Update on COVID-19: Please see our latest updates here.
We're shipping orders as normal. Orders placed before 2.30pm weekdays will be shipped same day.
We don't use CourierPost, so in most cases our courier partners are managing to meet normal delivery timeframes. The exception is Rural Delivery where NZ Post contractors are used for the final part of delivery, and are currently experiencing delays. If possible, please use an alternative residential or business address to avoid delays.
We still recommend allowing additional time for delivery, just in case there are any unexpected delays.
Couriers will be making contactless deliveries.
We aim to dispatch orders on the same day when placed before 2.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Orders placed after that time or on weekends and public holidays will be dispatched on the next business day. Purchases paid by direct credit will be dispatched on the next business day following receipt of cleared payment. If for some reason we cannot meet these time frames due to an item being temporarily out of stock we will contact you as soon as possible.
If your order is required urgently please either email us at email@example.com or phone us on 07 838 9383 and we will do our best to meet your time frames, we are happy to arrange an urgent courier if required.
All orders are delivered via PBT Couriers or New Zealand Couriers who all offer a fast and reliable service within New Zealand. A signature is required upon delivery unless otherwise specified by you at checkout; you can request to have your parcel left in the letterbox or at your front door in the special instructions box (see Authority to Leave below).
*** Please provide a physical address as couriers will not deliver to a P O Box ***
New Zealand delivery costs / times:
Orders up to $79.99 - $7.50 Nationwide
Orders over $80.00 - FREE Delivery
Saturday delivery - additional $6.00 to the above options and only available in some areas. Please contact us with your address before purchasing to ensure we can offer Saturday delivery in your area. Orders for Saturday delivery must be made before 11.30am Friday to ensure they are sent on our lunchtime pick-up.
Delivery time frames once your order has been dispatched are as follows:
North Island: Overnight
South Island: 1 - 2 days
Auckland Rural: 2 - 3 days
North Island Rural: 2 - 4 days
South Island Rural: 3 - 5 days
Delivery time frames are for business days only and do not include Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays. Saturday delivery is only available in certain areas for an additional cost, and must be arranged prior to purchasing.
Please note that these are targeted delivery timeframes - disruptions such as bad weather can cause delays. Delays can also occur at busy times of the year such as Christmas due to additional frieght volumes. We recommend keeping an eye on tracking to ensure your parcel is delivered on time.
Tracking your Parcel:
Your tracking number will be emailed to you automatically with your shipping confirmation so that you can track and trace your order online. If you do not receive your order within our delivery timeframes, please either contact the courier company with your tracking details, or let us know so that we can follow up with the courier.
We love our rural customers and don't feel you should be charged extra for being on rural delivery. However please ensure you include rural delivery in your address details so we can ticket your parcel properly - otherwise there may be delays and we may be charged penalties for under ticketing.
Authority to Leave:
All parcels require a signature on delivery, however we can provide an authority to leave without signature if you prefer. Please request this in the Special Instructions field during check-out and include details of where you would like your parcel to be left. Please note that neither Cake & Kitchen or our courier will be responsible for parcels once delivery had been made when an authority to leave has been provided. This includes replacement of or refunds for parcels tampered with, lost or stolen following delivery.
Sorry, we don't ship internationally.
Pick Up Option:
You are more than welcome to pick your purchase up from us in person. When checking out, click on the "Click & Collect from Hamilton Store" option. We'll contact you when your order is ready to pick up. Our retail store is located at 6 Princes Street, Hamilton.
If you would like to purchase one of our small items that may fit in a courier satchel or envelope, please contact us directly and we can arrange a cheaper shipping or postal option for you.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 838 9383 if you have any questions.
Combined Shipping with Sweet Pea Parties:
If you would like to shop for party products from our sister website www.sweetpeaparties.co.nz we can combine shipping so you don't have to pay twice. Just select the "pickup" option on your Sweet Pea Parties purchase and make a note to combine shipping in the special instructions field.
If the combined value of your purchases BEFORE shipping is $80 or over, we will also refund your shipping cost giving you free shipping.