NZ Post announces price changes for standard letters

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The cost of sending a standard letter with New Zealand Post (NZPost) will increase 20 cents from NZ$1 (US$0.72) to NZ$1.20 (US$0.87), from July 1, 2018. The post has also announced that there will be product and price changes for business customers using bulk mail products.

NZPost says that the changes will help offset some of the revenue being lost from decreasing letter volumes.

Bryan Dobson, chief marketing officer, NZPost, said, “We acknowledge this represents a change, and we have worked very hard to reduce operational costs to minimize impact on customers who value and depend on this service.

“Careful consideration has been taken in making these pricing decisions, however given the letter decline challenges NZ Post faces they are necessary. Our postal pricing will now better reflect the cost to process and deliver items, and will help ensure our letters business is in good shape for the future.”

Prices will increase for all standard letter sizes and bulk mail, along with increases for domestic parcels, courier, international inbound and international outbound letters and parcels. A full list is available on the New Zealand Post website www.nzpost.co.nz.

April 3, 2018

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