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Setting up a Stamp Printer or Franking Machine
If you are spending €5,000 or more per year on stamps then try EasyPost. Manage your postal costs and print stamps at your desk. Find out more about EasyPost Stamp Printer.
If you are interested in investing in a franking machine all you need to do is purchase a machine from one of our approved suppliers, top up your credit by telephone or modem and then you’re all set to start franking your own post.
EasyPost Stamped and Franked Mail
You can avail of discounts on Standard Post items under 100g within Ireland (Zone 1 - Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland) for a Letter, Postcard, Large Envelope or Packet.
Meter/Ceadúnas discounts applicable
Bulk Mail Discounts:
|Weight Not Over
If you have a meter franking machine you can save up to 26% when you take advantage of our discounts to customers mailing over 200 items in a single posting.
Find out more about discounts for Bulk Mails.
Check out our calculate the postage tool to find out exactly how much sending your mail will cost. Find out more about pricing with our full range of post services or print our handy wall chart to display in your office.
Posting your metered or franked mail
You can post your items:
1. At your local Post OfficeYou can post your franked mail for the following services at your local Post Office:
2. In a Meterbox
Meterboxes are located in areas with high volumes of metered mail. While access to meterboxes is subject to availability, customers with access can send mail using the following services:
Please note: access to meterboxes is subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. For more information on meterboxes or to order free Express Post pouches and labels, contact the Business Desk on 1850 262 362.
3. We can Collect
You can avail of a postal collection† service from An Post for an annual fee of €3,000. Special, one-off collections cost just €55. With An Post, we can collect franked mail for the following services:
†Subject to availability
Get the most from your mail
You put a lot of thought and care into writing a letter, so why not do the same for your envelope? See below an outline of the correct way to address and stamp your mail.
Quick Guide to Sending Mail:
- Seal the envelope
- Place Stamps or Meter Franks on top right hand corner
- Always use a return address
- Use a full and complete postal address
Find out more on getting the most from your mail or for mail preparation guidelines for business customers see Speed Up Your Post.
Prepare your Parcel for Postage
- The largest most stable side of your parcel is the base; the opposite side is the top.
- Place the correct postage in the upper right-hand corner on the top of your parcel.
- Please use the full postal address. Where an address has a postal/zip code, please make sure to include it.
- Always include your return address When sending parcels abroad you will need a customs declaration form.
- International parcels with a value greater than €300, use the CP72
- All other items should have a CN22
- Complete the relevant form in full and attach to your parcel, these forms are available at your local Post Office.
- Fragile items need appropriate packaging & labelling.
- Please affix the service label to the top of your parcel.
- (The largest most stable side of your parcel is the base; the opposite side is the top).
- If you choose a signature service, please remember we are unable to deliver to a PO Box.
You can select from a number of services tailored to meet your needs. You can reach your customers and target new ones cost effectively using our International mail services.
Marketing by Mail
An Post's Mail Media Unit is set up to promote excellence in the Direct Marketing industry and to become a valuable resource for any business that wants to make Direct Mail work for them.
Direct Mail is a proven marketing tool that can increase your revenue, build your brand and grow your customer base. Our Mail Media Unit offers a host of innovative products and services, along with practical support and helpful advice when you need it most.
Find out more about Marketing by Mail.
Contact your dedicated Account Manager for any queries relating to Business Mails or visit your Local Post Office for more details and advice.
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Size & Weight Guide
Once your item's dimensions or weight exceeds the limits of any category it automatically moves to the next category of mail.
The Letter/Postcard rate of postage caters for items no larger than C5 in size (i.e. the size of an envelope containing a folded A4 sheet of standard paper).
Any item below this size needs to be inserted into an envelope of at least these dimensions to meet regulations. Failure to do so may result in the item being charged at a parcel rate.
Minimum: Length 140mm; Width 90mm; Depth 0.18mm
(with a tolerance of 2mm)
Maximum: Length 235mm; Width162mm; Depth 5mm
Items which qualify for the Letter/Postcard rate of postage must weigh no more than 100g.
If you cannot fold your items to fit this size, or they are bigger or heavier than the maximum size and weight limits, they may be classed as large envelope, packet or parcel items.
The Large Envelope rate of postage caters for flat items, such as an A4 sheet of standard paper, no larger than the maximum dimensions below and weighing no more than 500g.
Minimum: Length 140mm; Width 90mm; Depth 0.18mm
(with a tolerance of 2mm)
Maximum: Length 400mm; Width 300mm; Depth 25mm
Items which qualify for the Large Envelope rate of postage must weigh no more than 500g.
If you cannot fold your items to fit this size, or they are bigger or heavier than the maximum size and weight limits, they may be classed as packet or parcel items.
The Packet rate of postage caters for items within the following dimensions.
Minimum dimensions: 100mm(L) X 70mm(H) X 25mm(D).
Maximum dimensions: for a packet are a combined length, height and depth of 900mm. No individual dimension can exceed 600mm, with a tolerance of 2mm.
In tube form the maximum dimensions are the length plus twice the diameter 1,040mm with no one dimension exceeding 900mm, with a tolerance of 2mm.
Items which qualify for the Packet rate of postage must weigh no more than 2kg.
Items that are bigger or heavier than the maximum size and weight limits of a Packet will be classed as a Parcel.
The Parcel rate of postage caters for items up to the following size dimensions and is subject to a physical & dimensional weight limit of 20kg.
Length: 1.5 metres
Length: + Girth 3 metres
To calculate the Girth: 2 x (Depth + Width)
The maximum weight limit per item is 20kg.
Sometimes, large items with a light overall weight - such as a box of pillows - can be charged according to their Dimensional Weight. This reflects the additional cost of transporting light but sizeable items. It is recommended that you calculate the Dimensional Weight for every shipment that you send, then compare this to its actual weight. The greater weight of the two is used to work out the price that we charge you.
To calculate the Dimensional Weight:
(L x W x D) / 6,000
L = Length in centimetres
W = Width in centimetres
D = Depth in centimetres
A 10kg item, which is 62cm long, 49cm in width and 39cm in depth will have a Dimensional Weight of:
(62x49x39)/6000 = 19.75 which is rounded up to 20 giving you a Dimensional weight of 20kg.