Due to an increase in call volumes you may experience delays when trying to contact us. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
If you have a query about an order you placed during the lockdown or just before, please visit our COVID FAQs page where we might be able to answer your questions straightaway.
You can also find answers to questions about how deliveries and Click & Collect work during Alert Level 2, without having to call.


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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions


Stores & Services

Are stores open?

Yes, all of our stores are open from Thursday 14 May.

Our teams have been working hard to get our stores ready and safe for everyone. Check here for your opening hours at your nearest store

Are there any changes to store operating hours?

All stores will operate at their normal hours. Check here for your opening hours at your nearest store



Safety

What safety measures is your team taking to stay and ship safely?

This is how our fulfilment centre teams are staying safe:

- Regular washing of hands, including before and after each break

- Regular sanitising of hands, including every time staff enter the packing area

- Social distancing with a minimum 2-metre separation

- Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for packers and drivers

- Minimum 15-minute breaks between shifts and split breaks for all staff to ensure social distancing is adhered to

- All work areas cleaned and surfaces sanitised between shifts

- Only two entry points onto the site per shift, where anyone must use hand sanitiser on entry

- No external visitors on site

Stores offering Click & Collect will:

- Practise safe distancing at Click & Collect touchpoints. We will also have barriers, signage and other equipment to ensure social distancing

- Ensure surfaces are wiped down each time a transaction has been completed

- Provide wipes and a disposal bin for wipes used by customers and team members

- Ensure team members use gloves and face masks in case two or more people are needed to lift your package. As soon as lifting is completed, the masks and gloves will be disposed of safely and handwashing hygiene will be completed. 

What distancing precautions are in place in-store?

In order to maintain social distancing, we are limiting the number of customers in store at any one time. In most stores, a safe distance of 2 metres is required, both inside the stores and in queues outside. In some stores, we are using contact tracing which means you can shop within a 1-metre distance of other customers or team members. In case we are unable to maintain this distance, our team members will use appropriate PPE. 

Will I have to queue to enter the store?

You will only have to queue if the number of people in a store at any one time is above the permissible limit. This limit is different for each store based on its size and will be strictly monitored by a team member at the store entrance. When the limit is reached, you will be admitted on a one-out one-in basis and therefore might have to join a queue. Please maintain a safe distance of 2 metres while doing so.

What additional hygiene practices are you using in store?

Besides regular wiping down and cleaning, there are hand sanitiser stations in stores that you can use. 

Aren’t you putting more team members, the public at risk?

Our stores are open in line with government guidelines for Alert Level 2 and our team members are following safe distancing and hygiene protocols in line with these guidelines. 

What are your precautions for items like headphones etc?

While in Alert Level 2, you need to ask a team member for support if you would like to try certain items such as headphones or smart watches. The items are sanitised by our team members after every trial. 

How are self serve checkouts being kept safe?

We are only keeping every second checkout open and these will be sanitised on a regular basis throughout the day.

How do I know trolleys are clean?

We clean all high contact surfaces like trolleys regularly, however if you wish to do it yourself, we can provide you with paper towels and disinfectant spray.

Can I bring reuseable bags?

Yes, you can. However, you will need to pack them yourself and maintain a 2-metre distance from the team member at the checkout counter. 

Will your store teams be provided with PPE gear?

We have a PPE, Hygiene and Safe Distancing Policy that is in line with government guidelines on operating safely under Alert Level 2. Under Level 2, stores:

• Practice safe distancing and to support this there will be barriers. signage and other equipment

• Ensure surfaces are cleaned after each transaction

• Make hand sanitiser stations available, for both you and our team members

• Have signs about safety

• Have team members wear masks and gloves when the task they are undertaking requires it; some may choose to wear it at other times too, much like supermarkets

How are you protecting vulnerable team members?

We are following all government guidelines to ensure the safety of our vulnerable team members.



Payment

What payment types can I use?

We currently accept a range of payment methods including:

Visa

MasterCard

American Express

Warehouse Money Credit Cards

UnionPay

JCB

Alipay (instore)

ApplePay

You can also pay using internet banking through POLi.

ZIP: is also available with a minimum spend of $50

You can also use your BizRewards card 

What is the contactless Paywave limit?

You can do contactless Paywave payments up to $200 at our terminals. If you use ApplePay, there are no limits for contactless payments.

Can we still apply for finance?

Yes, you can apply for finance in store. 

Are you offering laybys?

