In 7 days $8.95 Small Standard Parcel Post up to 5kg @ Australia Post (Business Accounts)

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Basically Auspost is shifting their current pricing methods from weight-based to size-based. (If you use their packaging)

They raised the minimum price for a small parcel from $8.30 to $8.95.

However, you can save more if you are sending a small parcel with larger weight.

E.g. 5kg Small parcel now $11.05 >> $8.95 afterwards

Use your imagination ;)

Additional information for clarification

Using your own packaging

We're replacing existing pricing zone structure with zoned flat rates&sup1 when you use your own packaging.
Once you know which weight break your parcel falls into and where you're sending to, you will now know your postage cost. As long as your packed item is 5kg or under, you will be able to send it anywhere in Australia for a zoned flat rate based on the four weight breaks below:
Up to 500g;
Up to 1kg;
Up to 3kg;
and Up to 5kg

Using Australia Post Packaging

We're changing our Flat Rate Satchels and boxes from weight based to sized based. You can now pack up to 5kg in any of our Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large satchels or boxes and send anywhere in Australia for flat postage rates based on the size of your packaging and your delivery speed. So once you know your size and delivery speed, you’ll know your postage costs

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Comments

  • +20 votes

    Time to shift some lead.

    Now I can finally buy my car batteries interstate.

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    That's business customers that send X amount of packages per month

    Also if you use the self checkout at Australia Post, it's always been weight based rather than volume based

    • +1 vote

      You can easily register a Mybiz account with Auspost and enjoy the standard price as well.

      • +1 vote

        But the discount doesn't kick in until you reach the threshold

        I just use the self checkout and enjoy the instant weight based charge for large parcels

        Also If you have family that are pensioners they can get a roll of 50 stamps at 40% discount 😊

        Many ways you can get discounts from Australia Post

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    It was weight or size based (whicever is greater). Soon, it will be weight based when using your own packaging, or size based when using Auspost packaging (for items up to 5kg).

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      It's always size based even with your own packaging. They will measure your parcel and you will be charged based on volume

      It's weight based using the prepaid packaging as long as you can fit the item in the satchel

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        If I have a very small 5kg item, the price will not change until I go over a certain size. So it is charged by weight or size (whicever is the greatest).
        This is for own packaging.

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        It's weight based using the prepaid packaging

        Prepaid packaging (satchels) have been phased out. They are introducing non-paid satchels which you pay postage on lodgement. This appears to be their solution to the counterfeit Chinese pre-paid satchels.

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    Is that 5kg for your packed parcels or AP satchels at the cheaper rate after Sep 30 th ?

    • +1 vote

      For your own packaging, it depends on weight.
      For Auspost satchels, it depends on size.

  • +9 votes

    And Auspost wonder why they are losing so much money to couriers.

  • +4 votes

    Auspost have missed 10+ next business day guarantees now. Keep telling sellers to keep my money and get the refund or free satchel, just to at least get Auspost to get their act together.

    • +2 votes

      Great stuff. This terrible organisation needs to change. Customer service is out the window.

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    Parcel Post

    1 From 30 September, eligible Australia Post packaging will now have a national flat rate based on size rather than weight.
    Parcels up to 5kg - own packaging1

    Prices
    Up to 500g
    Charge per item
    $8.95

    500g to 1kg
    Charge per item
    $12.20

    1kg to 3kg
    Charge per item
    $15.35

    3kg to 5kg
    Charge per item
    $18.50


    Express Post

    From 30 September, eligible Australia Post packaging will now have a national flat rate based on size rather than weight.
    Express Post parcels up to 5kg - own packaging

    Prices

    Up to 500g
    Charge per item
    $11.95

    500g to 1kg
    Charge per item
    $15.70

    1kg to 3kg
    Charge per item
    $19.35

    3kg to 5kg
    Charge per item
    $25.50

  • +3 votes

    Since when was a change in the standard pricing model a bargain?

    • +4 votes

      Previously, if you had a 5kg small item, you had to pay $17.20 for a large 5kg satchel. Soon, you can use a small satchel (assuming the item fits) and pay $8.95.

