Liberal Democrats

Bulk buy deal - FAQs

Order yours by Tuesday 8th December

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.

Here's info below about the new phase we're offering.

Why opt in to the bulk-buy deal?

  • It’s a process that you’re hand-held throughout – meaning you do not have to deal directly with Royal Mail or the Printers
  • It’s often (though not always) cheaper as we’re ordering in bulk
  • As we offer door-to-door postage, it allows a greater degree of flexibility for seats without deliverers in the current climate

If you would like to take advantage of this phase of the bulk buy print deal or the Royal Mail paid delivery option, you need to obtain permission from your Local Party Treasurer and complete this form by 5pm, Tuesday 8th December.

Please see artwork here.

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

Print deal - Indicative Quotes, Deadlines & FAQs 

The cost of printing depends on the paper weight. The standard price (based on a minimum run of 5,000) is:

£28 per 1,000 (55gm2) 

£35 per 1,000 (70gm2)

The price for 1,000 – 4,000 will be as follows:


1k - £160 including delivery

2k - £170 including delivery

3k - £180 including delivery

4k -  £190 including delivery


1k - £190 including delivery

2k - £205 including delivery

3k - £220 including delivery

4k -  £235 including delivery

For 5,000 copies onwards the cost per thousand rates apply + delivery costs +  any additional plate changes.

No VAT is applicable to these charges.

How much is delivery?

£75 per pallet (maximum of 50k copies per pallet) – additional pallets charged at the same rate.

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

What is the spec of the leaflet?

PDF to 300 DPI
No furniture
No bleed
Minimum safe area (Margin with no design in) 10mm
PDF output should be in CMYK as opposed to RGB. 

When do I need to submit my Artwork by? 5pm Thursday 10th December.

How do I submit my Artwork? Please send your pages to John Croucher as  “we transfer” files –  - Contact number: 07880 724 570


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

Volumes of up to 25,000: flat rate of £69.99 per ‘000
Volumes between 25,001 and 100,000: flat rate of £63.68 per ‘000
Volume between 100,001 and 200,000: flat rate of £59.48 per ‘000
Volumes between 200,001 and 500,000 the Door to Door price is calculated based on the household density of each post sector, but as an average it works out at approx. £57.39 per ‘000

Please note: The minimum order price has now reduced to £100 + 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 by? 5pm Wednesday 9th December

When do I need to sign the contract and make payment by? 3pm, Friday 11th December

Who is the Royal Mail contact? Stefan Mills - - you will need to request a booking form from him - he will guide you through the process and ensure you get the best deal.

How do I find Postcode Sectors? 

A Postcode Sector consists of the first part of a postcode, and the number at the front of the second part of a post code. For example, the postcode “SW1A 0AA”, is in the postcode sector “SW1A 0.” 

If you want a list in Connect of only individuals of a certain Postcode Sector, you can go to the “Addresses” field of Create a List, and type the Postcode Sector into the “Postcode” field. 

Alternatively, you can add the Postal Sector as a field on a Standard Text export in Connect by selecting “Customize Export” when exporting a list, to see all Postcode sectors contained in a mailing list.

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 26th October for Royal Mail and Friday 16th October for hand-delivery.

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


Upcoming Bulk-buy Schedule

19/11 Deal Open
08/12 Deal closes
09/12 RM booking form and PC sectors
10/12 Artwork to Printers
11/12 RM contract signed & payment
4/1 Delivery to seats from printers for hand and to RM
11/1 Delivery to seats RM D2D
February A3 FOCUS
4/1 Deal Open
18/01 Deal closes
19/01 RM booking form and PC sectors
22/01 Artwork to Printers
22/01 RM contract signed & payment
29/01 Delivery to seats from printers for hand and to RM
15/02 Delivery to seats RM D2D
2/2 Deal Open
15/02 Deal closes
16/02 RM booking form and PC sectors
18/2 Artwork to Printers
18/2 RM contract signed & payment
26/2 Delivery to seats from printers for hand and to RM
15/3 Delivery to seats RM D2D
1/3 Deal Open
15/03 Deal closes
16/03 RM booking form and PC sectors
18/3 Artwork to Printers
18/3 RM contract signed & payment
26/3 Delivery to seats from printers for hand and to RM
15/4 Delivery to seats RM D2D

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