Royal Mail Claims & Compensation

Does your business ship with Royal Mail? Save up to 20% on your shipping invoice through automated refund claims with LateShipment.com’s parcel audit software.

Royal Mail has a compensation scheme which allows businesses to claim refunds in the case of events like delayed package, lost package, damaged package and package delivered with some of the contents missing.

Claiming Royal Mail compensations regularly can help your business to easily save up to 20% on your overall shipping spend.

Not only that, monitoring and claiming refunds regularly help you receive better performance from shipping carriers which results in successful last mile deliveries.

Service errors eligible for Royal Mail Claims include

  • Late Delivery
  • Damaged Shipment
  • Lost Shipment

Service types eligible for
Royal Mail Claims

  • Royal Mail Tracked
  • Royal Mail Tracked Returns
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1 pm letters
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1 pm parcels
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9 am letters
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9 am parcels
  • International Tracked, International Tracked and Signed
  • International Signed

Royal Mail refunds policy for businesses

Services eligible for Royal Mail Claims

  • Royal Mail Tracked
  • Royal Mail Tracked Returns
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm letters
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm parcels
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am letters
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am parcels
  • International Tracked, International Tracked and Signed
  • International Signed

Items sent for delivery within the UK

  • We cannot accept a claim for loss unless 10 working days or more have passed since the item was due to be delivered (7 working days Royal Mail Tracked items and 5 working days for Special Delivery Guaranteed)
  • Working days are Monday to Saturday excluding Public and Bank Holidays (Monday – Friday for Special Delivery Guaranteed)
  • Claims must be made within 80 days of the date they were posted
  • We usually provide a full response to claims within 30 days of receiving them, so please allow us this time to investigate before contacting us again
  • Claims for Special Delivery Guaranteed® fee refunds, for items delivered after the specified delivery time must be made within 14 days of posting
Guaranteed services

Services eligible for Royal Mail Claims

  • Royal Mail Tracked
  • Royal Mail Tracked Returns
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm letters
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm parcels
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am letters
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am parcels
  • International Tracked, International Tracked and Signed
  • International Signed
Limitations

Items sent for delivery within the UK

  • We cannot accept a claim for loss unless 10 working days or more have passed since the item was due to be delivered (7 working days Royal Mail Tracked items and 5 working days for Special Delivery Guaranteed)
  • Working days are Monday to Saturday excluding Public and Bank Holidays (Monday – Friday for Special Delivery Guaranteed)
  • Claims must be made within 80 days of the date they were posted
  • We usually provide a full response to claims within 30 days of receiving them, so please allow us this time to investigate before contacting us again
  • Claims for Special Delivery Guaranteed® fee refunds, for items delivered after the specified delivery time must be made within 14 days of posting

How much can I save on my annual Royal Mail invoice through refund claims?

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Save Up To 20% On Shipping Spend

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Ensure Better Carrier Performance

Filing regular claims and consistently holding shipping carriers accountable for their performance promises usually brings a noticeable improvement in the service you receive from them.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Mail refund claims

Yes, Royal Mail promises compensation for delayed deliveries. A claim has to be submitted within 14 days of postage.

It usually takes a week or two to receive a refund.

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