ECONOMY

Cost-effective service for sending overseas

Send parcels and documents to over 220 destinations with a delivery target of 3 - 10 days.

ECONOMY

Cost-effective service for sending overseas

Send parcels and documents to over 220 destinations with a delivery target of 3 - 10 days.

Delivery target 3 - 10 working days

Send to 220 destinations

Up to 20kgs**

For the destination list, please visit our world zone page

Your options if you're sending parcels

Economy

For parcels under 2 kg

No tracking

No signature on delivery

Cover up to $250

Available online

Available in store

Economy Tracked

For parcels under 2 kg
Available online only

Tracking

No signature on delivery

Cover up to $250

Available online

Not available in store

Economy Plus

For parcels up to 20 kg

Tracking

No signature on delivery

Cover up to $2000

Available online

Available in store

Your options if you're sending letters or documents

Economy Letters

For letters under 200 gm

No tracking

No signature on delivery

Cover - not available

Economy Registered

For letters & documents under 200 gm

No tracking

Signature on delivery

Cover - not available

Pricing

To find a price use the Rate Finder. Please note, the price may vary in store.

Economy Letters

Letter size 

Max weight

Price for Australia and South Pacific 

Price for rest of the world 

Aerogrammes and postcards (130mm x 235mm) 

10g 

$2.80 

$2.80 

Medium  (130mm x 235mm x 5mm)

100g 

$2.80 

$3.60 

Large  (165mm x 235mm x 10mm)

200g 

$3.60 

$4.70 

Oversize  (260mm x 385mm x 10mm) 

200g 

$4.90 

$6.50 

All prices include GST and may vary in-store. Items that are larger than 260mm x 385mm, thicker than 10mm, or heavier than 200g are classified as parcels

Economy Registered

Dimensions

Price  

A5

Max weight: Up to 200g.

Size: 185mm weight, 280 mm height, 10mm thickness 

$19.30 

All prices include GST and may vary in-store. Items that are larger than 260mm x 385mm, thicker than 10mm, or heavier than 200g are classified as parcels

Dimensions and weight

Economy

 Parcels
Maximum length + width + depth per item  Maximum length of any side per item Minimum dimensions per item  Minimum chargeable weight per item  Maximum weight per item 
 825mm  450mm  105 x 148mm  200g  2kg

 

 Rolls and tubes
Maximum length + (diameter x 2) per item  Maximum length of any side per item Minimum chargeable weight per item  Maximum weight per item 
 1,040mm  900mm  200g  2kg

 

Economy Plus

 Parcels
Maximum length + girth per item Maximum length of any side per item  Minimum chargeable weight per item  Maximum weight per item 
 2m  1.05m  2 kg  20 kg

Economy Letters

You have the flexibility of three envelope size options, up to a maximum weight of 200g. 

 Size   Max weight 
 Aerogrammes and postcards 
 130mm x 235mm
 10g
 Medium
 130mm x 235 x 5mm
 100g
 Large
 165mm x 235mm x 10mm
 200g
 Oversize
260mm x 385mm x 10mm
 200g

Economy Registered

Size

Max weight

A5. 85mm weight, 280 mm height, 10mm thickness 

Up to 200g.

All prices include GST and may vary in-store. Items that are larger than 260mm x 385mm, thicker than 10mm, or heavier than 200g are classified as parcels

Additional information

International delivery network updates
For the latest updates on affected delivery times or items we temporarily cannot accept, please visit our international delivery updates

Prohibited and restricted items
Ensure your item is safe to send by checking our prohibited and restricted items information

Cover and compensation
Find out if you’ll be compensated if your item goes missing or gets damaged and how much you may be entitled to, subject to your compliance with our terms and conditions.  

How to package an item

How to address mail

 

The information below is for items sent via Economy and Economy Plus service. Customs documentation is not required if you’re sending a letter or document via Economy or Economy Registered service.  

  • Items send via Economy and Economy Plus can be lodged at your local NZ Post Store or from home via Print Postage Online

All Economy and Economy Plus items lodged at NZ Post store require: 

  • A green Customs declaration (CN22) for Economy service and a white consignment note (CN 300) for Economy Plus service, available in store.
  • A copy of the commercial invoice or an Export Invoice (NCPI025) (PDF - 49KB), if the items being sent are part of a commercial transaction 
  • A completed Export Entry (for items valued over NZ$1,000). NZ Post can complete this on your behalf for an additional cost. 
  • Sender, receiver and parcel content information that you provide on the Customs declaration form or on Print Post Online will be shared in advance, to the destination postal administration and national government agencies (such as Customs) for fiscal, risk, security and border clearance purposes, in line with national and international legislation. Learn more about Electronic Advance Data (EAD)

 

Attaching documents to parcels 

If you have documentation, such as shipping labels (including electronic labels and manual consignment notes, invoices, or other certificates) that are not adhesive, you will need to put them into a clear plastic pouch and attach it securely to your parcel. Please ensure the shipping label is facing out. You can get clear pouches at NZ Post stores or at our online shop

 

 

 

Economy  

The cost to send a parcel by Economy is based on the size, destination and weight. You are charged by the actual weight, rounded up to the nearest 50g increment.

Economy Plus

The cost to send a parcel by Economy Plus is based on the size, destination and weight. You are charged by the greater of actual weight or volumetric weight, rounded up to the next 50g increment.  

Calculating volumetric weight 
Volumetric weight (kg) = Height (m) x Length (m) x Depth (m) x 200 

Example: 
A parcel with dimensions 150mm (height) x 400mm (length) x and 600mm (depth) 
(0.15m x 0.4m x 0.6m) x 200 = 7.20kg. 

If the actual weight on the scales for this parcel is 4kg, then you would be charged at 7.20kg as the volumetric weight is greater than the actual weight of the parcel. 

The standard terms and conditions of the products and services offered by NZ 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 selected NZ Post stores. 

Delivery Targets 

For the purposes of delivery targets, the day in which the item is accepted by us is day zero. If you post an item, or hand it over the counter in a NZ Post store after that day’s final clearance, or on Saturday or Sunday, day zero will be the next working day. 

You can expect that items will usually arrive at their destination within the delivery target specified. Because NZ Post does not directly control all parts of the delivery chain, we cannot guarantee that your item will always reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to areas outside major cities, or where your item is dutiable or held in Customs, may take longer. For information on our delivery targets for international destinations, view our guide to World Zones.

Required postage 

The required postage is the value of postage required for NZ 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.

See our full terms and conditions

**This may vary depending on the service, destination, weight and size of item.
Maximum weights are lower for some destinations