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  # 1747078 24-Mar-2017 14:50
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mattwnz: Our government really needs to help small NZ companies out with finding a cheap way of exporting goods.

 

 

 

It's not actually that expensive in the scheme of things... unless your packages are small, or you want tracking.

 

I usually budget on about $30-40 NZD/kg sending from China via EMS (ie a tracked courier service, delivered by NZ Post).  Sending to China by Airmail would be about the same sending by NZ Post - but no tracking.

 

It's just the small packages that are a real bugger, ~$13 to send 50g item to China.

 

NZ just doesn't have the small-parcel export volume to be able to make it possible to be cheap to export small parcels around the world, especially given our distance :-(

 

There used to be an Economy International service, but that was discontinued some years ago.

 

 





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  # 1747079 24-Mar-2017 14:55
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When I joined our company the accountant had spent 30k (I kid you not) on boxes of pre paid normal and fast post envelopes. We have enough here to last 10 life times. They get used maybe 3 or 4 times a week that's about it.





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  # 1747087 24-Mar-2017 15:06
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mattwnz: Our government really needs to help small NZ companies out with finding a cheap way of exporting goods.

 

 

 

It's not actually that expensive in the scheme of things... unless your packages are small, or you want tracking.

 

I usually budget on about $30-40 NZD/kg sending from China via EMS (ie a tracked courier service, delivered by NZ Post).  Sending to China by Airmail would be about the same sending by NZ Post - but no tracking.

 

It's just the small packages that are a real bugger, ~$13 to send 50g item to China.

 

NZ just doesn't have the small-parcel export volume to be able to make it possible to be cheap to export small parcels around the world, especially given our distance :-(

 

There used to be an Economy International service, but that was discontinued some years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes it is the smaller items I was really referring to, as there are many small home based companies producing lower cost smaller items that cost  anywhere up to $100. But they have no choice but to sell to the local market as the cost to send to customers overseas is cost prohibitive, but in the local market they have to compete with cheap chinese imports. I had an online shop about 15 years ago that sold products to the US, and it was still quite expensive, but online shopping back then was still quite new. Also we did have economy international shipping back then which made it cheaper.


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  # 1747319 24-Mar-2017 21:57
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Rikkitic:

I am rural and I simply refuse to pay the inflated delivery charges on Trade Me. I know traders use this as a way around Trade Me fees but I just have a psychological block against paying as much or more for delivery as the item itself. That is a main reason, though not the only one, that I now do most of my shopping on Aliexpress. 


 



Partly why we have a PO Box in the village. Also the local BP acts as a depot for several courier companies so can have stuff sent there and collect. It's only five minutes by car to there.





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Stu: Yes, the correct headline would read "Falling mail volumes partly attributable to stamp price increases". But in saying that, it's an archaic system that probably won't be around in its current form much longer. You'll need to pay a courier to driver a letter/document.

 

Its natural. Less demand = higher unit cost for the remaining volume. Demand continues to drop forcing unit costs higher, and the higher unit costs help aid the price increases and  that exacerbates less demand. 

 

It cant be saved, as there is no basis to overhaul it. If you made stamps 2c that wont make people use letters. 


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  # 1747347 24-Mar-2017 23:51
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It could be free to post things and I would still not want to use it for letters





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Australia Post has been heading in the same direction for years. They also had a hugely overpaid CEO constantly in the news to complain about..


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