Alternative Mail Providers

Alternatives to the state run Royal mail include TNT Post which is part of the TNT Group which provide businesses with with extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs as well as Business Post who claim to the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK.

Citipost AMP Limited (formerly Alternative Mail and Parcels Limited), City Link Post which is trading name of Target Express Parcels, CMS the trading name of Royale Research Limited, DHL Express formerly known as Securicor Omega Express, FedEx UK Limited, Intercity Communications Limited, Lynx Mail, Scotpost, UK Mail and Zip Mail Limited.


A specialised British mail provider is The British Forces Post Office (BFPO). It is an agency that provides a postal service to HM Forces, separate from that provided by Royal Mail. BFPO addresses are used for the delivery of mail in the UK and around the world.

The BFPO has developed a hybrid form of mail, known as ‘e-Bluey’, in which letters can be sent directly by e-mail to the BFPO, and then dispatched to the recipient via the traditional postal system.