At this stage, we are not offering laybys but this will be reviewed shortly.



Delivery, Pickup & Returns

Are your deliveries contactless?

We are shipping with safety in mind. All NZ Post deliveries are contactless and will be left at your door or designated spot. In case of oversized deliveries, we will coordinate directly with you to ensure there’s always a 2-metre distance between you and our delivery team.

When will I get my order?

We will try to get your order to you as quickly as we can. Due to unusually high demand, we are currently experiencing delivery delays. Please check our delivery page for the most up-to-date information on delivery timings.

If you are a registered user, you can track your order here.

If you placed an order prior to the lockdown period, we are processing it right now and you should receive it shortly (with some exceptions). Read more about pre-lockdown orders here.

If you place a Click & Collect order, we will notify you once your order is ready for collection. For more information on Click & Collect, please click here.

IMPORTANT: To comply with government safety guidelines, you must wait until you receive an email stating your order is ready for collection before visiting us at a Click & Collect location. The email will also contain guidelines about how the collection process will work.

Please note: We cannot guarantee your Click & Collect order will arrive quicker than a delivery order. 

Can I order over the phone?

If you aren’t able to order online, we’d love to help you with a secure phone order. Please call us on 0800 222 246 from 8am - 6pm, any day of the week, and we’ll deliver to you as soon as possible. 

Why have I only received some of the items in my order?

We are working as fast as we can to get your order out to you. Orders with multiple items may be delivered as separate packages.

If you have received part of your order, please rest assured we are working hard on getting the rest of the items to you as quickly as possible.

What will happen to my order if it was placed before lockdown?

If you placed an order before or during lockdown, please go through the information below:

Delivery Order Update 

If we did not manage to ship your order before our temporary closure, please check out these options:

1. Await delivery: We are processing all past orders as quickly as we can so you can keep working at your regular pace. Your order might already be on its way or we will send it across at the earliest. If you're a registered user, you can track your order here.

Please note that if you have several items in your order, they may be sent out in multiple packages, arriving separately. Thank you for your patience.

2. Cancel your order: If you would like to cancel your order, please contact us via our online form and be sure to include your order number.

3. Contactless delivery: We’re shipping with safety in mind. NZ Post deliveries will be left at your door. We will coordinate any oversized deliveries directly with you to ensure there’s always a 2-metre distance between you and our delivery team. We are sorry for any inconvenience due to this.

Click & Collect Order Update

IMPORTANT: To comply with government safety guidelines, you must wait until you receive an email stating your order is ready for collection before visiting us at a Click & Collect location. The email will also contain guidelines about how the collection process will work.

If you were unable to collect your order before temporary closure, please check out these options:

1. Pick up: If you have been notified that your Click & Collect order is ready for pickup, you can pick it up now. Please bring your order number and a valid ID. Click here to see if your store offers Click & Collect. However, if you were to collect from a store that is unable to offer contactless Click & Collect during Alert Level 2 then unfortunately you will have to wait until the store reopens to collect your order.

2. Cancel your order: If you would like to cancel your Click & Collect order, please contact us via our online form  and be sure to include your order number.

3. Contactless pickups: Our Click & Collect orders are contactless.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you. 
 

Can I have photos printed or have someone use the Print and Copy Centres?

Yes, you can. Photo kiosks and self-serve copiers will be regularly wiped down and only every second machine will be available to ensure social distancing of 2 meters. 

How will queues be managed?

Our team members will be there to manage queues. They will also mark waiting points 2 metres apart so safe distancing can be maintained.

How long will it take from ordering to collection for a Print and Copy Centre order ?

If an order was placed before 2 pm, it will be ready for collection on the same day.

Please note: This excludes large orders. Same day collection is also subject to store workload so please call store to confirm if you want to pick up on the same day.

Same Day service only applies to services and products made in store, like Photocopying & Printing, Photo Printing, Personalised Mugs, Wide format printing (A2 to A0), and Laminating and Binding. All other products are made off site and will be available within 5-7 business days.

Please see here for stores where Click & Collect is available. 

Can I cancel my order?

If you would like to cancel order, please email us at OnlineEnquiries@thewarehouse.co.nz and be sure to include your order number.

I haven’t been notified that my order is ready yet. Why is it taking so long?

We are facing increased online demand and courier delays so please be patient. We apologise for the inconvenience and will contact you soon. Please check our delivery page for the most up-to-date information on delivery timings.

If you are a registered user, you can track your order here.

Has your returns policy changed?

To give you peace of mind, we have temporarily extended our No Worries Returns Policy from 14 days to 30 days starting from the beginning of Alert Level 2 and not the date of your purchase.

For further details on our full returns policy, please click here.

Can I return my order to my local store?

Yes, you can return your item to stores under Alert Level 2. To give you peace of mind, we have temporarily extended our No Worries Returns Policy from 14 days to 30 days starting from the beginning of Alert Level 2 and not the date of your purchase.

For further details on our full returns policy, please click here.

Can I exchange my product for another?

Yes, as long as it is still in a re-saleable condition. Please see our full returns policy here.



Contact Tracing

Do I have to sign in?

No, you don’t have to sign in.

Are you filming and recording my data?

We take your privacy seriously. When you shop with us, we may collect information from or about you, including CCTV footage and other security technologies. For details on how we handle your personal information, please see our Privacy Act.



Products & Services

Are there limits on products?

We’re anticipating high demand for certain items. To make sure all businesses have a fair chance of getting what they need, we’ve put some temporary limits on some items. These products can be clearly identified on their product pages. 

Will I be able to get my order from store if I ordered online?

Yes, by using contactless Click & Collect. Learn more about Click & Collect here.

Will you be carrying out installations and assembly?

Yes, we will carry out assembly of products in Alert Level 2. Team members completing assembly will follow safety protocols in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines. If they are working at your house, they will maintain a 2-metre distance from you at all times and we request you to do the same.

Will there be any restrictions on items?

No, currently there are no limits on any products.

Will you take repairs/faulty items?

Yes.Yes. Please refer to our Returns Policy here

What will happen to my booking for services that I have already made?

If you made a booking for services prior to the lockdown, please contact our Customer Service team on 0800 222 246, 8am-6pm any day of the week, and we can reschedule the appointment.

What will happen to my item if I have sent it in for repair?

You will be able to pick up your item once we make sure the repair is complete.



Other (General)

Can I still order online?

Yes, you can still shop online and we'll have your order delivered or ready for pickup as quickly as possible. Learn more about how deliveries and Click & Collect work.

I'm still confused, is there someone I can talk to?

If you are still unsure please contact us on 0800 422 274 Monday – Friday 8am-6pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 9am-4pm. 



Click & Collect

All Click & Collect questions

For any questions related to Click & Collect, please see here

Frequently Asked Questions

Business Membership

What are the benefits?

How do I get my logon details?

 

My Membership

Are my details secure?

How do I contact Warehouse Stationery?

How do I update my personal details?

How do I change my password?

I’ve forgotten my password?

 

Ordering

How do I quickly find a product?

How do I create an order?

How do I view an order?

How do I cancel or amend a placed order?

How can I see if a product is out of stock?

How do I change item quantity in my cart?

How do I delete an item from my cart?

What specials are available online?

How do I know my order’s been received?

I haven’t received my order confirmation email?

How do I save an order?

Can I continue adding to my order over a period of time?

 

Payments

How do I pay for my order?

Can I order from outside New Zealand?

 

Deliveries

How much is delivery / shipping?

How long will delivery take?

I suspect my item is lost?

Can I specify a delivery date and time?

Can I have more than one delivery address?

How do I change or delete a delivery address?

Are receipts sent with deliveries?

Why have I received one order item but not the other?

 

Returns, Faulty or Damaged Goods

What’s your return policy?

What if an item is delivered broken or expired?

Can I return an item, exchange it or get a refund?

 

Technical

What browser should I use for this site?

Will this site work with my browser?

 

Business Membership

What are the benefits of Business Membership?

Find out on our Applying for Membership page.

How do I get login details for my Business Account?

Click Contact Us or call 0800 222 246 and our Customer Services team will provide your login details.

 

My Membership

Are my details secure?
 

Yes. When you supply any personal details, including details for a credit account, they're sent over the Internet using 128-bit encryption - that is, an encryption key 128 digits long. And all personal information you give us - and your orders - are stored behind a firewall (software and hardware preventing unauthorised system access). See Privacy & Security for more details.

How do I contact Warehouse Stationery?

Click Contact Us or call 0800 222 246 and our team will help you.

How do I update my personal details?

On Sign In, the My Membership page displays. Click My Information to update your personal details.

How do I change my password?

On Sign In, the My Membership page displays. Click My Information to change your password.

I’ve forgotten my password
 

On the Membership Sign In page, click Forgot Password. Enter your email address and click Send. A new temporary password will be emailed to you.

 

Ordering

How do I quickly find a product?

It’s easy to find the product you want. Mouse-over a mega menu category (e.g. Office Supplies or Ink & Toner) to display its sub-categories. Clicking a sub-category displays the list of products.

Or enter a keyword or product code in the search box (top right of page). On entering 3 characters, search suggestions will display. Each search suggestion will contain a list of results to review.

How do I create an order?

Placing an order is easy.  When you’ve selected an item, click Add to Cart. After adding all the items you want, click Checkout. This will start the payment process by displaying the Shipping page or will prompt you to Login (if you’re a member not logged in).

But you don’t need to register or be a member to shop. You can check out as a guest.

How do I view an order?

To view or modify the contents of your shopping cart at any time, click the Cart link at the top of the page.

How do I cancel or amend a placed order?

Call 0800 222 246. Our Customer Services team will assist you.

How can I see if a product is out of stock?

Out of stock products are marked Out of stock and cannot be added to your cart.

How do I change item quantity in my cart?

Simply select the quantity required and click Update.
 

How do I delete an item from my cart?

Click Remove to delete the item from the cart.

What specials are available online?

Details of current special offers can be found in our latest mailer. Special promotional prices display in orange on this site.

How do I know my order’s been received?

We send an order confirmation email to your inbox on successful submission of an order.

I haven’t received my order confirmation email …

Go to My Details in My Membership. Check the email address provided is correct. 

If it’s incorrect, update your email and save. Otherwise, contact us and our team will assist you.

How do I save an order?

Your order is automatically saved in the shopping cart for up to 4 hours. In the shopping cart, you also have the option of saving the order as a shopping list.

Can I continue adding to my order over a period of time?

Your order is automatically saved in the shopping cart for up to 4 hours.

 

Payments

How do I pay for my order?

The site accepts Visa, Master Card, Union Pay or American Express credit card payment.

Your credit card is charged on placing your order.

Warehouse Stationery does not store your credit card details.

All credit card transactions are handled by DPS Payment Express and are fully secured.

Pay with BizRewards points.

We now offer POLi Internet Banking.

You can pay with Zip - 4 interest free payments (conditions apply), and not available for BizRewards customers.

Can I order from outside New Zealand?

Sorry we only take orders and ship within New Zealand.

Delivery

How much is delivery / shipping?

Click Delivery for a full explanation.

How long will delivery take?

Due to unusually high demand, we are currently experiencing delivery delays. Please check our delivery page for the most up-to-date information on delivery timings.

I suspect my item is lost …
 

Once an order has been shipped, you can use Tracking to monitor delivery progress. Log in to My Membership > My Orders and select Tracking.

If your item does not arrive, call 0800 222 246 and our Customer Services team will assist you.

Can I specify a delivery date and time?

We can’t promise specific delivery dates and times, only guidelines, because delivery timing is determined by the courier company. Use the Tracking function in My Membership > My Orders to monitor delivery progress.

Note big items like furniture may not be delivered using normal courier companies.

Can I have more than one delivery address?
 

Yes. To add new, go to My Membership > My Account Addresses and click Create New Delivery Address. Set up as many delivery addresses as you like and make one the default, or specify the particular delivery address at Checkout.

How do I change or delete a delivery address?

Go to My Membership > My Account Addresses. Identify the delivery address to change and select Edit or Delete.

Are receipts sent with deliveries?

You can print a receipt on completing checkout: select Print Confirmation. Also, an Order Confirmation is sent to your inbox on submitting your order. Each shipment includes a Packing Slip you can use to check your order.

Why have I received one order item but not the other?

Your order may be split into delivery consignments due to stock availability. Large-size items (e.g. furniture) may be shipped separately. Use Tracking to monitor progress of your order.

 

Returns, Faulty & Damaged Goods

What’s your return policy?

Click Returns to see our No Worries Return Policy.

What if an item is delivered broken or expired?

Click Returns for a full explanation.

Can I return an item, exchange it or get a refund?

Click Returns for a full explanation.

Technical

What browser should I use for this site?

Our webstore has been designed and optimised for performance using Google Chrome or Firefox.  Adequate performance can be achieved by using Safari or Internet Explorer v8 or newer.

Will this site work with my browser?

Yes, the site should work with most internet browsers.  Internet Explorer version 7 or older does not provide adequate performance.