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Topic # 123500 9-Jul-2013 20:52
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What happens to CourierPost parcels that get dropped into a NZ Post mailbox?

Don't ask why I'm asking this...

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  Reply # 851963 9-Jul-2013 21:09
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If it is small enough they will put it in your PO Box, otherwise they put a card in you box and you have to wait in line at the counter to collect.
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  Reply # 851965 9-Jul-2013 21:11
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Sorry I meant if you lodge a CourierPost item into a community post box to send away. Instead of at CourierPost or one of their agencies such as a Post Shop.

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  Reply # 852035 9-Jul-2013 22:01
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I would presume it would still get sent. Courier post vans also transport normal mail too, including parcel post, at least that is what I have noticed.

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  Reply # 852058 9-Jul-2013 22:22
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Courier Post is just NZ Post's branded courier company. NZ Post isn't just an agent for them, NZ Post == Courier Post.

I wouldn't rely on the method you are suggesting (As it's clearly not an official lodgement method), but it would probably work.

Try it out with a cheap prepaid bag with something unimportant in it?




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  Reply # 852155 10-Jul-2013 09:04
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Putting a courier package into the community post box, I'd say all bets are off and almost anything could happen. I wouldn't be surprised if they returned to sender.

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  Reply # 852157 10-Jul-2013 09:08
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I did this once when I was desparate to send something and going to a post shop wasn't an easy option.

It took about three days longer but it did get delivered.



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  Reply # 852207 10-Jul-2013 10:11
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ajobbins I am aware of NZP's 50% and now 100% ownership of CourierPost.

It appears that access agreements mean that courier and other mail that gets mislodged gets handed over to the right places. That's good to know. A bit like video stores returning videos and DVDs to each other apparently.

A CourierPost driver did once tell me that if I lodge a CP prepaid item in a community NZP mailbox that it would still go to the same place.

I still never tried it but yesterday this happened without my knowledge. I freaked out when there was no scanning for the item but can confirm it as delivered this morning within CP target and scanned as such.

Again I wouldn't rely on this though!

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  Reply # 852227 10-Jul-2013 10:35
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I know the same Courier Post driver that delivers to our office also clears the mailbox on the corner of the street! It's clearly not a guarantee of the system working.



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  Reply # 853196 10-Jul-2013 11:00
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From what I've seen all (?) mail boxes are cleared by CourierPost contracted to NZP. Certainly this is the case in Dunedin. All mail goes to the MSC (due to close next year) which is basically the same building as CourierPost but with offices at opposing ends which is why I always wondered if you could drop CP items into a mailbox.

Was told yes by a CP driver but never tried or wanted to risk it!



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  Reply # 853649 11-Jul-2013 00:07
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Official word from NZ Post is that if a CP package somehow finds its way into their system they will attempt to reunite it with the correct network. But this obviously isn't the formal way to lodge items and is definitely not recommended as you lose track and trace, etc. and it couldn't be relied upon.

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