Changes to our products and services from 1 July 2021

24 May 2021

It has been another year of change for us all. There have been both challenges and opportunities as we adapt and evolve to keep up with this ever-changing market. At New Zealand Post, we continue to be committed to providing you with a sustainable, market-leading delivery service now and for the future in response to these changes.

To maintain our commitment, we need to continuously review our infrastructure and processes. As we upscale our business to reflect the changing market, we are also subject to a variety of changing cost components, including increased labour costs, investment in new technology and our continued focus on health and safety.

For more information or guidance on these upcoming changes, please don’t hesitate to contact your Business Manager or complete our online enquiry form.

See our questions and answers for more information.


Quick links to key information on this page:


CourierPost/Pace/Contract Logistics/NZ Post Transport

From 1 July 2021, the price of the following products and services will increase:

  • CourierPost
  • Pace
  • NZ Post Transport
  • Contract Logistics

Complying with our Sending Standards

We know how important it is to get your parcels delivered first time, so remember when sending parcels please make sure you understand and comply with our sending standards. For more information, please visit nzpost.co.nz/sendingstandards.

See our questions and answers for more information.

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International Outbound

Changes to our international products and services from 1 July 2021:

Updates to product names and codes

From 1 July 2021, we will be updating our product and service names of our international services, to simplify our service for you. The table below outlines what changes will be made to the names. Download a full list (PDF - 133KB) of updated product codes.

 

New Name

Old Name

Economy

Economy

International Air Small Parcel

Economy Bulk

International Air Satchel

Economy Tracked

International Air Satchel Tracked

Economy Plus

International Air Parcel

Economy Letters

International Air Letters

Volume Mail

International Bulk Mail

Courier

Courier

International Courier

Courier Extension

International Courier Exemption

Courier Select

International GoCourier

Express

Express

International Express Courier

Adjustments to pricing

From 1 July 2021 for business customers , we are making the following changes to our International products and services:

Sending a letter overseas

From 1 July 2021, the required postage will increase for sending letters and documents overseas via Economy Letters:

Size

Max dimensions
(height x length x thickness)

Max weight

Required postage* for Australia and South Pacific

For Rest of the world

Aerogrammes and postcards

130mm x 235mm

10g

$2.80

$2.80

Medium

130mm x 235mm x 5mm

100g

$2.80

$3.60

Large

165mm x 235mm x 10mm

200g

$3.60

$4.30

Oversize

260mm x 385mm x 10mm

200g

$4.90

$6.50

* Required postage rates are GST inclusive. Required postage is the amount that must be included on an envelope or parcel in order for NZ Post to carry that envelope or parcel across its network. Actual retail price may vary. The increase in RRP of some Postage Included Envelopes may differ from the increase in postage due to increases in other supplier costs.

Sending parcels overseas

From 1 July 2021, the required postage will increase for sending parcels overseas for the following:

  • Economy services (previously known as International Air), including:
    • Economy (previously known as International Air Small Parcel)
    • Economy Plus (previously known as International Air Parcel)
    • Economy Bulk (previously known as International Air Satchel)
    • Economy Tracked (previously known as International Air Satchel Tracked)
    • Volume Mail (previously known as Intenational Bulk Mail)
  • Courier (previously known as International Courier)
  • Courier Extension (previously known as International Courier Exemption)
  • Courier Select (previously known as International GoCourier), including:
    • Courier Select_Australia
    • Courier Select_UK
    • Courier Select_USA
    • Courier Select_China
  • Express (previously known as International Express Courier)

From 1 July 2021, the following card rates will apply for Economy, Economy Plus, Courier and Express services for sending your parcels and documents (over 1kg). Please refer to your pricing schedule for rates applicable for your business for these and all other services.

