I read with interest earlier posts on this subject by RolyRJ and VR. As a result, I emailed Ivor Masters at NZ Post to enquire about NZ Post policy on this matter. I received the following email yesterday, and thought it might be of interest to other forum users. I wonder if we keep encouraging the "special mailings", then they may become more frequent.
COQK Dear Sir, Thank you for your recent email regarding affixing of stamps on communications to customers. Ivor has asked me to respond as he is currently away at the American Numismatic Association’s annual coin fair. We would love to put stamps on all of our communications that we send, after all that is what our business is about. However the difficultly we have is that we do not have the capability to place stamps on the 40 000 letters we send out to customers every month (sometimes this occurs twice a month) in a cost effective and efficient way. Having said that we recently undertook an investigative project to establish if there was a machine / cost effective way that could help with this application. We have had some success and it’s our desire that in the future we will be able to offer this. As part of this, you may have noticed that recently we have been using stamps on ‘special mailings’ – one of these included the Matariki issue mailing. Another activity we assisted with, and hope to do again in future, was affixing stamps on envelopes for the Land Transport New Zealand (LTNZ). LTNZ used 500,000 stamps on its regular mail to customers for the month of May. This was a fantastic outcome for stamps and stamp collecting. There was a cost involved in such an exercise but it has enabled us to look at ways to reduce this cost for our own mailings and for future large mailings. I hope this answers your email but if you have any further questions please feel free to contact me. Regards Simon Simon AllisonMarketing Delivery Manager
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