|Per shipment||Per kg||Energy surcharge|
|€ 20,50||€ 1,85||€ 0,00|
* For world shipments a 0% VAT rate is applied.
* The rate per kg depends on whether the volumetric weight is greater or less than the actual weight. Curious about an example? Click here.
Shipping options outside the EU.
As of January 1, 2023, World Shipments are no longer insured as standard. For a small additional charge you can choose the shipping option ‘Insured up to € 50’ or ‘Insured up to € 500’ to get extra certainty about the shipment.
|Weight||0 – 20 kg
> 20 kg (+ freight surcharge)
|Min. size||10 x 10 x 1 cm|
|Max. size||100 x 50 x 50 cm
> 100 x 50 x 50 cm (+ freight surcharge)
|Volumetric weight||The kilo surcharge depends on the content (dm3) of the shipment.|
|Shipping options||Insured up to €50
Insured up to €500
|Transmission time||View the overview per country here.|
|Energy surcharge||Due to the high energy and fuel prices, PostNL charges an energy surcharge per package. The amount of the energy surcharge depends on the destination. You do not pay an energy surcharge for Norway.|
|Surcharge for manual processing|
|Peak surcharge||A surcharge of € 0.25 per package only applies during the end of the year period.|
The rate for a world shipment (a shipment outside of Europe) is calculated as follows: Base rate + rate per kg (incl. energy surcharge) x volume weight.
This new working method was developed in order to tax shipments that take up more space and/or weight during transport more than smaller and/or lighter shipments. This means that if the actual weight of a shipment is greater than the volume weight, the actual weight will be used to calculate the kilo surcharge. If the volume weight is greater than the actual weight, the volume weight will be used. The example helps to explain how this works.
- Example calculation shipment weighing 3 kg:
We always calculate using the following formula: length x width x height.
Size: 40 x 30 x 60 cm
Contents: 4 x 3 x 6 dm = 72 dm3
Actual weight: 3 kg
Volume weight: 72 / 9 = 8
- Weight on invoice = 8 kilos
- The volume weight is calculated based on the contents (dm3) / 9. In the calculation example above, 8 would be used to calculate the kilo surcharge. A weight of 8 kg would be used to calculate the kilo surcharge for this shipment.
Important shipping information.
- Always specify a telephone number and email address of the addressee on the shipping label.
- Make sure that the addressee’s name exactly matches the nameplate at the addressee’s house or premises.
- If you have a door code available from the recipient, specify it on the shipping label as well.
- Make sure that the information you enter on the Customs form matches the information on the sales invoice. This will enable Customs to process the shipment more easily. Please note that Customs always has 30 calendar days in which to process the shipment.