200 km away, the price increases by 0.5 euro per 100 kilometres. For distances over 200 km, a surcharge of 5 cents per kilometre applies.
Here's a list of the different postcodes in Ireland and their delivery costs:
Country code: 353
Postcode number: 1-4 letters. First choice is delivered free of charge, other letters have a fixed fee attached to them.
Cost per letter: Free for orders up to €20. Fifth letter free with standard post, extra costs for all others.
Total cost of delivery: Fixed at submission of order.
|First-Class Mail International®||Letters and postcards from $1.20 for all countries Large Envelopes (Flats) from $2.40 for all countries|
|First-Class Package International Service®||From $14.25 at the Post Office From $13.54 for Commercial Base From $13.54 for Commercial Plus|
The postal rate for stamps purchased at the post office will remain $0.55. (no change from 2020). Each extra ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost $0.20, a five-cent rise from 2020. Each additional ounce for a Priority Mail letter is now $1.00, a 20-cent increase.
Stamps can also be bought in bulk from stamp dealers for lower prices. The price of first-class letters varies depending on the weight of the mail; these rates are for general purposes only and may not reflect actual charges.
In 2019, it cost about 55 cents to postmark a first-class letter weighing up to 1 oz. ($22.10 today), according to the USPS. A first-class letter weighs more than 1 oz. But less than 2 oz. Costs 65 cents ($27.50), and a letter that weighs more than 2 oz. But less than 3 oz. Costs 75 cents ($33.25). There are additional charges for each additional ounce over 3 oz.
Since 2007, the postage rate has been set at 46 cents per first-class letter and under 1 oz. ($18 today). Costs 52 cents ($19.40), and a letter that weighs more than 2 oz. Costs 58 cents $21.
This includes a $1.00 rise in the base postage cost for common small letters delivered on the usual timetable. It also includes a 10% price increase for the delivery of standard sized letters weighing up to 250 grams. The charge for posting an airmail letter is $5.50.
The cost of sending a first-class letter by post is $5.90 for up to 20 grams, $6.40 for 21 to 50 grams, and $7.80 for letters over 50 grams.
There are four main postal services in Australia: Australian Post, which is a government-owned corporation; DHL Express (Australia) Pty Ltd., one of the largest couriers in Australia; Toll Priority Mail; and Speedy Shipments.
First-class mail takes 5 to 7 days to reach most countries but can take longer for very large or heavy letters or those sent from far away places. Second-class mail takes 3 to 5 days to reach most countries but can take longer for very large or heavy letters or those sent from far away places. Standard mail takes 1 to 2 weeks to reach most countries.
Airmail is a faster service than post and costs more because it uses planes instead of trucks to transport letters and packages between cities and remote locations.