Shipping to New Zealand: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in New Zealand. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to New Zealand and beyond.

Shipping to New Zealand How-to Guide

New Zealand eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to New Zealand

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to New Zealand. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

New Zealand Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful New Zealand shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to New Zealand include, USPS First Class International, Hong Kong Post - E-Express & Sendle - Premium International.

When shipping to New Zealand, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide.

Popular eCommerce platforms in New Zealand are Amazon, eBay & Shopify.

Payment methods used by New Zealand are Debit card & credit card

Some merchants in New Zealand provide free shipping to consumers.

Sunday is considered a non-working day. You may experience delays for your shipments on this day.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the officialHolidays Page

New Zealand Import Tax & Custom Fees

New Zealand calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here or use our calculator to see fees.

Tax & Duty Calculator

Duties & Tax Details For New Zealand

Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 1000 NZD

Tax (VAT/GST): 15%

Duty Threshold: 1000 NZD

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

  • Mobiles


  • Tablets


  • Computers


  • Cameras


  • Accessories


  • Accessories (Battery)


  • Health & Beauty


  • Fashion


  • Watches


  • Jewelry


  • Pets Accessories


  • Dry Food & Supplements


  • Home Appliances


  • Home Decor


  • Toys


  • Sports


  • Luggage


  • Audio Video


  • Documents


  • Gaming


  • Books & Collectibles


We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to New Zealand

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

New Zealand Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on New Zealand customs and regulations? Before shipping to New Zealand (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for New Zealand and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Endangered Animals

  • Hunting Trophies

  • Orchids And Cycads

Prohibited Items

  • Dangerous Dog Breeds

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Hookah Pipes

  • Objectionable Publications

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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