As part of Royal Mail’s modernisation programme, from midnight on 31st October 2022, coloured adhesive labels will no longer be used by franking machine users for Special Delivery Guaranteed® and Royal Mail Signed For® products.
Where franking machine users currently select Special Delivery Guaranteed® & Royal Mail Signed For® services on their franking machine and then need to attach a separate Royal Mail sticker to obtain these additional services, from 1st November, Royal Mail are replacing the adhesive sticker with a new, wider franking machine indicia which will be required to appear on the franked mail piece. The new indicia will include not only the Mailmark® barcode but also an S10 1D barcode, additional product name information and new alpha-numeric content within the visual service indicator boxes.
Here are the current and future indicia:
Franking machine users will frank their mail with the Mailmark® barcode and new Special Delivery Guaranteed® or Royal Mail Signed For® service barcode with no need to affix a separate Royal Mail service sticker.
Further details about this change will be available nearer the time. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions.