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Shipping & Delivery Info

We Love Local Shipping & Delivery

Where does my gift come from?

We Love Local is an online store without any physical locations. All orders are sent with NZ courier companies from our warehouse located in the lower North Island.

If your order needs to arrive by a specific date, please contact us before placing an order to discuss your options and avoid disappointment.

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NZ Gift Delivery Info

All gifts ordered from our website are delivered by NZ Post or Pace (for Wellington express shipping).

Order processing times

  • Orders placed before 2 PM are dispatched the same business day for delivery within the timeframes mentioned below.
  • Orders placed after 2 PM or during weekends (this includes Friday after 2 PM) are dispatched the next business day.
  • Our cut-off time for Wellington same-day delivery is 11 AM (Monday-Friday only). Orders placed after this cut-off time or during weekends are guaranteed delivery the next business day.
  • You will receive an email with tracking details as soon as the order has been picked up by NZ Post.

Delivery timeframes with NZ Post

  • North Island: 1-2 business days after dispatch.
  • South Island: 2-3 business days (or 1-2 business days if you choose express shipping) after dispatch.
  • Unless specifically requested, NZ Post does not deliver on Saturdays.

We strongly recommend checking NZ Post’s delivery updates before submitting an order to see if there are any delays with parcels, e.g. due to severe weather events or flight disruptions.

Some examples:

  • If you need a gift delivered to Auckland on Wednesday, it needs to be ordered by Tuesday at 2 PM at the latest for a chance to arrive the next day.
  • If you need a gift delivered to Christchurch on Monday using economy shipping, we recommend ordering Thursday 2 PM at the latest (NZ Post advises 2-3 business days for delivery to the South Island) or Friday 2 PM using Express delivery.

Please note that this delivery schedule is just a guideline based on our experience of sending thousands of gift boxes nationwide. We can never guarantee parcel delivery for a specific day (other than for gifts sent with our same-day delivery service in Wellington).

Shipping rates

Orders valued over $160FREE Shipping
North Island (valued <$160)starting at $7.90
South Island (valued <$160)starting at $11.90
Wellington same-day express deliverystarting at $21.90

Additional charges apply for Saturday shipping. Bulk delivery charges or handling fees may apply for large orders.

Signature required only

All orders are sent with signature required, which you can remove later. You will receive an email with tracking details and instructions on how to do this when the order is shipped. We do not recommend removing the signature if you are unsure if it’s safe to leave the parcel (e.g. in apartment buildings). Please note that gifts with alcohol always require a signature and a person over 18 must be present at the delivery address to receive the parcel.

What happens if the recipient is not home or unable to answer the door?

  • Should the courier not be able to obtain a signature, NZ Post will leave a card with instructions on where to collect the parcel, which is usually the closest post shop. You may also be able to see the pickup location on their tracking page.
  • In some cases, recipients will have an existing “Authority To Leave” with NZ Post, meaning they will deliver the parcel without a signature (unless it contains alcohol).
  • If you have removed the signature, the courier will leave the parcel according to the instructions you provided via NZ Post’s tracking page.

Tips to increase the likelihood of successful delivery

  • The earlier you order the better. Please make sure you leave a note during checkout mentioning the desired delivery date.
  • You will receive an email with tracking details informing you when a parcel is out for delivery. Give the recipient a heads-up that something is coming their way or grant NZ Post an ATL (Authority To Leave) from the tracking email you receive.
  • Consider sending the parcel to the recipient’s workplace if they’re not working from home.

We will try our best to help you get your parcel delivered on time. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Delivery timeframes by region and city

DestinationDelivery timeframes
Auckland gift deliveries1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Bay Of Plenty (incl. gift delivery to Tauranga & Rotorua)1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Canterbury (incl. gift delivery to Christchurch)2-3 business days (or 1-2 business days using express shipping)
Gisborne gift deliveries1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Hawke’s Bay (incl. gift delivery to Napier & Hastings)1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Manawatū-Whanganui (incl. gift delivery to Palmerson North)1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Marlborough (incl. gift delivery to Blenheim)2-3 business days (or 1-2 business days using express shipping)
Nelson gift deliveries2-3 business days (or 1-2 business days using express shipping)
Northland (incl. gift delivery to Whangarei)1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Otago (incl. gift delivery to Dunedin & Queenstown)2-3 business days (or 1-2 business days using express shipping)
Southland (incl. gift delivery to Invercargill)2-3 business days (or 1-2 business days using express shipping)
Taranaki (incl. gift delivery to New Plymouth)1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Waikato (incl. gift delivery to Hamilton)1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
Wellington gift deliveries0-1 business days (same-day Wellington delivery) or 1-2 business days (mostly overnight)
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