Freightways Group, which including brands like NZ Couriers, Posthaste, Castle Parcels, Now Couriers, Pass The Parcel and Sub60 have announced earlier this month their new Pricing For Effort initiative, effective from the 1st of July 2019 packages sent to residential addresses will incur an extra residential delivery charge
Generally residential deliveries are more challenging than the standard business to business or B2B deliveries, as residential areas are:
To recognise the extra effort the drivers puts in to deliver to residential areas, Freightways is introducing this new Pricing For Effort initiative, this is similar to the existing Rural Delivery Surcharge.
There are two types of Residential Delivery Surcharge, a charge for verified address ($0.95+GST) and a charge for unverified address ($1.15+GST), Parcelport system uses satelite coordinates to verify the address, when an address is entered into the Parcelport system, the system can tell if the address is business, residential or rural, so all Freightways residential deliveries via Parcelport will be charge at the lower rate of $0.95 and not $1.15
There are a number of options to avoid paying residential delivery charge:
Any questions on residential delivery charge please feel free to get in touch with us at Parcelport