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There’s nothing more satisfying than your online order arriving at your doorstep as quickly as possible. At Home Essentials, we try our best to process all orders on the day they are placed.

Processing Times

All orders are processed during business hours (9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.) Orders made on weekends and public holidays will be processed the next business day.

While we try to have most products in our store and warehouse at all times if the product is not in stock we will order from our New Zealand-based suppliers. We will contact you to advise you of this and inform you of any delivery delays.

Shipping Methods

Our packages are delivered by NZ Couriers. You will receive an email with tracking details as soon as your order has been collected by the courier so you can easily track its every step.

Shipping Costs

Free Delivery

We offer free shipping for orders over $150. This will automatically be applied to your order at checkout.  


Location Charge
Auckland (Orewa to Pokeno) $8
Auckland Waiheke Island $20
North Island Urban $9
North Island Rural Delivery $11
South Island Urban $11
South Island Rural Delivery $16.50


Bulky Items and Additional Charges

Additional charges may also apply to bulky order that measure outside the normal courier package parameters. Our friendly customer care team will contact you right away if this is the case.

We focus on keeping our product prices as low as possible rather than building shipping costs into the price and then offering "free" shipping on everything. These fees are not about making money but simply recouping the shipping costs and in many cases, particularly for larger items, they do not cover the costs at all.

Dispatch Information

Ships 2-4 days – we pick these products up from our local suppliers twice a week and then send to you.

Ships 5-8 days – we order these products from our suppliers in Australia twice a week and then send to you on the same day they arrive in our store.

Special Order – This product is ordered as a one off with our European suppliers. They can take a few months to arrive. When you purchase we will be in touch with you within 24 hours to discuss.

Pre-Order - This product is currently out of stock or soon to be released by our supplier. Buying today will secure your order from our first delivery. We would usually expect these products to be in our store within 10-14 days. When you purchase we will be in touch with you within 24 hours to discuss.