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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 Tracked delivery
  • + $3.00 for Courier
  • + $6.00 for Courier & Signature

Step 3: Add any required surcharge

  • + $2.80 for a rural delivery on 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)

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)

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
Size 10 bag 740mm x 505mm 750mm x 515mm $7.50

 

Size Approx external box dimensions (length x height x depth) Price per box (RRP)
Size 1 box 235mm x 165mm x 70mm $2.00
Size 2 box 250mm x 185mm x 170mm $4.00
Size 3 box 350mm x 265mm x 200mm $4.50
Size 4 box 440mm x 310mm x 225mm $6.50
Size 5 box 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 Standard 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 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)
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
Standard Parcel
Tracked Parcel
Up to 3 working days nationwide
Courier Parcel
Courier & Signature Parcel
Next working day nationwide*

* Between major towns and cities

These Delivery targets are guidelines 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 on which a mail item is accepted by us is day zero. If you post an item, or hand it 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.