      • +1 vote

        That's interesting cause for next day a lot is done by air. This must coincide with the new contract that was signed with Qantas recently to up Auspost/Qantas shipping volume.

        https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/this-is-pretty-big...

      • -1 vote

        Soon, you can use a small satchel (assuming the item fits) and pay $8.95.

        The new satchels aren't size-based. So if you have a large item that is very light you can put it in a large satchel but still pay the (previously small) satchel postage price

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          In the new structure, the satchels will be size based.

          From 30 September 2019 eligible Australia Post packaging will move to a size based national flat rate rather than weight. There will be four sizes, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large, and these products all carry a maximum weight of 5kg

          So if you have a large item, you will need to use the large satchel and pay for the price of a large satchel ($18.50).

  • +9 votes

    Good lord it is expensive to send stuff

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      always has been. but there people out there who think the price of postage is related to how much an item is worth.

  • +2 votes

    https://imgur.com/a/Z2Qd0Mt

    Here's side by side with the old rates.

    I'm not sure of the size to cost ratio. But sure looks like Auspost is upping, again, the price on small/light parcels.

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    To many noobs here. If the parcel is not really massive I put it in a postage bag and they can bite me trying to charge cubic weight because it's not a cube. Always pay just the real weight.

  • +6 votes

    The question I'd like answered is why it is cheaper to post a parcel from China than within the same town in Australia.

    • +11 votes

      Something about agreements between the postal systems?

    • -8 votes

      Ans: Cost of labour ✅

      • +3 votes

        Parcel from China still requires Australian labor to clear customs and move from the airport to Australia delivery address. Or are you saying that the Australian contact deliverer that delivers the Chinese parcel to my door is paid less to do this than if the parcel was posted from the suburb next to where I live?

        • -1 vote

          The postage is split into 3 parts;
          (1) postal labour and infrastructure in sending country,
          (2) transportation cost (commercial airlines/cargo) to destination country (3) offset costs of delivery to addressee (called Terminal Dues).

          From the above, sending a parcel from AUS, Part 1& 2 are high cost due to labour and infrastructure cost. Don’t forget high AusPost CEO salary (remember Ahmed Fahour?) Part 3 is a fee to offset the actual weight of the total mail between the two countries under Universal Postal Union agreement. In the past, it was assumed all mails between both countries were balanced which mean they don’t pay each other for delivering the mail in their own country.

          In the case for China, Part 1 & 2 are low which resulted overall postage cost is low. Because China has huge volume of parcels and mails out of their country, which airlines give them good pricing. Btw our domestic flight is not cheap, a ticket from Melbourne to Cairns price can let you go from Melbourne to South East Asia countries or Bali.

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      They need to subsidise the cost of delivering all those Chinese parcels somehow…

    • +1 vote

      Once a package leaves China their postal system doesn't pay for its delivery. The Chinese government also effectively makes postage almost free for local business as well. It's an unfair playing field.

      What essentially happens is Australia Post needs to charge local users more to cover the costs of incoming packages from China, which probably out number the packages going from AU->CN by 100 to 1.

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    What do I do with all the satchels that I have bought? These are post-paid (not prepaid) and they have a weight limit on each bag.

  • +4 votes

    AusPost has to be one of the worst Australian owned companies ever!

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    Your description gave me a headache isn't it always going to be weight AND size based not one or the other.

    Doesn't make sense if they switch to one OR the other because then sending 1kg of tiny sand or 1kg of something huge would cost the same which it does not because cargo space is just as important as cargo weight.

    It will always be both you need weight and size to determine cost not one or the other would make zero sense to do it that way unless they suddenly had an infinite amount of cargo transport space or cargo transport weight.

    Someone try explain what is going on here because I'm confused lol.

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    Put 5kg bar in a small 5kg satchel it will fit = $8.95 new rate

    Anything small and heavy up to 5kg and fits into the small 5kg satchel is the big beneficiary .

    Business as usual with bigger items based on cubic weight except a higher price for those that don't fit into the smaller satchels .

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    Under the current rules, If the parcel is over 1kg you are always paying by size/cubic weight. If the parcel is uneven they take the maximum size of the LxBxH then compare it to the weight and record whichever is higher.

