Liberal Democrats

Bulk buy deal - FAQs

Order yours by Monday 8th March

By Henry McMorrow, Aug 24, 2020 1:08

A pile of Liberal Democrat posters. Window posters mind. Not the really good ones.

The LDHQ Campaigns & Elections Team are running a rolling programme of bulk-buy deals on literature and Royal Mail door-to-door delivery.

Why opt in to the bulk-buy deal?

  • It’s a process that you’re hand-held throughout
  • It can work out cheaper for printing as we’re ordering in bulk
  • It allows you to consistently stay in touch with voters and to follow our campaign literature “volume plan”. 

This month's bulk-buy deal is on on a new April A3 Focus

If you would like to take advantage of this phase of the bulk buy deal, you need to obtain permission from your Local Party Treasurer and Election Agent as this spend will occur within the regulated period. Please complete A3 focus & Royal Mail form by 5pm, Monday 8th March.

Please note: you will not be able to access the template unless you have signed up to the new Campaign Hub - you can do so here

ALDC are also offering a number of bulk-buy deals - in particular a direct mail deal with Election Workshop. You can check out their deals here.

Or go bespoke...

While this specific bulk-buy deal is for a drop date on 12th April we do encourage you to book multiple weeks. You can book a bespoke deal directly with the Royal Mail. You can opt to book successive weeks on the same contract. The price will decrease the more orders you place on the same contract.

You will need to source a printer to print your artwork direct.

To find out more about this, email our Royal Mail contact on: [email protected] who will guide you through the whole process

We are always happy to help with advice, so contact [email protected] for initial guidance.

Please note: Owing to the impacts of Coronavirus and increased demand, the Royal Mail Door to Door team are operating at reduced capacity. Whilst they will make every effort to fulfil your order in time, issues during the account registration booking phase will cause delays and may impact the delivery date.
As any materials that Royal Mail deliver during your regulated expense period will need to include the delivery cost, we advise you exercise caution when making bookings and obtain express permission from the Election Agent.


Drop Date: From W/C April 12th

22/2 Deal Open
08/03 Deal closes
09/03 RM booking form and PC sectors
12/3 Artwork to Printers
15/03/2021 RM contract signed & payment
18/3 RM paperwork submitted to the relevant printer as per instructions
2/4 Delivery from printers to RM
12/4 Delivery to seats RM D2D

Please be aware the Royal Mail are operating at reduced capacity due to Covid, so it is advised to get your artwork and paperwork in ASAP. We will send you the RM paperwork as soon as your order is in. 

Print deal - Indicative Quotes, Deadlines & FAQs 

For quotes and guidance on printing please follow either of the below link:

A3 Focus - Park communications

Who will design my leaflet? You will need to adapt the template yourself

When do I need to submit my Artwork by? 5pm 12th March

Royal Mail paid delivery deal - Indicative Quotes, Deadlines & FAQs

Please see the Royal Mail Door to Door rate card for prices here.

If you're setting up a new account, the process may take longer. Please opt for the advance payment option (not a credit account). If you've already got an account set up please ensure you have the account number on the booking form.

The weight will be under 20g and sizes will be smaller than 5mm

Please note: The minimum order price has now reduced to £200 + VAT - if your order is under this amount, you will still be charged. 

Prices do not include VAT, which will be added. 

What’s Royal Mail Door to Door? It’s an unaddressed delivery service provided by Royal Mail, find out more here: 

When do I need to submit my Postcode Sectors and booking form by? 5pm Tuesday 16th March

When do I need to sign the contract and make payment by? 3pm, Monday 22nd March.

Who is the Royal Mail contact? Stefan Mills - [email protected] - you will need to request a booking form from him - he will guide you through the process and ensure you get the best deal. Please email him and [email protected] as soon as you have completed the booking form

How do I find Postcode Sectors? 

Please see updated guidance here.

Anything I should be aware of? Please note the prices quoted are for standard postcode-sectors, if you require bespoke measures to ward level or to an exact constituency, the price will increase significantly as some items would be addressed.

Literature will begin to land in seats from Monday 19th April

Once you have completed your order you will be sent an email with more information about next steps, including artwork upload.

If you have any further questions please contact [email protected]


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