Frequently asked questions
A Kiwistamp will always be worth the required postage to send a letter on the day it is used / mailed (currently $1.40). Kiwistamps purchased now can continue to be used in the future even if the required postage changes.
The below table can be used to determine how many Kiwistamps are required for commonly posted items:
|Required postage||Medium letter||Large letter||Oversize letter|
|Max height x length||130 x 235mm||165 x 235mm||260 x 385mm|
|Standard Post||1 x KiwiStamp|
To calculate the cost to send a letter, please refer Rate Finder
Yes. The KiwiStamp has been designed for easy use on Standard Post Medium letters, but is also valid postage on all Standard Post Large and Oversize letters, domestic parcels and most international items. If you're using KiwiStamps in this instance, it's likely you'll need to use a combination of KiwiStamps and denominated stamps to make up the total required postage for the item.
Yes. Stamps are valid postage on most* international items.
If you want to use denominated stamps to send your international mail items, that’s not a problem. Just make sure you’ve got the right postage amount and that the stamps are firmly fixed to your item.
If you want to use KiwiStamps, that’s fine too - but it's likely that you'll need to use a combination of KiwiStamps and other denominated stamps to make up the exact value of the required postage (as KiwiStamps are worth exactly $1.40). Postage costs for sending items internationally is made up of various components such as weight, size and destination you're sending to. This is unlikely to equal the exact value of multiple KiwiStamps.
* There are some international items that you are unable to pay for using stamps. These include International Air Registered as well as the majority of our business services (which require the use of a PermitPost impression instead of a stamp). When paying for international parcel services with stamps, you are required to pay the GST on the component of postage that is paid for by stamps.
To calculate the cost to send a letter or parcel internationally, please refer International Rate Finder.