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    It's also good to be aware of postal zones. eg. If you're sending a parcel from zone V1(Melb) to zone V1(Melb), then it will top out at $11.90 for 22kg.

  • +14 votes

    Sorry I'm negging - I send 1000's of parcels annually and it looks as though my rate is going from $6.72 currently to $7.25 per the enclosed link on EVERY ITEM I send. Aust Post has fiddled rates about 3-4 times for business senders in the past 2 years, also their postal zones recently became complex and incoherent in my opinion. From my post office (inner metro SA) it is cheaper for me to send a 500g satchel parcel to NOOSA QLD (2000km) than it is to Mt Barker SA (about 20km away) due to postal zones.

    So while the 5kg deal looks to be a winner, it is achieved through penalising other services. This is a sleight of hand by Australia Post, not a bargain.

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      Can I have a parcel … please?

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      Have you sent out mine? I’m still waiting!

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      I understand. Hopefully they lower the rates for all as if they find themselves losing market (very unlikely but possible).

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      As in sending to a country location doesn't get you the tiered discount?

      That's the whole point of them making flat rates, so it's a simpler flat rate for anywhere in Australia. People who live outside metro zones will no longer have to pay more than those living in metro areas.

      • +4 votes

        But all rates have increased in the most popular categories. ie/ A flat rate 500g satchel service had variable rates applied to it last time Aust Post fiddled business customers rates. I'm not even sure how this is possible given the name printed on the Aust Post sold satchel still reads "flat rate satchel", yet variable rates apply when it is posted.

        Now ALL RATES for 500g are rising for volume sellers, Same City = $5.82, other City = $7.25 Rural = $8.50.

        So the rates still aren't flat, aren't simpler AND aren't cheaper.

        EDIT:

        Anyone else fee this is misleading? (Official Aust Post selling 1000's of satchels printed with FLAT RATE which aren't FLAT RATE postage)
        https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1...

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    GL if you can fit 5kg into the current 500 g satchel ( most extreme example ) If you cant and need the bigger sizes enjoy the around 10% increase on all the satchels across the board including express prepaid satchels . eg pack 10 X 500 g $81.25 to $89.70 . Cost of sending a dice 10.4% more .

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    I'm tempted to neg this (but I wont because I guess it could be a deal to someone) because rates are going up and I'm not sure I've ever sent something where the actual weight exceeds the cubic weight. I'm guessing Auspost have run the numbers and worked out that very few parcels are actually heavier than cubic weight so why not simplify it.

    • +3 votes

      This!

      Sized-based calculations penalize most. This is not a bargain.

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        You might benefit from the new if it packs it posts then.
        Using the packaging for that range is a set price for whatever you fit in said packaging if it stays below 5kg.
        Over 5 is still going to be the same though.

        Internally we've been told majority of parcels are between 1 and 4kg so most people ended up paying for 3and 5kg satchels for the weight allowance and not size.

        Using metrics to aim at changes that benefit the most parcels being sent
        /Shrug

  • +2 votes

    price increases are hardly a bargain

  • +4 votes

    yew, just stocked up on prepaid regular and express satchels..

    this is no bargain.. its a price rise.

  • +15 votes

    What was required - cheaper prices for lighter parcels.
    What was delivered - price rise with extra weight allowance that won’t be used as much.

    AusPost should be ashamed of themselves. In e-commerce economy, they are killing the local players in favour of overseas ones.

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    For me, this helps, with selling things online and customers hate paying that extra couple dollars when items are just a tiny bit over the 500g threshold.

    But I do see how it can negatively impact others too.

    If anyone within Sydney wants to share an auspost "business account" barcode, to reach the threshold faster for postal discounts, I'm in :).

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    Sometimes I send 2.1 KG real weight and use 5 KG to remote locations NT WA .

    Just fits in by size .

    After new rates based on 10 packs thanks AP for 10.2 % more cost .

  • +1 vote

    Officeworks Mailman is still cheaper. It might take a bit longer but is far cheaper. You have to use their packaging. Plus you get free signature on delivery and free insurance
    500g $7.75
    2kg $12.50
    3kg $14
    5kg $17

    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/office-sup...

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