International Pricing

Pricing of our international services depends on the size/weight, destination/origin of the item and which particular service you'll require. Follow the steps below to see how the cost of your consignment is calculated.

The cost of a shipment is calculated on your item's:

  • Volumetric weight
  • Destination / origin
  • Type: document (express) or non-document (express or economy)
  • Plus Flexible Fuel Factor and any optional additional services costs

Check these details for your item and calculate the cost using our steps below.


If no service is selected the International Express Service will be provided and invoiced.

Cost to send an item

Cost to receive an item

1. Volumetric weight

The volumetric weight may be different from the actual weight of your item – charges are based on whichever is the greater of the two.

Work out the volumetric weight using this calculation:

Length (cms) x Width (cms) x Height (cms)

Box dimensions

Use the following calculation A x B x C = m3
e.g. 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.5 = 0.045m3

Cylinder dimensions

Use the following calculation A x A x C = m3
e.g. 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.5 = 0.045m3


The weight of your item is noted (whichever is greater: volumetric or actual).

2. Destination and type

The rate for calculating the cost to send is varied according to which zone the country you are sending to is in and what type of item you are sending. Please refer to your New Zealand Couriers international pricing matrix or call our international help desk on 0800 655 010 for a quote.


Freight price is calculated from the weight of the item at the relevant zone rate.
Freight price ($) = Weight (kg) x Rate ($).

3. Flexible Fuel Factor

Prices are not inclusive of our Flexible Fuel Factor – read about our FFF or check the latest rate here.

Total Freight Price = Freight Price + (Freight Price x FFF)


The FFF is added to your freight price.
Please refer to our International FFF table for the current figure.

4. Optional additional services costs

You may opt to include additional services – find out more about these services.


Costs for any additional services are added to your freight price.