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Consolidation

Now more is actually less - Consolidate up to 10 parcels into one!

Imagine you’re shopping online at your favourite Europe or USA stores, and you want to send several parcels to New Zealand, but you’d also like to save on the postage.

YouShop is now offering a consolidation service at our warehouses in Europe and USA, so you can send up to 10 separate parcels in the same box. To be eligible for consolidation, parcels must originate from the same warehouses in either Europe or USA. A parcel from the YouShop Europe warehouse cannot be consolidated with a parcel from the YouShop USA warehouse.

Simply shop online and send your parcels to your address at our warehouses in Europe or USA as per usual. Once they arrive, you’ll get sent our standard notification emails. What’s different is that now you can choose a new option to have them consolidated.

How does consolidation work?

  1. Shop at online stores in Europe or USA
  2. Enter your Europe or USA YouShop address at checkout and the merchant will send your parcel to our warehouses in Europe or USA
  3. When your parcels arrive at your nominated warehouse you can choose which parcels at the same warehouse you’d like to consolidate into the same box
  4. Pay your international postage and we send your parcel to New Zealand.

Consolidation pricing

Consolidation pricing for our standard sending option

The cost of international postage for consolidated parcels is different to the international postage for an individual parcel.

The international postage for consolidated parcels is NZD$25.00 per parcel plus $4.75 per 500g increment, and then $3.00 per parcel for each additional parcel if your consolidation contains more than 5 parcels.

Up to a maximum of 10 parcels can be consolidated. The minimum chargeable weight is 500g and is charged in 500g increments thereafter. The chargeable weight of your parcel will be based on the greater of its actual weight or volumetric weight (charged in 500g increments).

Total weight of a consolidated parcel cannot exceed 30kgs. Also, an individual parcel within a consolidated parcel cannot have dimensions larger than 50cms.

Consolidation pricing for our Economy sending option

The cost of international postage for consolidated parcels is different to the international postage for an individual parcel.

The international postage for consolidated parcels is NZD$18.00 per parcel plus $3.50 per 500g increment, and then $3.00 per parcel for each additional parcel if your consolidation contains more than 5 parcels.

Up to a maximum of 10 parcels can be consolidated. The minimum chargeable weight is 500g and is charged in 500g increments thereafter. The chargeable weight of your parcel will be based on the greater of its actual weight or volumetric weight (charged in 500g increments).

Total weight of a consolidated parcel cannot exceed 30kgs. Also, an individual parcel within a consolidated parcel cannot have dimensions larger than 50cms.

Note: Consolidation will generally save you money on international postage if you are consolidating 3 parcels or more.  See our FAQ How do I know consolidating YouShop parcels will save me money? for more details.

Example: Shipping 4 parcels via the standard option at 200g each vs consolidating as one parcel

  Shipping x 4 individual parcels
(previously with Multi-parcel discount)
Shipping x 4 parcels with consolidation
Base Rate: 4 x $12.50 1 x $25
Minimum charge: 4 x $4.75 1 x $4.75
Each additional 500g increment: - 1 x $4.75
Multi-parcel discount:
First parcel charged at the full international postage cost. Each subsequent parcel receives a NZD$6 discount. Only applicable in China.
(3 x -$6) = - $18.00 Multi-parcel discount is not available at our warehouses in Europe and USA.
Total cost for delivery: $51.00 $34.50
Consolidation would save you: $16.50    

International postage excludes any GST, duty and customs clearance costs that may be payable on arrival in New Zealand.

What’s My Duty?

The combined value of your parcels may increase when you consolidate. Please calculate how much duty and/or GST you may need to pay to Customs if you’re consolidating goods. For more information visit: whatsmyduty.org.nzOpens in a new window.

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