Required documents when shipping to New Zealand
When shipping to New Zealand, you must make sure you have all the proper documentation filled out prior to its arrival. The Electronic Cargo Information (or ECI for short) is the first piece that Customs will look to for screening your items. Be aware that shipments of all sizes are routinely searched upon entering the country. If there are questions about your shipment, you or your shipping company will be questioned. If Customs does not get the answers or the correct information they are looking for, they have the right to seize your property until you solve the problem, be it filling out more paperwork or paying duties or other fees. You will be notified in writing if this happens.
Shipping limitations to New Zealand
The limitations when shipping to New Zealand will vary based on which shipping company you ultimately choose to go with for your shipping needs. You should ask them directly both about packaging sizes and weights and any other limitations that you should be aware of before you send your items.
Shipping destinations in New Zealand
In this day and age, you can ship your packages anywhere throughout New Zealand. The major cities such as Wellington or Christchurch may receive your packages faster than a smaller town, but not by too much time. You can receive an estimate for delivery from more shipping companies when you go to send your items so that you have a time frame in mind.
Preparing your shipment to New Zealand
Before you send your items to New Zealand, make sure that anything fragile is securely padded and wrapped tightly to avoid damage. Make sure all your documentation is in order and contact your shipping company for any last minute instructions or recommendations for packaging that they may have for you.