Items that meet NZ Post's letter rate specifications for domestic mail can be sent at letter rates. A minimum charge of $4.50 ($5.18 including GST) applies. If your item is being sent to a rural delivery address, and cannot be sent letter rate, the minimum charge will be $7.91 ($9.10 including GST). Additional rates will apply for parcels that are exceed the dimensions for which the above rates apply.
Outside New Zealand
The only items that can be sent letter rate from NZ to overseas addresses must be paper or documents in form. This means that all fabric, threads or other stitching items must be sent as packages, and parcel rates apply. This also means that Customs Declarations must be completed, and items are automatically insured for up to $250. This does NOT mean that items sent by airmail can be tracked - these items will usually need to be sent by international courier, and additional (significant) charges will apply.
The rates below are based on NZ Post's international mail zones, and are for packages up to 200 grams (approximately 8 oz) in weight. For most fabric orders, this means that up to a fat half (or two fat quarters, etc) of most fabrics can be sent for the rates shown. For packages over 200g in weight, additional charges will apply based on the weight of the package.
GST is not applicable to postage on items sent to addresses outside NZ.
|NZ Post Zone||Rate|
|North America (i.e. USA/Canada), United Kingdom, Europe||$21.50|
|Rest of the World||$20.50|
If you are not sure which Zone your destination falls within, please just ask for a quote for minimum postage.
Target delivery times are between 5 to 7 working days (Australia) and 10 to 14 working days for all other destinations. Delivery times cannot be guaranteed, and are completely out of our control once the package has been lodged with NZ Post.