VolumePost

The required postage to send mail by VolumePost is based on the size and weight of each mail item. Mail must be lodged after 8am and before 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and public holidays).

There are three pricing bands:

Additional information for VolumePost:

Prices for 300 to 49,999 items

Prices including GST

Size/Product code Maximum dimensions
(height x length) and thickness
Maximum
weight
Price SOA 1
95%+
Price SOA 2
90-94.99%
Price SOA 3    
80-89.99%
Price SOA 4    
below 80%
incl GST incl GST incl GST incl GST
Medium
VPMS
130mm x 240mm x 6mm 55g $0.5827 $0.5970 $0.6117 $1.0764
Large
VPML
165mm x 240mm x 6mm 75g $0.6357 $0.6512 $0.6673 $1.2006

Prices excluding GST

Size/Product code Maximum dimensions
(height x length) and thickness
Maximum
weight
Price SOA 1
95%+
Price SOA 2
90-94.99%
Price SOA 3    
80-89.99%
Price SOA 4    
below 80%
ex GST ex GST ex GST ex GST
Medium
VPMS
130mm x 240mm x 6mm 55g $0.5067 $0.5191 $0.5319 $0.9360
Large
VPML
165mm x 240mm x 6mm 75g $0.5528 $0.5663 $0.5803 $1.0440

Prices for 50,000 to 199,999 items

Prices including GST

Size/Product code Maximum dimensions
(height x length) and thickness
Maximum
weight
Price SOA 1
95%+
Price SOA 2
90-94.99%
Price SOA 3    
80-89.99%
Price SOA 4    
below 80%
incl GST incl GST incl GST incl GST
Medium
VPMS
130mm x 240mm x 6mm 55g $0.5688 $0.5827 $0.5971 $1.0764
Large
VPML
165mm x 240mm x 6mm 75g $0.6203 $0.6357 $0.6514 $1.2006

Prices excluding GST

Size/Product code Maximum dimensions
(height x length) and thickness
Maximum
weight
Price SOA 1
95%+
Price SOA 2
90-94.99%
Price SOA 3    
80-89.99%
Price SOA 4    
 below 80%
ex GST ex GST ex GST ex GST
Medium
VPMS
130mm x 240mm x 6mm 55g $0.4946 $0.5067 $0.5192 $0.9360
Large
VPML
165mm x 240mm x 6mm 75g $0.5396 $0.5528 $0.5664 $1.0440

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Prices for 200,000 items and above

Prices including GST

Size/Product code Maximum dimensions
(height x length) and thickness
Maximum
weight
Price SOA 1
95%+
Price SOA 2
90-94.99%
Price SOA 3    
80-89.99%
Price SOA 4    
below 80%
incl GST incl GST incl GST incl GST
Medium
VPMS
130mm x 240mm x 6mm 55g $0.4968 $0.5686 $0.5825 $1.0764
Large
VPML
165mm x 240mm x 6mm 75g $0.6055 $0.6203 $0.6355 $1.2006

Prices excluding GST

Size/Product code Maximum dimensions
(height x length) and thickness
Maximum
weight
Price SOA 1
95%+
Price SOA 2
90-94.99%
Price SOA 3    
80-89.99%
Price SOA 4    
below 80%
ex GST ex GST ex GST ex GST
Medium
VPMS
130mm x 240mm x 6mm 55g $0.4320 $0.4944 $0.5065 $0.9360
Large
VPML
165mm x 240mm x 6mm 75g $0.5265 $0.5394 $0.5526 $1.0440

See our Bulk Mail letter dimension guide (PDF - 57KB).

All items must comply with our product requirement. VolumePost requirements include Addressing Standards (PDF - 950KB) and Bulk Mail Envelope Layout Standards (PDF - 5.6MB.

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Statement of Accuracy

A Statement of Accuracy (SOA) ID and % rating must be declared on the Statement of Posting accompanying the lodgement. If the declaration is missing or incomplete or the SOA declared is less than 80%, the total lodgement will be deemed ineligible for bulk mail rates and Tier 4 rates will be applied.

All lodgements must have a minimum SOA of 80% to continue to receive VolumePost rates. If the declared SOA is between 80% - 89.99%, the lodgement will qualify for a Tier 3 rate. If the declared SOA is between 90% - 94.99%, the lodgement will qualify for a Tier 2 rate. If the declared SOA is over 95%, the lodgement will qualify for a Tier 1 (lowest available) rate.

SOA Percentage SOA Price Tier
95%+ Tier 1
90% - 94.99% Tier 2
80% - 89.99% Tier 3
<80% / No SOA Tier 4

Compliance requirements

To be eligible for VolumePost product usage, lodgements must meet the specified requirements in this Product Specification.

Non-Compliance to these Product Specifications, Envelope Layout Standards along with the Addressing Layout Standards may result in the entire lodgement been uprated to a Standard rate product or No/ less than 80% Statement of Accuracy (SOA) price points, or the lodgement will be returned at your cost. Note that delivery targets may be impacted through non-compliance with the Product Specifications, Envelope Layout Standards and the Address and Layout Guide.

To ensure non-compliance is kept at a minimum we encourage you to contact fp.pp@nzpost.co.nz or call 0800 501 501 for any mail pieces that you have questions on or for approval.

For more information please refer to the Bulk Mail rate card (PDF – 61KB).

Sending mail by VolumePost

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

  Thickness Size (height x length) Weight
Medium items 6mm 130mm x 240mm 55g
Large items 6mm 165mm x 240mm 75g

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

For larger sized items, GoFlexible allows for a maximum thickness of 20mm. When sending mail by VolumePost, the following conditions also 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 - 61KB) for the right code.

Size Lodgement time VolumePost code
MS = Medium Lodged after 8am and before 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and public holidays) VPMS
ML = Large Lodged after 8am and before 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and public holidays) VPML

New Zealand Post may correct any incorrectly completed Statement of Posting or lodgement slip, such as where the wrong VolumePost code has been provided.

Letter trays and containers

Place your mail address side up and 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 on application at your nearest mail centre.

We have a container service 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 machine sorting (PDF - 60KB). Please print and complete these labels and attach these to the front of your mail tray.

Envelope layout standards

Please ensure you meet the machine sort Domestic Bulk Mail Envelope Layout Standards so your mail can go through our sorting machines correctly.

Lodging your mail

Lodge your items at any of the following:

  • New Zealand Post Mail Centre
  • New Zealand Post Business Mail Centre
  • PostShop or selected New Zealand Post retail outlet

If you have a New Zealand Post Account and want to have your items picked up, talk to us today.