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#272077 8-Jun-2020 18:36
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Hi Everyone,


I would like to send some vitamins supplements to relative in residing in S.E.Asia. I check NZ Post web site for courier cost and got a fright. For a small 1Kg pack, the normal courier cost to S.E.Asia is $65 and Express Courier is $125. I reckon this is price gouging even taking in consideration Covid-19.


Does anyone know any reliable International courier with reasonable cost for sending a small pack weighting 1 Kg?



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  #2500773 8-Jun-2020 18:48
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that's about the normal price even before covid and has been about that price for years

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  #2500789 8-Jun-2020 19:38
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that's about the normal price even before covid and has been about that price for years





Mmmmmm. Perhaps I am being ignorant as I don't send parcel frequently at all.


Having said that. My sister who is in S.E.Asia bought lot of stuff from NZ online retailers very often the the courier cost is something like $15 - $20 for a 1Kg pack. Perhaps the online retailers have some massive contract with courier companies, otherwise how can the cost of 1 kg pack is $15 (retailer) vs $65 (individual sender)


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  #2500791 8-Jun-2020 19:40
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Lookup how volumetric weight ad you will get your price gouging answer and also commercial contracts vs one off personal shipment. 

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  #2500951 8-Jun-2020 20:51
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International airfreight costs at present are around 2-3x greater than pre Covid-19 due to the massive shortage of freight capacity.



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