Changes to letters and International small parcels from 1 July 2021

The following information applies to Personal customers and also applies to users of a Digital Postage Meter (DPM).

It has been another year of change. 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.

While we’re always looking to reduce costs wherever possible, we have a responsibility to deliver a sustainable mail and parcel delivery service for New Zealand and we do need to review our prices annually. From 1 July 2021, the price of the following products and services will be increasing:


Quick links to key information on this page:

For more information or guidance on these upcoming changes, see our questions and answers, or don't hesitate to compete our online enquiry form.


Sending a letter within NZ

From 1 July 2021, the following price increase will apply to sending letters within NZ.

Standard Mail

The cost to send a Standard Mail letter across New Zealand will increase by 10 cents (incl. GST)*. This means that the medium sized letter will increase to $1.50 (incl. GST) and the large and oversize letters will also increase by 10 cents to $2.80 and $4.10 respectively.

Size Current postage
(incl. GST)
New postage from 1 July
(incl. GST)
Medium
(up to 500g and 130mm x 235mm x 6mm)
$1.40
or 1 x KiwiStamp
$1.50
or 1 x KiwiStamp
Large
(up to 500g and 165mm x 235mm x 10mm)
$2.70 $2.80
Oversize
(up to 1kg and 260mm x 385mm x 20mm)
$4.00 $4.10

* The increase in RRP of some Postage Included Envelopes may differ from the increase in postage due to increases in other supplier costs.

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 New Standard Post from 1 July
Medium $2.80 $1.40 $1.50
Large $3.70 $2.70 $4.00
Oversize $1.50 $2.80 $4.10

PO Box

The annual rental fee for our PO Boxes will increase by $10 for Business Box holders and Private Bag customers.

Sending a letter overseas

From 1 July 2021, the following price increase will apply to sending letters overseas.

Size
(maximum weight and height x length x thickness)
Australia and South Pacific Rest of the World
Current postage
(incl. GST)
Postage from 1 July 2021
(incl. GST)*
Current postage
(incl. GST)
Postage from 1 July 2021
(incl. GST)*
Aerogrammes and postcards
(up to 10g and 130mm x 235mm)
$2.70 $2.80 $2.70 $2.80
Medium
(up to 100g and 130mm x 235mm x 5mm)
$2.70 $2.80 $3.50 $3.60
Large
(up to 200g and 165mm x 235mm x 10mm)
$3.50 $3.60 $4.20 $4.30
Oversize
(up to 200g and 260mm x 385mm x 10mm)
$4.70 $4.90 $6.30 $6.50

* The increase in RRP of some Postage Included Envelopes may differ from the increase in postage due to increases in other supplier costs.

International Air Registered

Letter size
(maximum weight and height x length x thickness)
Current postage
(incl. GST)
Postage from 1 July 2021
(incl. GST)
A5
(up to 200g and 185mm x 280mm x 10mm)
$18.30 $19.30

Sending Parcels Overseas

International Courier

The RRP for International Courier for Zone US will increase by an average of 8%.

The minimum chargeable weight for documents under 1kg will change from 250g to 500g.

There are no price changes to other destinations or for other weights ranges.

International Express Courier

The RRP for International Express Courier will increase by an average of 5%.

Please see the table below for a pricing guide.

  International Courier Document International Courier International Express Courier Document International Express Courier
Minimum chargeable weight 500g 1kg 500g 500g 1kg 500g
Item weight Up to 1kg up to 30kg Up to 1kg up to 30kg
    per item per kg     per item per kg
Australia
(Zone A)
$29.45 $35.58 $30.69 $9.01 $55.83 $62.77 $58.24 $17.42
South Pacific
(Zone B)
$42.91 $52.69 $47.81 $15.26 $87.22 $95.93 $100.61 $26.90
Asia
(Zone C)
$42.91 52.69 $47.81 $20.11 $87.22 $95.93 $101.02 $35.65
Canada, UK & Europe
(Zone D)
$52.36 $64.82 $48.63 $22.40 $101.18 $120.37 $101.18 $39.23
United States of America
(Zone US)
$65.69 $81.67 $60.91 $24.28 $101.18 $120.37 $101.18 $39.23
Rest of World
(Zone E)
$51.47 $63.70 $47.81 $25.13 $101.18 $120.37 $110.98 $47.10

International Air Small Parcel

The cost to send by International Air Small Parcel depends on the destination, weight and size of the item. From 1 July 2021, we are making changes to the maximum length, width and depth restrictions for sending parcels* with the International Air Small Parcel service. Please see the table below for dimensions from 1 July:

International Air Small Parcel

Current

From 1 July 2021

Maximum length + width + depth per item

900mm

825mm

Maximum length of any side

600mm

450mm

Minimum dimensions per item

105mm x 148mm

105mm x 148mm

Minimum chargeable weight per item

200g

200g

Maximum weight per item

2kg

2kg

* There is no change to the dimensions of rolls and tubes sent via the Air Small Parcel service.