Our parcel sending range

Our parcel sending range makes it easy for you to use and choose.

How to use our parcel sending range

Use the following steps to send parcels within New Zealand.

Step 1: Choose your packaging

Step 2: Choose to add an optional upgrade for sending within New Zealand

  • + $1.50 for ParcelPost Tracked
  • + $3.00 for Courier
  • + $6.00 for Courier & Signature

Step 3: Add any required surcharge

  • + $3.20 for a rural delivery on ParcelPost Tracked, Courier and Courier & Signature parcels
  • + $4.70 for optional Saturday delivery on Courier and Courier & Signature parcels

Find out more about sending parcels internationally.

Our parcel sending range

Postage included bags (for sending within New Zealand)

Bag size Max weight Approx internal bag dimensions (height x length) Approx external bag dimensions (height x length) Price per bag (RRP
Size 1 bag 3kg 125mm x 230mm 135mm x 240mm $3.00
Size 2 bag 3kg 185mm x 270mm 190mm x 280mm $4.00
Size 2 bubble bag 3kg 185mm x 270mm 210mm x 280mm $5.00
Size 3 bag 3kg 250mm x 310mm 255mm x 325mm $5.50
Size 3 bubble bag 3kg 250mm x 310mm 280mm x 325mm $6.50
Size 4 bag 3kg 270mm x 370mm 280mm x 380mm $6.50
Size 4 bubble bag 3kg 270mm x 370mm 300mm x 380mm $7.50
Size 6 bag 3kg 395mm x 455mm 400mm x 460mm $9.00

Upgrade options are available with this service.

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Packaging only bags and boxes (for sending worldwide and within NZ)

Bag size Approx internal bag dimensions (height x length) Approx external bag dimensions (height x length) Price per bag (RRP
Size 2 bag 185mm x 270mm 190mm x 280mm $1.00
Size 2 bubble bag 185mm x 270mm 210mm x 280mm $2.00
Size 4 bag 270mm x 370mm 280mm x 380mm $2.00
Size 4 bubble bag 270mm x 370mm 300mm x 380mm $3.00
Size 6 bag 395mm x 455mm 400mm x 460mm $4.00
Box size Approx external box dimensions (length x height x depth) Price per box (RRP)
Size 1 235mm x 165mm x 70mm $2.00
Size 2 250mm x 185mm x 170mm $4.00
Size 3 350mm x 265mm x 200mm $4.50
Size 4 440mm x 310mm x 225mm $6.50
Size 5 500mm x 410mm x 295mm $8.50
Wine box 460mm x 140mm x 120mm $5.00

Postage will depend on the size, weight, destination and service of your parcel.

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Your own packaging

If you wrap your own items, the following prices apply.

Size Max weight Dimensions ParcelPost postage within NZ
DLE 3kg 130mm x 235mm x 70mm $2.70
C5 3kg 165mm x 235mm x 70mm $3.50
C4 3kg 260mm x 325mm x 70mm $5.00
Foolscap 3kg 260mm x 385mm x 70mm $5.90
Lineflow* 3kg 395mm x 455mm x 70mm $8.40

*Tubes can be sent using the above postage rates provided they meet the criteria for maximum dimensions and weight. Tubes larger than Lineflow size, but 650mm or less in length and 70mm or less in diameter, can be sent using the Lineflow size.

Upgrade options are available with this service.

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Larger parcels

If your parcel is outside the size and weight restrictions of the New Zealand Post packaging or doesn’t fit the criteria outlined in the price table for your own packaging above, you will need to use our ParcelPost Tracked, Courier or Courier & Signature options. The following pricing applies:

  Across town (price up to 25kg) Within island (price per 5kg up to 25kg) Nationwide (price per 5kg up to 25kg total)
ParcelPost Tracked $5.50 $8.50 $13.20
Courier $8.90 $14.70 $31.00
Courier & Signature $14.90 $20.70 $37.00

You will be charged the greater of:

  • The actual weight of your parcel (as determined by our scales), rounded up to the nearest 5kg, or
  • The volumetric weight of your parcel, rounded up to the nearest 5kg.

To calculate volumetric weight (kg), measure the parcel’s height (m) x length (m) x thickness (m) and multiply this by 200. e.g. (0.5 x 0.4 x 0.3) x 200 = 12kg.

For example, a 14 kg parcel going within the same island would cost $25.50 using the tracked service.

The maximum dimensions for larger parcels are:

  • Weight = 25kg
  • Volume = 0.125m3
  • Length = 1.5m

Dimension and weight restrictions include the packaging.

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How long will it take?

The time it takes for your parcel to reach its destination will vary depending on the service you choose.

Service Delivery target
ParcelPost
ParcelPost Tracked
Up to 3 working days nationwide
Courier
Courier & Signature
Next working day nationwide*

* Between major towns and cities

These Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee that your parcel will reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to and from rural or remote areas may take longer. For the purpose of delivery targets, the day in which a mail item is accepted by us is day zero. If you post an item over the counter in a New Zealand Post retail outlet on a Saturday or after that day’s final clearance, day zero will be the next working day.

Tip for when you’re listing items on Trade Me

You can use our Rate Finder to see what the shipping costs are. Put the weight and dimensions of your item into the Rate Finder along with your sending from address. Leave the delivery address blank and the Rate Finder will return all the relevant services you can use to send your item.