Shipping to New Zealand
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Cheap shipping to New Zealand using DHL
DHL is well known around the world as the global delivery experts and we are able to offer the DHL eCommerce, tracked mail delivery service to our customers through our shipping marketplace to help keep the cost of cross-border shipping down. If you need an economical delivery service to New Zealand, our DHL eCommerce rates will be hard to beat.
DHL eCommerce is designed for online retailers to enable them to ship packages internationally for a low price, but private individuals often use it for shipping to New Zealand. All you need to do is book the courier online, print the shipping label and customs documents and drop off your package at your local USPS Post Office. From here the package will be sorted and sent to New Zealand using DHL global mail with the final delivery made by the New Zealand Post. Although not as quick as an express courier, DHL eCommerce is still a reliable shipping service using a well known, premium courier brand in DHL.
FedEx shipping to New Zealand
For a quicker transit time to New Zealand of just 2-5 working days, you can book the International Drop Off, and drop your package into your local FedEx store. FedEx will then ship your package to New Zealand quickly and safely, whilst you can track it to the delivery point using your Parcel Monkey shipment number. You should always provide the PM shipping number to the recipient and they too can track the package plus provide a local contact number so if for any reason the courier needs to contact the recipient they can.
We also now offer this very same service with a pickup included for those who prefer not to have to go and drop off at a FedEx store.
Postage to New Zealand
USPS postage services to New Zealand are very popular, as often the easiest way to send a package overseas is via the USPS. We offer USPS Priority Mail and the slightly quicker express version at a discounted rate using the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator.
Light Packet is another postal service but the courier will pick up the package from your home or work and use the New Zealand Post once they have shipped it out of the US, to make the final delivery.
For heavy packages, we offer EMS Parcel Post as the cheapest service with transit times of 4-14 days.
Opportunities for eCommerce retailers
For online retailers, there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to selling to New Zealand. Of course, Parcel Monkey also caters for business consignments, personal belongings and many other types of package coming from the US, but it seems eCommerce is growing considerably in the region and our discounted shipping rates will help you cut the costs involved in delivery.
- New Zealanders regularly look overseas when it comes to buying online, so much so 38% of eCommerce transactions were cross-border in 2017!
- Clothing, media such as music formats or DVD's and toys were the top categories purchased from overseas suppliers.
- Credit card, debit card, and PayPal are the most popular payment methods used
- The US is in the top three import suppliers to New Zealand, meaning there is vast opportunity to make a sale to this active market.
Customs advice for shipping to New Zealand
New Zealand has very strict customs restrictions and if your parcel looks at all suspicious then it will be investigated. Not only are the New Zealand authorities very active on the drug importation issue but also with issues relating to the biosecurity of the nation.
However, the main categories of prohibited/restricted items currently covered include:
- Agricultural items and food
- Chewing tobacco
- False or misleading goods
- Trout and trout products
To protect children from toxic elements (such as lead, mercury, and chromium) in their graphic materials, there are strict controls on importing children's watercolor paints, finger paints, and crayons.
Objectional material - films, videos, computer games, DVDs, CD-ROMs, books, posters, music recordings, magazines, photographs, paintings, t-shirts and computer files.