VolumePost 3 is a cost-effective way to send 300 or more same sized mail items such as invoices, statements, company announcements and promotions within New Zealand, with a delivery target of up to three working days.
The required postage to send mail by VolumePost 3 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).
|Size||Minimum dimensions||Max dimensions||Product code||Weight||Price per item (excl GST)||Price per item (incl GST)|
|Medium||88mm x 138mm x 6mm||130mm x 240mm x 6mm||VP3M||55g||$0.5100||$0.5865|
|Large||88mm x 138mm x 6mm||165mm x 240mm x 6mm||VP35||75g||$0.5900||$0.6785|
See our Bulk Mail letters dimension guide (PDF - 57B).
At least 85% of your mail must comply with our addressing standards for your total lodgement to qualify for VolumePost 3 pricing. If the SOA is less than 85% but at least 70% the portion of mail below the 85% threshold will be charged at a higher rate. For more information please refer to the Bulk Mail rate card (PDF - 50KB).
Sending mail by VolumePost 3
To send your letters or documents by VolumePost 3 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 3 pricing.
For larger sized items, GoFlexible allows for a maximum thickness of 20mm. When sending mail by VolumePost 3, the following conditions also apply.
Within a single lodgement:
- All mail items must have an approved PermitPost impression and New Zealand delivery and return address.
- All mail items must be the same size, shape and within the same weight range.
- All items must comply with current New Zealand Post standards for postcodes and Domestic Bulk Mail envelope layout standards.
- For VolumePost 3 rates to apply to the total lodgement, you need to achieve an 85 Statement of Accuracy (SOA). If the SOA is less than 85% but at least 70%, the portion of mail below the 85% threshold will be charged at a higher rate as detailed on the Bulk Mail rate card (ADV393) (PDF – 50KB).If the declaration is missing or incomplete or the SOA declared is less than 70%, the total lodgement will be up-rated to next applicable product detailed on the Bulk Mail rate card (ADV393) (PDF – 50KB).
- You need to include a Statement of Posting form and appropriate VolumePost 3 product code.
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).
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.
|Size||Lodgement time||VolumePost 3 code|
|M = Medium||Lodged after 8am and before 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and public holidays)||VP3M|
|5 = Large||Lodged after 8am and before 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and public holidays)||VP35|
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.
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.
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 New Zealand Post Mail Centre, New Zealand Post Business Mail Centre ,your local 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.