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Average postal value of your round

27 Jun 2020, 23:23

Munchboii wrote:Try 30 specials a day that's what my office had in the peak in april not even joking all from amazon

My record was 41 Amazon specials one day at Christmas all Amazon also rural office

Average postal value of your round

03 Jul 2020, 15:20

97gaz wrote:
norris9 wrote:How much postage do you think has been paid to send everything you deliver on your round on an average day?

Specials.
Average: 2 a day.
Postal cost: £8 each.
Total: £16.

Customs Charge Cards.
Average: 2 a week.
Cost: £8 handling fee.
Total: £3.20 a day.

Tracked Parcels.
Average: 20 a day.
Average Cost: £4 per parcel.
Total: £80.

Stamped Letters/stamped small parcels:
Average: 50 a day.
Average Cost: £0.90.
Total: £45.

No idea on the costs of the below, but lots of these are delivered daily...
Chinese packets.
Franked Mail.
Magazines.
Door to Doors.

So I'd just take a wild guess and say the postage paid on all the items I deliver averages over £200 a day.

Just did this out of curiosity seeing as RM are losing money. I may be way out with all of this. Wondered if anyone has thought about this?


It's very simplistic though. Every one of those items you deliver has been on multiple vehicles and through multiple hands. The profit from those items also has to pay for 140k wages. 20k vehicles, 1000s of properties. Pension contributions. Sick pay. Vehicle workshops and staff. The list is massive.The diesel bill alone must be huge. I doubt that delivery makes a penny profit. That's why you'll never see owner drivers until we stop delivering letters in the distant future. Don't forget also that we probably don't make enough profit to barely cover our costs on most DSA.

norris9 wrote:And yes, there is an £8 handling fee that RM charge for each customs charge. Which on the face on it seems hefty and the profit made on these must be pretty


I'm under the impression tthat we have to maintain the HWDC on behalf of the taxman and we have to pay up front for these surcharges. We regularly return some as refused or not picked up so we lose the money on those. They also go through the special delivery channel as well so more expense. I don't think we make much on these.




RM have 55,0000 vehicles.

Average postal value of your round

03 Jul 2020, 15:25

Munchboii wrote:
wacko74 wrote:
plymouth3 wrote:I’ve often valued my round at about £1,000 per day.
8-10 specials
600 letters
100 tracked
100 untracked packets
20-30 large packets

My daily wage of £80 Approx 8 % of revenue

Leaves £920 for collections transport distribution and management

And we still losing money!

Something wrong somewhere

For example in care home front line wages are 80%



Exactly,

Especially when you consider that us posties doing the 'final mile' is supposed to be most labour intensive and expensive part of the entire RM pipeline.. just where is all the other revenue going??


UKmail and whistle take alot of income from royal mail, doing DSA royal mail only get about 20p profit/letter compared to a 1st class stamped letter of 55p /letter profit. .

Factor this is, I think maybe in your calculation should reduce the 8income by letters by 60%. Then it gives a figure of £400 ish pound profit per round. This then goes to maintenance, collections and management!!




DOWNSTREAM ACCESS IS 29P FOR STANDARD (UP TO 6 DAYS BEFORE HAVING TO BE DELIVERED) AND 41 P FOR 3 DAY DELIVERY.

Average postal value of your round

04 Jul 2020, 09:05

If you look through all of this forum you will find people of work with all sorts of issues your round needs not only to pay for your wages but the people who are of sick, i bet not many would want to buy their walks and pay someone to do it when your on holiday or sick deal with all the compensation claims and complaints pay for the upkeep of your van, of course the vans would be looked after and more care taken delivering if we were the ones who had to pay for such things.

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