Cleanmail is a simple idea - If you make your mail easier for the Royal Mail to process, they save money and in return give you postal discounts of up to 12%.
Does Your Business Post Qualify
The basic qualifications for cleanmail advance are:
What to do next
Cleanmail only applies to posts of 1000 letters or more.
The maximum letter size is 240mm x 165mm and the minimum size is 145mm x 110mm.
The maximum thickness is 5mm and the minimum thickness is .25mm.
Royal Mail will supply you with a licence number and this must be applied to the envelope on your post. This can be done by certain franking machines. (The FP Optimail 30, FP Ultimail and FP Centormail franking machines are all capable of applying this licence).
The letters must be separated by class and presented to the Royal Mail in trays that they provide.
The address must be machine printed in a defined area of the letter to be read by Royal Mail sorting machines. The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) address specification is recommended to maximise discounts but it is not compulsory.
Royal Mail require certain areas of the mailpiece to have no markings, these are called clearzones. These areas are where Royal Mail barcodes will be printed on each item. The barcodes are for Royal Mail sorting machines to print and read codes on letters to enable mechanical sorting.
You can view the Royal Mail website to find out more details.
If you would like to know about franking machines that are Cleanmail compatible and how to get a cleanmail® Advantage licence you can call FP-IMS on 0870 066 3526 and we will guide you through the steps you need to take.