Consolidation rates
If you’re receiving up to 5 parcels from the same USA retailer, ShopMate can consolidate these into one parcel. By consolidating your parcel you can save money on the $22.95 AUD shipping base rate, which will only be charged once onto your one consolidated parcel. The $4.95 AUD weight rate will be charged per 500g, in addition to the consolidation charge of $4.95 AUD per consolidated parcel.
Here’s an example of how it works:
Charges when shipping 4 parcels individually for orders from the same USA retailer
  Example Product Weight Base Rate (AUD) Weight Rate (AUD) Total (AUD)
Parcel 1 Book 500g $22.95 $4.95 $27.90
Parcel 2 Pair of women's shoes 1.5kg $22.95 $14.85  $37.80
Parcel 3 Women's handbag 2kg $22.95 $19.80 $42.75
Parcel 4 Pair of men's trainers 2kg $22.95 $19.80 $42.75
  Total Charges       $151.20

Charges when consolidating 4 parcels from the same USA retailer into 1 parcel

  Example Product Weight Base Rate (AUD) Weight Rate (AUD) Total (AUD)
Parcel 1

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

6kg $22.95 $59.40
(for 6kg)
  Consolidation charge        $19.80
  Total Charges       $102.15
  Total Saving       $49.05
          Total % savings from Original Charges: 32%
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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