Royal Mail Click & Drop label sizes change tonight

By Chris Dawson November 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

Royal Mail are introducing their new 2D barcodes to Click & Drop labels today, Tuesday the 10th of November.

From some point this evening the new labels will be available and the option to print on A5 or A6 sized labels will be removed.

All letter labels printed from Click & Drop will now be produced as 3.5 x 5 inch landscape labels.

All large letter and parcel labels will be printed as 5 x 3.5 inch portrait labels.

If you are planning to print labels we’d recommend that you print them ahead of time, or delay to print them the following morning. Whilst we’re sure Royal Mail will reduce downtime to a minimum, inevitably the changes will occur just as someone tries to print!

When printing labels for tracked services, the tracking number will appear on the label. When you drop them off at the Post Office, your parcels will be scanned to start the tracking process.

While Royal Mail haven’t specifically said is that all large letters and parcels with the 2D barcode will be tracked, even if in the past you’d have paid extra for tracking. The introduction of 2D Labels should obviate the need to pay for Royal Mail Signed in the future, if your item is relatively low value.

Once Royal Mail start publishing tracking for 2D barcodes in the Spring of 2016, you’ll get an acceptance scan and a delivery scan, either of which will be sufficient for eBay On-Time delivery metrics.

  • dan
    2 years ago

    i have got an email about smartstamp shutting down and that i should choose either Online postage or Click Drop.

    are there any labels i can buy for click and drop (as it seems good that it can drag the orders from ebay, so ill probably use this)..

    i currently use 4 to sheet L7169 labels.

    can anyone help with what labels ill need for click and drop ? (link or code to buy would be good!)



    • 2 years ago

      I’ve been using Royal Mail “click and drop”, there is anA4 option for your label’s, however when you print the label, it’s too small and laps over the edge of the label. Royal Mail seem to be going backwards now!

  • dan
    2 years ago

    i go to click and drop and it still only gives A5 or A4 options, and states “cut out and attach to parcel”,

    supposed to have changed on the 10th?? you state above that these options will disappear?

    • Snowy
      2 years ago

      Yes doesn’t seem to have updated and no updates from Royal Mail.

    • dan
      2 years ago

      thanks for that! kinda reassuring i wasnt doing it wrong and you can see its still not updated as i can!

      glad i didnt order a whole load of new labels JUST yet.

      i hope it will work with labels, as that was what smartstamp was good at! and the days of cutting and pasting from paper are gone!

    • SNOWY
      2 years ago

      I’m led to believe the new formats are now live, there were issues with the 2D tracking codes on the labels.

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