 

 Economy^

Economy Plus^

 

Courier^

Express^

Minimum chargeable weight

200g

2kg

500g

500g

Item weight

up to 2kg

up to 20kg

up to 30kg

up to 30kg

Per item

per kg

per item

per kg

per item

per kg

per item

per kg

Australia
(Zone A)

$8.8985

 

$8.3210

 

$11.1178

 

$8.2843

 

$26.4627

 

$8.5104

 

$53.2415

 

$17.4264

 

South Pacific
(Zone B)

$12.8139

 

$14.8775

 

$16.9579

 

$13.8108

 

$44.0969

 

$14.1688

 

$95.6108

 

$26.9073

 

Asia
(Zone C)

$13.9871

 

$21.2441

 

$20.4728

 

$18.4179

 

$44.0969

 

$18.9067

 

$96.0159

 

$35.6553

 

Canada, UK & Europe
(Zone D)

$15.4997

 

$26.7217

 

$22.7007

 

$21.3056

 

$44.9367

 

$21.7332

 

$96.1814

 

$39.2304

 

United States of America
(Zone US)

$16.0893

 

$25.3114

 

$25.2950

 

$23.7405

 

$55.9115

 

$23.2102

 

$96.1814

 

$39.2304

 

Rest of World
(Zone E)

$14.5040

 

$26.5767

 

$23.9769

 

$23.0251

 

$44.0969

 

$23.6221

 

$105.9823

 

$47.1005

 

^ Required postage rates are GST exclusive. Required postage is the amount that must be included on an envelope or parcel in order for NZ Post to carry that envelope or parcel across its network. Actual retail price may vary.

From 1 July 2021, the following changes will be applied to international products and services:

RedClick

From mid-2021, we will be retiring our legacy online labelling tool, RedClick, which produces electronic labels for sending.  If you are using other labelling tools (eShip/APIs) there is nothing you need to do.  If you are a RedClick user, we encourage you to speak with your Business Manager and explore other NZ Post electronic lodgement tools.

Economy Bulk service admin fee

  • An administration fee per satchel (blue bag) will be introduced for both packets and letters using Economy Bulk service, unless lodgements originate from a mail house.

Please refer to your customised pricing schedule for details.

Change in minimum chargeable weight for documents

  • Minimum chargeable weight for documents sent via Courier and Courier Extension will increase from 250g to 500g.

Please refer to the table below for the prices:

 

 Courier and Courier Extension Documents (under 1kg)**

Weight breaks

500g

1kg

Australia
(Zone A)

$25.1901

 

$31.5075

 

South Pacific
(Zone B)

$39.0520

 

$49.1303

 

Asia
(Zone C)

$39.0520

 

$49.1303

 

Canada, UK & Europe
(Zone D)

$48.7813

 

$61.6216

 

United States of America
(Zone US)

$60.6950

 

$76.6712

 

Rest of World
(Zone E)

$47.8697

 

$60.4699

 

**Rates are stated GST exclusive. Required postage is the amount that must be included on an envelope or parcel in order for NZ Post to carry that envelope or parcel across its network. Actual retail price may vary.

Return to Sender charge for Courier

  • A fee per parcel will be charged for any parcels that cannot be delivered via Courier Select_Australia services that are returned to sender.
  • Please refer to your pricing schedule attached for details.

Changes to Economy Bulk and Economy Tracked

  • The minimum chargeable weight of Economy Bulk Item/Kilo (IBPIK) and Economy Tracked Item/Kilo (IBPT) will increase from 10g to 100g.

We are changing the service codes for Economy Bulk Item/Kilo (IBPIK) and Economy Tracked Item/Kilo (IBPT). You will be billed on new product codes as shown in the updated product codes list (PDF - 133KB).

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PO Boxes and Private Bags

The cost to rent a Business PO Box will increase by $10 (incl. GST) from 1 July 2021.

We offer the following types of mail sorting:

  • A five-day sort means your mail is sorted and delivered to your PO Box each weekday.
  • A six-day sort includes Saturdays (excluding public holidays).

Both the five-day and six-day sort are location dependent.

New pricing from 1 July 2021:

Lobby type

5 day Small

(incl. GST)

6 day Small

(incl. GST)

5 day Large

(incl. GST)

6 day Large

(incl. GST)

Priority

$210.00

$230.00

$260.00

$310.00

Standard

$195.00

$215.00

$245.00

$295.00

Private Bags

The cost to rent a Private Bag will increase by $10 (incl. GST) from 1 July 2021 to $375 per annum (including GST).

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Standard Mail

We are increasing the price of the following Standard Mail letter products:

  • Standard Post
  • FreePost
  • Postage Included Envelopes
  • Business Mail Centre Services

Please refer to the Standard Mail rate card (PDF - 66.6KB) for pricing. New prices will apply from 1 July 2021.

