Increase in postage rates mark opportunity for NZ businesses to seek letter and parcel discounts

Pitney Bowes PB Post Program provides an opportunity for small business owners to benefit from discounts on postage prices for domestic letters and parcels

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 03, 2018...Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, and data, today announced that it has rolled out strategies for businesses to optimise their mailing solutions following the increase in postage rates for sending letters and parcels within New Zealand and overseas.

Pitney Bowes customers will benefit in spite of the rate change as they are able to secure a deep postage discount. Existing PB Post customers enjoy a discount which is 6% higher than the discount that will be offered to Digital Postage meter users who have not joined the Pitney Bowes PB Post Program. Program benefits:

  • New customers can sign up today to significantly improve their mail discounts and benefit their bottom line
  • A 5% increase in the already deep parcel discounts offered in the PB Post program from 1 July in recognition of the shift in mailing volume for many small businesses who are experiencing strong growth in parcel volumes.

“The Asia Pacific parcel landscape is in the midst of great growth and disruption,” said Stephen Darracott, country manager and director, shipping and mailing, Pitney Bowes ANZ. With the increase in postage rates, New Zealand businesses have the opportunity to address mailing workflow as part of their digital transformation. By joining our postage program, customers are able to process mail efficiently and secure the lowest possible postage prices. By adding inbound parcel tracking solutions available as part of the full suite of inbound and outbound mailing solutions, customers are able to improve the speed and accuracy of parcel delivery”.

Pitney Bowes has provided two recommendations for businesses to strengthen sending operations:



Mailing remains a critical channel for New Zealand businesses to acquire and serve clients and connect with vendors and suppliers. Strong growth in direct mail continues to be a trend in both Australia and New Zealand as businesses strive to give customers and prospects a multichannel experience.

PB Post, a program offered by Pitney Bowes, is available to all Digital Postage meter customers and is an ideal solution to effectively manage expense on postage by offering heavily discounted rates on letters and parcels. For more information on Pitney Bowes PB post, please visit

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border ecommerce; presort services; office mailing and shipping; location data; and software. For nearly 100 years, Pitney Bowes has been innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of getting commerce transactions precisely right. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at


Shefali Jhaveri
Pitney Bowes
Communications Manager, ANZ
+61 437 477 576