FAQs

Do we deliver Internationally?
At this time, we primarily ship to New Zealand, via normal website purchases.

We will also ship to International addresses, but would not be able to ship
hazardous goods such as Aerosol spray paints and varnishes.

International customers please contact us at; admin@kapitihobbies.com with
their order requirements and we will provide a shipping quote.

International customers can pay via Paypal, or direct bank transfer.
Can you Ship Dangerous Goods?
Yes we have an arrangement with Castle Parcels to ship Dangerous Goods including
Aerosol Spray Paints and Varnishes, but only to NZ based addresses, including Rural Address.
CourierPost also offer to deliver dangerous goods, but they cannot deliver to Rural Addresses.
Can you Price Match?
Yes, we will endeavour to match any NZ based suppliers delivered price for a new item.
Just drop us a line with a request, and what price you've seen and where (or give us a link) and we'll see what we can do for you.

Any prices matched this way, cannot also qualify for our Loyalty scheme points too!
What Courier firm do you use, and what other Courier options are there?
To try and stay competitive on delivered price domestically, we use an 'economy' service offered to us by Castle Parcels.

Castle Parcels are a division of Post Haste. If you do not appear to have a local branch of Castle Parcels, (Castle Parcels have depots in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch) you should be able to check in with your local Post Haste depot, if there are any issues with parcel delivery / pick up from depot, at your end.

One advantage we have with this service is that there is no additional cost for shipping Dangerous Goods items, typically for us being Aerosol spray cans.

We will not match prices reduced to auction levels on auction websites.
When we ship a parcel to you we will give you a tracking number for Castle Parcels track and trace website service. This number will typically be in two parts seperated by a "."

For example; N3.12345678

On the Castle Parcel's track and trace website, put the first part , in this example "n3", in the yellow box for product ticket code, and the remaining part of number, in this example "12345678" in the red box for product ticket number. Then mouse click on 'track my item', to find the tracking details of your item.

At busy times, like public holidays, especially over Christmas and Easter, please be aware there is likely to be a delay to delivery times, compared to normal services times, simply due to the proportionaly more items the couriers have to deal with at these busy times of year.

Whilst Castle Parcels are a budget parcel delivery company, you can in some respects 'get what you pay for'. Delays in delivery with this firm have been reported to us, but parcels do get through. Also Please note castle Parcels do not deliver on Saturdays.

We can also offer you a more rapid service via Courier Post. The is service level is broken down into 5 zones, determined by distance from us in an ever widening circle radius:

Zone 1 Local: Kapiti Coast : Paraparaumu to Otaki (overnight 1 business day)

Zone 2 Local Towns : The Lower North Island up to Bulls / Feilding / Palmerston North (overnight 1 business day)

Zone 3 One Sector: Wanganui / Marton / Hunterville / Dannevirke (overnight 1 business day)

Zone 4 Two Sectors: The Upper North Island down to Waverley / Mangaweka / Waipukurau (overnight 1 business day)

Zone 5 Island to Island: The South Island (overnight 1 business day)

Zone 5E Island to island Economy Courier Service (overnight 1-3 business days)

There are options for Rural Delivery too taking 1-3 business days, and also the option of Saturday Delivery.

 

At any time please drop us a line and we will happily check with couriers to see what is happening with your delivery, and report back to you once we know more.