Parcel Postage Rates – Free Spreadsheet Of Prices To Post Stuff From Thailand

You can send anything from Thailand's Post Office

"How am I going to fit all this in my bag now?"... That's what I said after I went a tad crazy buying stuff for us and our family and friends in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And there was no way I was going to stop shopping. It wasn't my fault that Chiang Mai's markets had so many good things to buy!

Anyway, Thailand's postal system is really good. They supply boxes for you to buy and have all the information printed in English so you can work out exactly how much it will cost to send stuff home. They also have very helpful and smiling staff to guide you through the process.

While we were at the Post Office (POS) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we took a copy of all the postage rates that were given in English. We have taken the liberty to transfer them all into a handy spreadsheet for you to look at while you are planning your trip to Thailand. How much will it cost you to send back all those gifts instead of having to carry them with you?

Here is the free spreadsheet - Postage Costs From Thailand To Everywhere. Please note that these details were priced in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the middle of March, 2012. All prices are in Thai Baht.

Thailand's Post Boxes

To give you an idea, the following is a summary of what it cost us to send a single box home from Thailand. We sent a parcel to Australia by Economy Air (3 to 4 weeks delivery):

Box: Size F (last box in the row above) - Cost: 32 Baht (>$1)
Service Charge: For packing the box, sticky tape and string - Cost: 8 Baht ( Weight: 4.412 kilograms - Cost 1210 Baht (~$40)
Total Price: 1250 Baht to send back to Australia (~$42)

I had to complete an International Postal Parcel Form with details of who it is being sent to, an alternative address in case that person is unable to claim the parcel, the approximate value and a detailed description of the contents of the box. Ours description had the words "Stuff" and "Crap" in it.

I received a copy of the form above as well as a detailed receipt. The helpful POS officer also informed us that we could check the location of our parcel by accessing http://thailandpost.co.th We were able to access their tracking application, enter the tracking number and see exactly where it was. Handy!

Postcards, Letter, Parcels AND Motorbikes can be sent through out Thailand and beyond. We found it very amusing to see the motorbikes wrapped up with an address stuck on the seat and petrol tank.

Thailand POS packaging of motorbikes

All in all, we are very happy with Thailand's postal system. It may be handy to also know that there is DHL courier company that provides a very good service from Thailand to elsewhere in the world. They often have special deals to send stuff to other countries. We chose to use the local Postage System so we cannot give information on DHL.

Again, here is the spreadsheet - Postage Costs From Thailand To Everywhere. Please note that these details were priced in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the middle of March, 2012.

8 comments

  1. Victor Drummond 10 December, 2012 at 00:01 Reply

    Great post, thanks for sharing…

    I’m an Ozzie guy looking to do a mail order business out of Thailand to Oz so that’s very encouraging.

    • Tanya 10 December, 2012 at 07:39 Reply

      Thanks Victor! Good luck with your mail order business. Let us know when your business is set up! We would love to follow your dreams as well 🙂

      By the way, I see you are living in Phetchaburi… those damn monkeys! Gotta love the desserts though mmmm 🙂

  2. Shiryl 31 March, 2014 at 06:55 Reply

    I have parcel from thailand nut still not arrive to me it was so expensive parcel because i buy those stuff from thailand for my business but now i cannot trace it and said not to deliver 🙁 not still i not receive it i am from philippines 🙁 please let me know i need your help 🙁

  3. Sean 3 May, 2016 at 22:52 Reply

    Thailand posting is really complicated and confusing.
    Thanks for the info but what’s the rate for 2016 to up to date the rates.
    There’s no where I can find it online.

  4. Rowena Bawden 29 September, 2016 at 06:05 Reply

    Hi there I am leaving next week on a vacation to Thailand and would like to post my purchases back as opposed to bringing them with me on a plane as I understand any weight over limit is very costly. I was wondering how much it cost to simply post it at the post office before I leave, that way my purchases will make it back here without the stress of heavy bags and I will remain under the weight limit. Can I please also get an estimated time of how long things will take to arrive from Thailand to Australia.
    Cheers Row

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