One bag range for all your sending needs

We’ve moved to a single range of bags to simplify sending. Now you can use the same bag range to send within New Zealand and overseas.

One bag range for all your sending needs

We’ve moved to a single range of bags to simplify sending. Now you can use the same bag range to send within New Zealand and overseas.

We've simplified sending

From July 2023 you'll notice some changes to our bags in store and in our online shop. We’ve simplified our bag ranges and now have one bag range for all your sending needs. We’ve removed the service pricing from our bags to ensure that you are choosing the best service for your items when sending within NZ.

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1. Choose a service
We offer two services – Courier and Economy. Choose the service that best meets your sending needs.

2. Choose a bag size
Choose a bag that best fits your item. We have 7 handy bag sizes available ranging from XS to XXL.

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3. Complete your sending
If in store, head to the counter to complete your sending. If using service tickets, ensure you check the ticket size is right for your parcel's size. 

Sending in New Zealand

1. Choose a service

Our fastest service

Courier

Next working day*

Delivered to the door

  • Tracking included
  • Send items up to $2,000
  • Rural delivery surcharge +$5.50
  • Home pickup available

Weight of item
Send up to 3 kg

Add-ons
Signature on delivery + $3.00
Saturday delivery + $6.00

STANDARD SERVICE

Economy

Up to 3 working days*

Delivered to the letterbox

  • Tracking included
  • Send items up to $250
  • Rural delivery surcharge +$5.50

Weight of item
Send up to 3 kg

* Delivery targets are a guide only. Delivery outside major towns and cities, including to and from rural or remote areas will take longer. See our Postal Users’ Guide for further details.

2. Choose the right bag size and price based on your service selection

Bag size Dimensions Courier service^
Includes NZ Post bag
Economy service^
Includes NZ Post bag
Bag only (RRP)
XS 240mm x 130mm $7.80 $5.80 $1.00
S 280mm x 190mm $9.00 $7.00 $1.00
S Bubble 280mm x 190mm $10.00 $8.00 $2.00
M 325mm x 255mm $11.00 $9.00 $1.00
L 380mm x 300mm $12.00 $10.00 $1.00
L Bubble 380mm x 300mm $14.00 $12.00 $3.00
XL 440mm x 400mm $17.00 $15.00 $2.00
XXL 750mm x 515mm Ask at counter Ask at counter $8.00

^ Prices above include the RRP of the NZ Post bag. Prices reflect NZ Post retail stores and online shop pricing. If using your own packaging, only the service ticket pricing applies. A rural delivery surcharge of $5.50 applies to items sent to a rural address. 

Sending self-packaged parcels using our new tickets

We now have a full range of Courier and Economy service tickets to affix to your self-packaged small parcels for sending within New Zealand. The service price is the same whether you’re sending a self-packaged parcel or a bag from the NZ Post range.
 

Which ticket size is right for your parcel?

The ticket size will depend on which NZ Post bag size your item (including its packaging) would fit into.

Step 1: Calculate maximum height

Add your parcel's height and depth together to find the maximum height. i.e. if your parcel measures 300mm height x 240mm width x 20mm depth, 300mm + 20mm = 320mm

Step 2: Calculate maximum width

Add your parcel's width and depth together to find the maximum width. i.e. 240mm + 20mm = 260mm

Step 3: Check bag sizes

Check the bag range dimensions to see which size your item is likely to fit into. e.g., your 320mm x 260mm item fits in the size L bag (370mm x 275mm) so you need to affix the L ticket size to your parcel.

Domestic service ticket pricing

Ticket size Dimensions Courier ticket only* Economy ticket only*
XS 0.001m³ and to fit XS NZ Post bag $6.80 $4.80
S 0.0015m³ and to fit S NZ Post bag $8.00 $6.00
M 0.0035m3 and to fit M NZ Post bag $10.00 $8.00
L 0.005m³ and to fit L NZ Post bag $11.00 $9.00
XL 0.010m3 and to fit XL NZ Post bag $15.00 $13.00

* A rural delivery surcharge of $5.50 applies to items sent to a rural address.

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3 people holding packages in front of famous international landmarks

Sending overseas

You can now purchase our new bag range in store for sending your items overseas. Buy a bag in store and pay for sending your destination at the counter or take your bag away and print a label using the Send a parcel tool.

Frequently asked questions

We’ve simplified our bag ranges and now have one bag range for all your sending needs. We’ve removed the service pricing from our bags to ensure that you are choosing the best service – Courier or Economy, for your items when sending within NZ.
 
To help you, service and pricing information for both our Courier and Economy services will be displayed online and on our sending walls in-store directly above the bags. 

Yes. Bags purchased before 1 July 2023 can still be used to send items. However, you will no longer be able to purchase (prepaid) bags with pricing printed on them from 1 July 2023.

If you have any tickets purchased before 1 July 2023 at home, you can still continue to use these too.

Yes. You can purchase your bags and Economy or Courier tickets at the counter or online to use later. 

If sending within New Zealand, make sure you purchase the right sending tickets to go with your bags, as our Economy and Courier tickets are now specific to bag size.

Books of 10 sending tickets are also available on our online shop or from your local NZ Post store.

Our bag dimensions are still the same – we’ve just renamed them. Here's how they compare. For example, for a Size 3 (C4) bag use an M ticket:

Old bag size  New bag size 
Size 1 (DLE) XS
Size 2 (C5) S
Size 2 (C5 Bubble)  S (Bubble)
Size 3 (C4) M
Size 4 (Foolscap) L
Size 4 (Foolscap Bubble)  L (Bubble)
Size 6 (Lineflow) XL

Or you can bring these into an NZ Post store, and we can advise what ticket is best for your bag size.

The new bag range is for use when sending within New Zealand and overseas. Please ask at the counter for service options and pricing to send overseas.