Sending to NZ from offshore

See your service options and helpful information for sending direct mail, letters, parcels and freight from offshore to New Zealand.

Sending to NZ from offshore

See your service options and helpful information for sending direct mail, letters, parcels and freight from offshore to New Zealand.

Our services for sending to New Zealand

International CourierPost

International CourierPost allows you to send items to every residential or business street address, PO Box or Private Bag in New Zealand. All items are tracked on an overnight or economy service[1], with the option to request a signature upon receipt of delivery.

International CourierPost also offers you and your customers a wide range of options, including:

  • Parcel Notifications - keep your customers updated with progress on their parcel with notifications by email/SMS
  • Saturday Delivery[2] – give your customers the choice to have their parcel delivered on a Saturday
  • Parcel Collect – your customers can have their parcels delivered to one of over 260 Parcel Collect locations
  • Parcel Leave - your customers can give us permission to leave their parcel somewhere safe at their place to ensure delivery first time
  • Parcel Redirect - your customers can also redirect their parcel to another address within 75km.


[1] Overnight and economy delivery timeframes apply once the item has arrived in New Zealand and is cleared through Customs. 

[2] Saturday delivery dependent on what day the parcel has been released into our network.

International ParcelPost Flat

An affordable way to send small parcels to a street, rural, New Zealand Post PO Box or Private Bag address within New Zealand.

Delivery target: 2-3 working days
Maximum weight: 3kg

Parcel sending guides

Useful information for sending parcels to New Zealand with NZ Post.

Infographic for International parcels (PDF - 500KB)

International guide to sending (PDF - 1.8MB)

Our manifest standard guide has been created to help ensure you meet NZ Customs and NZ Post requirements: 

Manifest file format user guide (XLSX - 190KB)

A convenient way for your customers to return goods to you.

Online shopping in NZ is growing. For some shoppers, the complexity of returning goods (or the lack of the option to return) can be off-putting. A quick and easy returns service is good for both customer confidence and your bottom-line.

A great returns service can:

  • Be a point of difference in a competitive market
  • Remove barriers associated with online shopping
  • Increase customer confidence
  • Improve turnaround time for restocking and reselling returned items.

Find out more and get started with returns.

We offer a range of cost-effective, flexible returns services that work around your business, and offer your customers increased buying confidence. Choose one of our standard services and we can take care of all your returns for a simple monthly fee, or we can build you a tailored returns service.

Bulk mail sending services from NZ Post (more than 300 items)


International VolumePost

The cost effective way to post large volumes of machine-sorted mail.
Find out more about International VolumePost (PDF - 85KB)

International GoFlexible 

Send more creative, effective mailings that deliver a higher level of impact in the mailbox.
Find out more about International GoFlexible (PDF - 86KB)

International PrintPost 

The cost-effective way to send magazines, periodicals and catalogues anywhere in New Zealand.
Find out more about International PrintPost (PDF - 87KB)

International Clean Mail 

A simple option for offshore postal organisations sending high-volume mail to NZ. 
Find out more about International Clean Mail (PDF - 128KB)

Find current pricing on our International Bulk Mail Rate card (PDF - 1.2MB).

Send standard mail & letters (up to 300 items):

International Standard Post

Delivery target: within 3 days of arriving in NZ  
Delivers to: street addresses, rural addresses, NZ Post PO Boxes & Private Bags 

Free Post

Encourage customers to respond to your business mail with the postal version of a freephone number.

Addressing services & sending guides

Envelope layout standards 
When sending bulk business mail, your item must comply with our Bulk Mail Envelope Layout Standard to ensure they are processed with maximum efficiency. 

Quality addressing 
Lower your costs, improve customer relationships and boost the effectiveness of your marketing with high quality addressing. 

Direct Post
Allows you to pay by deferred payment and is available to New Zealand Post credit account holders. It is used to pay for most of our postal services when sending within New Zealand or overseas.

Apply for DirectPost using this application form (PDF - 56KB).

NZ Post Sea & Air Freight 

From sending single items over 30kgs to bulk shipments.

Whether you’re importing or exporting, we have a full range of services, including managed warehousing, sea and air freight, specialist customs clearance and distribution in-market to help you manage your supply chains.

Find out more about freight & warehousing  

Two women in a shop, one placing an order on the computer, the other packing the order into a box.

Sending dates & times

Learn when to send from overseas to hit key delivery dates throughout the year. 


Prohibited & restricted items

When sending to NZ, it’s important to know what can and can’t be sent. 

Price and product changes for Inbound International from 1 July 2020  

Price and product changes for Inbound International from 1 July 2020  


Get in touch

Let us know some details about your business and one of our specialists will get in touch to discuss how we can help.