Are pre-registered shipments charged? There is no charge for pre-registered shipments. This only happens once the shipment has actually been sent and received an initial scan in the PostNL process, usually at the PostNL location or sorting centre. Related questions Does the peak surcharge apply to all shipment types? Could several surcharges be applied for the same parcel shipment? How can I ensure that no or less volume surcharge is applied to my parcels? What is a peak surcharge? Why is the peak surcharge applied?