Maximise Your Direct Mail
Whilst Minimising the Cost

We have a wealth of direct mail knowledge and can provide you with the print, processing and delivery services to meet your requirements.

With so many services available to consumers these days, knowing the service options on offer and choosing the right one to meet your needs can be very confusing and in many instances, alternatives are available that are comparable and cheaper to use.

At CBF our job is to maximise the impact of your mailings whilst minimising the costs through a variety of print, processing and postage services.

Marketing Mailings for Car & Bike tyre brands

Marketing and Sample Mailings

Daily Student and Marketing Mailings

Brochure and Security Mailings

Print Services

Whether your mailing comprises a simple letter to customers, subscribers or suppliers or you need print services for brochure, magazine and leaflet dispatch, we have the ability to offer and advise on a wide range of options.From single insert print to multiple documents, personalised or generic we can supply to meet your requirement.

Envelope Mailings

We can enclose all sizes of envelope (DL, C5, C4) using our automated enclosing lines or we can hand enclose those jobs that are more bespoke or have a requirement that means they cannot be automated.


Ideal for brochure and magazine dispatch polywrapping your item not only ensures you minimise your packaging but also makes your mailing piece more visually appealing.

Bespoke Mailings

Are you thinking outside the box and have a requirement that doesn’t follow the norm? At CBF we love a challenge, don’t be afraid to ask!

Postal Providers and Services

Are you in a rush to get your items delivered?

With a variety of services available from Royal Mail and DSA (Downstream Access) suppliers such as TNT and Citipost we can get your item delivered in accordance with your needs at a cost you can afford.

Do you have non time specific mailing demands? Why not save on postage and utilise the economy services on offer available to bulk mailing companies such as CBF.

Royal Mail Standard Service Levels: 1st Class, 2nd Class
Royal Mail Bulk Mail Service Levels: 1st Class, 2nd Class, Economy
Royal Mail Bulk Mail Service options: Business Mail, Advertising Mail, Publishing Mail

DSA (Downstream Access)

Comparable services excluding 1st class.

Business Mail

This discount service carries the majority of items that do not fall into the classification of Advertising Mail or are not applicable for the Publishing option.

Delivery Services:

1st Class (Next Working Day), 2nd Class (2-3 working days), Economy (3-5 days from day of release. 66% of delivery aimed at the 4th working day)

Advertising Mail

Mailings made up of a largely uniform message to all addressee's with the purpose of promoting the sale or use of products or services; those that encourage contribution to, or support of a cause, are classed as Advertising Mail. Royal Mail asks all Advertising Mail users to send them a sample of their mail piece for approval prior to issuing a licence for each mailing.

Delivery Services:

1st Class (Next Working Day), 2nd Class (2-3 working days), Economy (3-5 days from day of release. 66% of delivery aimed at the 4th working day)

Publishing Mail

Anyone who owns or publishes a periodical or is contracted to publish or distribute a periodical within the UK can use Publishing Mail. Mailing houses can apply to have a publication registered in their name provided that a letter of authorisation from the publisher or owner of the publication is sent to the Publishing Mail team.

Delivery Services:

1st Class (Next Working Day), 2nd Class (2-3 Working Days)


Who/What is a DSA?

Since the loss of the postal monopoly by Royal Mail in January 2006, DSA’s (Downstream Access) are licensed companies that directly compete with Royal Mail to process, sort and deliver your post, though in the vast majority of cases (99%) these companies still present your items to Royal Mail for the ‘final mile’ or in simple terms… delivery to your door.

Postage prices are competitive as mail processing costs for the DSA’s are lower than Royal Mail’s. This means that your current postage costs could be greatly reduced. Companies have seen savings of thousands of pounds on their annual mailings just by changing their service provider.

Want to know more or just need some advice? Either fill in one of our enquiry forms or pick up the phone, we would love to hear from you.