Royal Mail OBA (Online Business Account)

Royal Mail are advising business sellers who still use paper dockets for PPI stamps (Printed Post Impression) to move to an Online Business Account (OBA).

For those using offline postage the minimum order value has risen from £5 to £20, plus a separate £1 handling fee. This means if your daily dispatch amount is less than £20 you’ll either need a trip to the Post Office or have to wait until you have £20 of postage before you ship your orders.

The minimum order value for OBA remains at £5, and the difference is due to the cost of printing andhandling paperwork compared to processing postage orders online. If you’re not already using OBA you can contact Royal Mail to add it to your existing business account.