Priority Business Mail

The use of the Priority Business Mail (PBM) service has reduced greatly over the last few years, making it difficult to retain as a financially viable product. Therefore, we’ve decided to end our PBM services from 1 July 2021 onwards. If you still have any pre-printed PBM branded envelopes, including prepaid postage, after 1 July 2021, you can continue to use these as Standard Post. Our Standard Post service will deliver your mail across town and between major towns and cities in the usual efficient timeframes.

The table below shows how PBM pricing compares to current Standard Post pricing.

Size Priority Business Mail Current Standard Post pricing Standard Post pricing from 1 July 2021
Medium $2.80 $1.40 $1.50
Large $3.70 $2.70 $2.80
Oversize $5.10 $4.00 $4.10

Bulk Mail

The following changes to our Bulk Mail products will take effect on 1 July 2021:

  • New pricing will be introduced on all Bulk Mail products
  • Zonal Pricing will be introduced for PrintPost (see below for additional information about this)
  • Minimum lodgement volumes for PrintPost will be reduced from 1,000 to 300
  • Zone A will be expanded to provide increased coverage within major towns and cities. 20 postcodes will move from Zones B, C & D to Zone A and one postcode will move from Zone A to Zone D.

Information on changes to Bulk Mail products, will be available in the Postal User Guide from 1 July 2021.

The NZ Post Bulk Mail Zones list will updated prior to 1 July 2021.

In the interim, please refer to the Bulk Mail product specifications below for more information.

Bulk Mail specifications

Bulk Mail Rate Card

New pricing will be introduced for all Bulk Mail products. Please refer to the Bulk Mail Rate Card for pricing. New prices will apply from 1 July 2021.

Bulk Mail chart

There are no significant changes to the Bulk Mail Chart. There are some minor clarifications, which will be available in the Bulk Mail Chart, which will be published prior to 1 July 2021.

Envelope Layout Standards

There are no significant changes to the Domestic Bulk Mail Envelope Layout Standards. There are some minor clarifications, which will be available in the Domestic Bulk Mail Envelope Layout Standards, which will be published prior to 1 July 2021.

Zonal Pricing

Zonal Pricing has already been applied to Adcard, GoFlexible and VolumePost. This will also be applied to PrintPost on 1 July 2021.

Zonal Pricing is a pricing structure that charges different prices for mail deliveries to different areas.

Every New Zealand postcode containing delivery points has been allocated to one of four “Zones”; Zone A, Zone B, Zone C and Zone D. Each of these zones has a different price.

In addition to the above Zonal Pricing, a separate pricing tier applies to any items with incorrect or missing postcodes. This pricing tier is called IPC (Invalid Postcode). More information on Zonal Pricing and IPC terms and conditions will be available under the Adcard, GoFlexible and VolumePost sections in the Postal User Guide from 1 July 2021. It will also be available under the PrintPost section on 1 July 2021. In the interim, please refer to the Bulk Mail product specifications for this information.

NZ Post Bulk Mail Zones

NZ Post Bulk Mail Zones (XLS - 76KB)*

Bulk mail zones are defined by postcode. They are defined for the purpose of determining prices for bulk mail lodged as Adcard, GoFlexible, PrintPost and VolumePost. Those prices can be found in the Domestic Bulk Mail Rate Card on the NZ Post website.

* The NZ Post Bulk Mail Zones list provides details of the postcode zone and delivery type for all valid postcodes in NZ.

Note: There are 3 listed postcodes that have no zonal mapping as they have no physical mail delivery points, i.e. all mail sent to those postcodes should be addressed to the PO Box Lobby within the postcode. These are highlighted in yellow in the PDF.

If you wish to obtain a csv version of the Zonal Postcode list, please contact [email protected]

For more information on Bulk Mail Zonal Pricing, please refer to the Postal User Guide under Adcard, GoFlexible, PrintPost and VolumePost from 1 July 2021. In the interim, please refer to the Bulk Mail product specifications.

Zonal Pricing Rates

Zonal Pricing rates across Adcard, GoFlexible, PrintPost and VolumePost can be found on the Domestic Bulk Mail Rate Card below.

Domestic Bulk Mail Rate Card (PDF - 60KB).

Billing

Your statements will provide a breakdown of how many pieces of mail are sent to each zone for every lodgement and the associated price.

For any billing enquiries, please contact your mailhouse or NZ Post Business Manager.

See our questions and answers for more information.

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