Australia Post has announced that the postal charge for domestic parcels over 500g will rise as of the 2nd March 2015.
How does that affect us?
It will not affect seed deliveries as they weight well under 500g nor will it affect seedlings that can fit in a small box or medium sized postal tube. It will affect postage on mature plants as they generally weight around 1kg and it will affect larger seedlings that weigh over 500g.
What are the new charges?
The new charges are made up of:
- A basic charge – $10.05 for destinations in the same state and $12.85 for interstate destinations PLUS
- Distance charge per kg.
A box of 3 mature plants weighing 3kg travelling from Clivia Market to Brisbane will cost $12.85 PLUS $1.45 x 3 = $.4.35. Total price $17.20.
The following link is the Australia Post list of charges per state and zones within Australia – http://auspost.com.au/media/documents/Parcel-Post-price-charges-2mar2015.pdf
How do we work out the postage for plants on Clivia Market?
We have recently implemented a new module to the checkout on Clivia Market that returns the costs in real-time from Australia Post. This means that based on the dimensions and weight of a plant or plants in your shopping cart, your postcode, and that the parcel will be sent from Lilydale in Victoria, the software works out the postage and displays it to you. It also displays a few options that you may wish to choose including Express Post, Signature on Delivery etc.
Are there any additional charges for packaging or handling?
We do not charge any handling fees nor do we charge for the small boxes, custom boxes or postal tubes used to send plants out.