Business Flexible

With Business Flexible your business can send 300 or more creatively shaped same sized mail items within New Zealand, without the requirement for a statement of accuracy. Business Flexible has a delivery target of up to three working days.

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The required postage to send mail by Business Flexible is based on the size and weight of your item. To qualify for Business Flexible rates, lodgements must be made after 8am and before 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and public holidays).

Up to 20mm thickness

Size Product code Maximum dimensions Weight Price per item
(excl GST)
Price per item
(incl GST)
Medium BFXM 130mm x 240mm x 20mm Up to 500g $0.8200 $0.9430
Large BFXL 165mm x 240mm x 20mm Up to 500g $1.3000 $1.4950
Oversize BFXO 260mm x 385mm x 20mm Up to 1kg $1.5600 $1.7940
Shapes The price for non-standard shapes depends on which of the above dimensions your mail item fits within and the time your lodge. Use the assigned product code for that size and time.

There will be additional costs if your mail does not comply with Business Flexible requirements including addressing standards and envelope layout standards for manually sorted mail.

Sending mail by Business Flexible

To send your letters or documents by Business Flexible, you’ll need to ensure that you are sending 300 or more items of the same size and shape and that each item is of the following maximum dimensions:

Size Maximum Business Flexible dimensions (20mm option)
Medium Length 240mm
Height 130mm
Thickness 20mm
Weight up to 500g
Large Length 240mm
Height 165mm
Thickness 20mm
Weight up 500g
Oversize Length 325mm
Height 230mm
Thickness 20mm
Weight up to 1kg

Note: The minimum volume threshold must be met for each mailing customer. Mail from groups of customers may not be consolidated to achieve Business Flexible pricing.


With Business Flexible items can be any shape, such as round, triangular, cylindrical or geometrical provided items are bulked together in one lodgement are the same. Items can also be thicker than regular mail - up to 20mm thick. They just need to fit within one of the six Business Flexible dimensions.

When sending by Business Flexible, the following conditions apply.

Within a single lodgement:

How to prepare your mail for lodgement

Statement of Posting

A Statement of Posting (AR019N) form must accompany all lodgements or the lodgement will be held by New Zealand Post until we receive your form. Contact our National Contact Centre to have us send you a form. For help when completing the form download our Statement of Posting guide (PDF - 152KB).

Product codes

When completing your Statement of Posting you’ll need to tell us your product code. Refer to the Bulk Mail rate card (PDF - 50KB) for the right code.

Letter trays and containers

Place your items address side up in letter trays so that the PermitPost impression is on the top right-hand corner of the envelopes, facing the front of the tray. If you are using reusable envelopes the PermitPost impression must be in the centre or top right hand corner. Letter trays are available at your nearest mail centre.

A container service is available for customers with lodgements exceeding 40 trays.

Bulk Mail labels

All trays must be clearly and correctly labelled with the appropriate New Zealand Post label.

Mailhouse lodgement

For mail lodged via mailhouses, use the green label for lodgements originating from the North Island and purple labels for lodgements originating from the South Island. These labels can be ordered through your Mail Centre, as can emergency supplies of blank labels if required. To find out more about these labels please download the Bulk Mail labelling chart (PDF - 602KB).

Business customer lodgement

For mail that is not lodged via mailhouses, simplified labelling requirements apply. Download labels for manual sorting (PDF - 61KB). Please print and complete these labels and attach these to the front of your mail tray.

Large (C5) items

Large (C5) items may be lodged in letter trays or, if too large or bulky, in a bag. Bags are available from your nearest mail centre.

For significant volumes of large or oversize items, mail can be lodged direct into roll cages or Unit Loading Devices (ULDs). If mail is lodged in bags, or directly into roll cages or ULDs, mail should be bundled to a maximum thickness of 150mm and a maximum weight of 12kg per bundle or 25kg per bag. The addresses on each item must be clearly visible and all facing the same way. Bundles must be tight with the items banded down the length and width.

Layout standards

Please ensure you meet the manual sort Domestic Bulk Mail Envelope Layout Standards (PDF - 5.6MB) so that your mail can be processed correctly.

Lodging your mail

Lodge your items at any New Zealand Post mail centre or your local PostShop or selected New Zealand Post Retail outlet store. If you have a New Zealand Post Account and want to have your items picked up, talk to us today.

Terms and conditions

The standard terms and conditions of the products and services offered by New Zealand Post Limited, including information on the extent of our liability, are set out in the Public Contract and the Postal Users' Guide. They are also available for reference at PostShop stores and selected New Zealand Post retail outlets.

Delivery targets

Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee your item will reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to and from rural or remote areas may take longer.

Required postage

The required postage is the value of postage required for New Zealand Post to carry the item. Actual price paid may vary instore. The required postage and specifications are subject to change.

Cover for loss or damage, prohibited & restricted items

Before sending mail items, make sure your item is safe to send and will be covered if it goes missing or is damaged. Make sure you read about cover for loss or damage and prohibited & restricted items.

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Next steps

  • Find out how to pre-print your envelopes with PermitPost.
  • To get a New Zealand Post Account or discuss having your mail picked up, talk to us today.