Changes to our rates on 1 July 2018

On 1 July 2018, we are changing the required postage on certain services for sending letters and parcels within New Zealand and overseas.

Sending a letter within New Zealand

The cost of sending a standard letter using Standard Post will increase.

Standard Post

Size New Postage from 1 July (incl GST)
Medium From $1.00 to $1.20
Large From $2.00 to $2.40
Oversize From $3.00 to $3.60

Please note: The FastPost service was discontinued on 1 January 2018.

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Sending a parcel within New Zealand

Postage included bags

Current product codes New product codes from 1 July Size Current postage New postage from 1 July*
PREFDL PREFDL18 1 (fits DLE) $3.00 $3.50
PREFC5 PREFC518 2 (fits C5) $4.00 $4.50
PREBC5 PREBC518 2 bubble (fits C5) $5.00 $5.50
PREFC4A PREFC418 3 (fits C4) $5.50 $6.00
PREBC4A PREBC418 3 bubble (fits C4) $6.50 $7.00
PREFFSA PREFFS18 4 (fits Foolscap) $6.50 $7.00
PREBFSA PREBFS18 4 bubble (fits Foolscap) $7.50 $8.00
PREFLFA PREFLF18 5 (fits lineflow) $9.00 $9.50

*Rural charge
The rural charge of $3.70 will now apply to ParcelPost standard, untracked tickets and Postage included bags, effective from 1 February 2018 for consumers and 1 July 2018 for NZ Post business customers.

Customers’ own packaging – ParcelPost untracked tickets and labels

Product codes
(No change)
Size Current postage New postage from 1 July*
PKT3DLE DLE $2.70 $3.20
PKT3C5 C5 $3.50 $4.00
PKT3C4 C4 $5.00 $5.50
PKT3FS Foolscap $5.90 $6.40
PKT3LF Lineflow $8.40 $8.90

*Rural charge
The rural charge of $3.70 will now apply to ParcelPost standard, untracked tickets and Postage included bags, effective from 1 February 2018 for consumers and 1 July 2018 for NZ Post business customers.

Upgrade tickets for Postage Included Bags and ParcelPost untracked tickets

Product codes (No change) Upgrade* Current postage New postage from 1 July
TTRKUPG Tracked Upgrade $1.50 $1.00
TCNSUPG Courier Upgrade $3.00 No change
TCSRUPG Courier & Signature Upgrade $6.00 No change

*Saturday delivery
The Saturday delivery charge for Courier and Courier & Signature parcels will increase from $4.90 to $5.00.

Customers’ own packaging – ParcelPost Tracked, Courier and Courier & Signature for Larger parcels

  Across town (price up to 25kg)* Within Island (price for first 5kg)** Nationwide (price for first 5kg)**
  Current postage New postage from 1 July Current postage New postage from 1 July Current postage New postage from 1 July
ParcelPost Tracked $5.50 $5.70 $8.50 $8.80 $13.20 $13.70
Courier $8.90 $9.20 $14.70 $15.20 $31.00 $32.10
Courier & Signature $14.90 $15.20 $20.70 $21.20 $37.00 $38.10**

*Saturday delivery
The Saturday delivery charge for Courier and Courier & Signature parcels will increase from $4.90 to $5.00.

**The additional 5kg price
The additional 5kg price (up to 25kg) is the same as the price for the first 5kg for ParcelPost Tracked and Courier, but for Courier & Signature the additional 5kg price (up to 25kg) is as per the price for the Courier service.

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International services

Sending a letter overseas

International Air (Par Avion) letters

Size Australia and South Pacific Rest of the World
Current postage New postage from 1 July Current postage New postage from 1 July
Aerogramme and postcards $2.20 $2.40 $2.20 $2.40
Medium $2.20 $2.40 $2.70 $3.00
Large $2.70 $3.00 $3.30 $3.60
Extra Large $3.30 $3.60 $4.00 $4.40
Oversize $4.00 $4.40 $5.40 $5.90

Sending a parcel overseas

International Air (Par Avion) small parcels under 2kg (all zones) will increase by an average of 3.9%.

International Courier Parcels and Documents will increase by an average of 5%.

International Express Courier Parcels and Documents will increase by an average of 17.6%.

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PO Box

Domestic and Farmer

  5 day Small 6 day Small 5 day Large 6 day Large
Lobby type Current price New price from 1 July Current price New price from 1 July Current price New price from 1 July Current price New price from 1 July
Priority $155 $165 $175 $185 $205 $215 $255 $265
Standard $140 $150 $160 $170 $190 $200 $240 $250

Business

  5 day Small 6 day Small 5 day Large 6 day Large
Lobby type Current price New price from 1 July Current price New price from 1 July Current price New price from 1 July Current price New price from 1 July
Priority $170 $180 $190 $200 $220 $230 $270 $280
Standard $155 $165 $175 $185 $205 $215 $255 $265

Private Bag

  Annual fee
Lobby type Current price New price from 1 July
Priority $330 $350
Standard $330 $350

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Bulk Mail

Changes to our Bulk Mail offerings include consolidating existing products into four categories:

  • VolumePost (replacing existing products VolumePost 1, VolumePost 3, Volume PreSort and Business Standard)
  • GoFlexible (replacing existing GoFlexible, Business Flexible and Volume PreSort)
  • PrintPost (replacing PrintPost and Print PreSort)
  • Adcard

Statement of Accuracy

Across this range, we will be incentivising customers based on their addressing Statement of Accuracy (SOA) and volumes lodged. This will be done by setting up SOA tiers of 95%+, 90 – 94.99%, 80 – 89.99% and less than 80%/No SOA.  Each SOA tier will be presented against a volume tier (exception less than 80%/No SOA) to get to a relevant price point.  There will be little change in how your mail is lodged today.

Bulk Mail rate card

Find out more about Bulk Mail rate card pricing (PDF - 60KB) from 1 July.

Bulk Mail chart

Find out more about our changes to Bulk Mail (PDF - 3.6MB) from 1 July.

Bulk Mail changes

Find out more about the Bulk mail consolidation (PDF - 546KB) from 1 July.

Envelope Layout Standards

Find out more about Envelope Layout Standards (PDF - 4.0MB) from 1 July.

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Boxlink

Size New Postage from 1 July (incl GST)
Medium From $1.20 to $1.40
Large From $1.70 to $2.00
Oversize From $2.60 to $3.10

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FreePost

Size New Postage from 1 July (incl GST)
Medium – approved format From $0.95 to $1.10
Medium – non-approved format From $1.00 to $1.20
Large From $2.00 to $2.40
Oversize From $3.00 to $3.60

More information

See our questions and answers about these changes

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