Consolidation rates
If you’re receiving up to 5 parcels from the same USA retailer, ShopMate can consolidate these into one parcel, meaning you can save money on the $25.25 AUD base shipping rate per parcel!

Here’s a breakdown of our ShopMate consolidation rates:
  • $25.25 AUD base shipping rate charged once for the 1 new consolidated parcel
  • $5.45 AUD weight rate per 500g
  • Consolidation fee of $5.45 per consolidated parcel

All prices shown include GST. The minimum chargeable weight for all ShopMate parcels is 500g, with 500g increments thereafter.
Here’s an example of how you can save with parcel consolidation:

Cost of shipping four individual parcels from the same USA retailer:
  Example Product Weight Base Shipping Rate (AUD) including GST Weight Rate (AUD) including GST GST on Value of Good (AUD) Total Cost including GST (AUD)
Parcel 1 Book 500g $25.25 $5.45 $5.00 $35.70
Parcel 2 Pair of women's shoes 1.5kg $25.25 $16.35 $5.00 $46.60
Parcel 3 Women's handbag 2kg $25.25 $21.80 $8.00 $55.05
Parcel 4 Pair of men's trainers 2kg $25.25 $21.80 $8.00 $55.05
Total Cost including GST (AUD): $192.34

Cost of shipping four consolidated parcels into one parcel from the same USA retailer:

  Example Product Weight Base Shipping Rate (AUD) including GST Weight Rate (AUD) including GST GST on Value of Good (AUD) Total Cost including GST (AUD)
Parcel 1

Book
Pair of women’s shoes
Women’s handbag
Pair of men’s trainers

6kg $25.25 $65.35
(for 6kg)
$26.00 $116.60
Consolidation Charge:  $21.80
Total Cost including GST (AUD): $138.40
Total Saving: $53.95
All pricing is based on cubic weight. Please see calculating parcel weight. ShopMate may also charge the following fees under certain circumstances:

 

  • Holding Fee for unpaid parcels: A holding fee of $2.00 AUD per parcel per day may apply for parcels that are held for more than 21 days from the processed date

 

GST: By law from 1 July 2018, Australia Post will be required to collect GST from customers and pay that GST to the Australian Tax Office, on items valued at $1,000 AUD or less, that customers ship into Australia using ShopMate.

From 1 July 2018, each time you check out a ShopMate parcel and declare the value of the goods, you will be asked to provide payment for your ShopMate shipping and the applicable GST all in the same transaction.
The rate of GST is 10%.

GST will be payable on:
  • The value of the item(s) you are shipping into Australia via ShopMate including any shipping fees or local taxes paid to the USA retailer, and
  • The value of the ShopMate shipping and service fee (including Extra Cover if applicable)
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