Being one of the largest retailers in the world and in the UK, Tesco is famous for covering all of your home and personal needs.
From electronics to garments to food and toiletries, Tesco sells everything… But, does Tesco Sell Stamps? Here is what I discovered!
Does Tesco Sell Stamps In 2021?
Tesco does sell postage stamps as of 2021. Customers can find postage stamps at the cigarette kiosk or customer service desk within Tesco stores. Large first-class stamps start at £5.16, first-class stamps start at £5.10, and second-class stamps start at £3.96.
But, what if you don’t have a Tesco near you? Can you buy them online? Continue reading to find out everything you need to know if Tesco sells UK postage stamps on their website and whether it is an economical option or not.
Do Tesco Sell Stamps Online?
Yes, the good news is that Tesco does sell UK postage stamps on their website.
I looked at their online store and found various packs available, and the price was not any different from what you get in their stores. You can have the stamps delivered straight to your home or opt for the Click and Collect option.
What Packs of Stamps Are Available at Tesco?
Both first-class and second-class stamps are available in packs of 6 and 12 for normal stamps and packs of 4 for large stamps.
However, Tesco sometimes is out of stock, so you may not always find all of them in-store or online.
When it comes to choosing your stamps, buying a bigger pack of stamps does not always save you money.
As an example, the pack of 6 regular first class stamps costs £0.85 per stamp, which is also the same for the pack of 12.
One real benefit of buying the bigger packs would be that you’ll have to worry less about restocking.
Does Tesco Deliver UK Postal Stamps for Free?
No, Tesco charges for everything bought on their website for delivery to your home. The minimum delivery charge is £4.50, which increased last summer due to high demands on deliveries during lockdowns.
Moreover, there’s also a minimum spend cap of £25 to be eligible for any deliveries.
Customers who regularly get items delivered from Tesco opt for the Delivery Saver subscription, which costs £7.99/month, offering you free deliveries as well as free Click & Collect service in the same monthly fee.
The issue is that your order should be at least £40 or more in total. Tesco has also paused new signups for this service due to very high demand, causing logistical problems.
Is Buying Stamps from Tesco Cheaper than Other Stores?
I did a little digging and investigated some other stores to see if buying stamps from Tesco was any cheaper.
If you’re looking to buy stamps in-store at Tesco, you will find no difference in the price to any other retailer or the post office. However, when comparing online, the price can differ greatly.
Compared to Royal Mail’s online store, Tesco comes out to be much more expensive, especially if you’re buying stamps alone and getting them delivered to your house.
Royal Mail delivers the same stamps at exactly the same price, with delivery charges starting at only £1.45 instead of £4.50 at Tesco.
In Tesco’s defence, you could get the stamps delivered faster since Royal Mail’s website guarantees delivery in 3 to 5 working days. But if you’re not in a hurry, it might be a good idea to use them instead of Tesco or any other retailer.
To learn more, you can also see our related guide on whether or not Asda sells stamps if you have one of their stores closer by.