Glossary (English) beginning with P
PostmarkA marking applied to a cover to show the date and point of mailing or arrival.
Price controlA regulatory control imposed by Ofcom to ensure affordability of 2nd Class stamped mail. A separate margin squeeze control on 2nd Class bulk mail aims to ensure a sufficient margin exists between Royal Mails retail price and the Access price to facilitate effective upstream competition.
Pricing in proportionRoyal Mail's decision to move away from prices based only on weight to a system that also takes into account the size of items being posted.
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