YouShop discount for Black Friday - and beyond

27 November 2015

Just in time for the popular online shopping day, Black Friday, New Zealand Post is offering its YouShop customers a 10 percent discount on postage.

Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is the beginning of Christmas shopping in the USA, with retailers offering deep discounts online, and with YouShop, Kiwis have access to savings like never before.

And, in good news for the lead up to Christmas, the discount will be available until 5 December.

So far 158,000 New Zealanders are registered to use YouShop - a service which gives customers a delivery address on the ground in the UK (for shopping across Europe), USA and China so shoppers can access brands and goods that are not available in New Zealand.

Shoppers provide a YouShop address at the merchant's checkout, the online merchant sends the items to that address and New Zealand Post sends them to a New Zealand address.

Executive GM - International and Global Logistic Dr Sohail Choudhry said YouShop is becoming increasingly popular with New Zealanders, particularly during key global sales dates, such as Black Friday.

“We saw a 23 percent spike in YouShop volumes for Christmas last year, and in the lead up to Christmas this year we expect online shoppers will be even busier,” Dr Choudhry said.