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Get to know Post Haste
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Post Haste has been delivering reliability and innovation for over 40 years through technology, network, and people power. As part of the Freightways brand, Post Haste has end-to-end network control. With over 330 couriers, 19 branches, and access to over 800 couriers through their sister companies they provide a reliable delivery solution throughout New Zealand.

Constantly innovating to bring you the technology and services that keep your life easier and your customers loyal - empowering you and your customers with choices, online management and automated communications. Their technology supports a seamless integration with Shippit.

Services available

  • Post Haste standard = Shippit standard service level

  • Post Haste express = Shippit standard service level


See the carrier overview matrix for full compatibility, limitations & restrictions.

Suitable for:

  • Apparel, clothing, and footwear

  • Small consumer goods

  • Small homewares

  • Food and beverages

  • Alcohol

  • Dangerous goods - limited with prior approval from the carrier ensuring you are compliant with dangerous goods packaging and labelling guidelines. For more information, see the dangerous goods matrix.

Not suitable for:

  • Furniture

  • Heavy bulky freight or pallets

  • Consolidated freight (palletised)


Charges that can be identified at the time of booking are included in the API quote at the time of booking however additional surcharges may apply for undeclared goods, or special goods. For more information, see the surcharge matrix.


Complimentary loss or damage insurance is not included when booking with Post Haste through Shippit unless you have it included in your own BYO account. Alternatively you can enable Shippit Transit Protection to cover your orders for loss and damage.

Freight profile

Freight type

Best fit for

Not suitable for

  • Cost effective domestic deliveries

  • Smaller sized consumer goods

  • Goods under 25kg & 1.8m

  • Liquids and alcoholic beverages

  • Limited DG that are suitable for road & air transport see carrier DG guide here

✓ Satchels

✓ Cartons

✓ Alcohol

✓ Liquids

✓ Perishables

✓ Fragile

✓ Medicinal

✓ Dangerous goods

  • Bulky freight (long, oversized, unpackaged freight or furniture flatpacks)

  • Palletised freight

  • Perishable or live goods

✘ Pallets

✘ Consolidated freight on pallets

Customer type

Best fit for

Not suitable for

  • Fashion & apparel

  • Variety stores

  • Non-bulky homewares & furnishings

  • Health & beauty (limited DG)

  • Arts & entertainment

  • Computers & electronics (limited DG)

  • Pet supplies

  • Food & beverage

  • Liquor & tobacco

  • Sports & fitness equipment

  • Automotive, aviation, mechanical

  • Industrial & agricultural

Prohibited goods

Items that cannot be sent through Post Haste:

  • Animals

  • Jewellery

  • Cash

  • Negotiable Instruments

  • Bullion

  • Coins

  • Precious Stones

  • Antiques

  • Original Artworks or other valuables

  • Firearms and ammunition

  • Some Dangerous Goods (see below)

Size and shape restrictions:

  • Nothing heavier than 25 kgs

  • Nothing larger than 0.125 m cubed

  • Nothing longer than 1.80 m

  • No irregularly shaped freight or insufficiently packaged freight

See full terms of carriage on the Post Haste site.


We currently only offer a BYO account configuration with Post Haste through Shippit, using your own BYO carrier account. To set up your integration, email [email protected] with your account information. Our team review your details, and usually get back to you in 1-3 business days. However, account activation for BYO can take 1-2 weeks to complete.

Remember, you'll need approval from the carrier before shipping any dangerous goods, alcohol, fragile, or restricted items. Ensure you have this approval before contacting our team to configure your BYO account.

Important note for BYO account holders when shipping special or dangerous goods:

  • BYO accounts must be pre-approved by the carrier prior to shipping for all alcohol or dangerous goods

  • A dangerous goods flag must be configured and indicated in the API when booking through Shippit

  • Dangerous goods surcharges that apply will be charged directly by the carrier

  • All fragile, liquid, alcohol, or dangerous goods shipments must comply with packaging guidelines and dangerous goods compliance.

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