Due to the impact of COVID-19, we're experiencing significant delivery delays. We're working hard to get your items to you as soon as possible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
08/09/21: Our Greater New Zealand Stores Are Open
Our stores outside of Auckland are now open to the public, with safety protocols in place to comply with government directives. Click here for more information on our in-store safety measures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still return or exchange my item(s) outside of the 30 day period due to lockdown?
We're constantly checking Government updates and directives, so if a town, region, or city-wide lockdown impacts your ability to return your item, don't worry! Our 30-day returns & exchanges policy remains, but we won't count the days those stores are closed. Customers can head into their nearest store and our teams will happily process a return or an exchange. Find your nearest store here.
How can I check if an item is available at a store?
Our stores are currently receiving a high number of calls, and are unable to assist with any stock availability enquiries over the phone right now. The best way to find out whether an item is available in a particular store is to get in touch with our Online Customer Experience Team below. Alternatively, you can visit our store where one of our friendly team members will be able to help. Click here to find your nearest store.READ FULL ARTICLE
COVID-19 Information - Online & In-store
NZ Update: Our Auckland store is temporarily closed following Government directives. Click here for more information.
Due to extended COVID-19 lockdowns and high parcel volumes, there will be dispatch delays. Click here for more information.
Returns & Exchanges
We're constantly checking Government updates and directives, so if an area, city or state lockdown impacts your ability to return your item, don't worry! Our 30-day returns & exchanges policy remains, but we won't count the days those stores are closed.
Hygiene and social distancing measures
To help make our store safer, we’ve introduced several measures to help us maintain an appropriate distance from each other while in our stores. We will review and adapt these in-store measures as the environment evolves.
Introduce a limit to the number of customers in-store at any given time.
Our stores will have signage displayed with the max capacity allowed in-store at any one time.
If the store has reached capacity, the number of customers will be managed using a one in, one out policy.
Click & Collect
Update: Click & Collect is unavailable at our Auckland stores.
Please see below for the latest update on our Click & Collect service:
State Click & Collect Service NZ
Greater New Zealand: Available
Auckland: Not available
Maintain 2 metres apart from each other where possible
Social distancing tape will be placed around our floors and seating areas. These can be found throughout the store as reminders, as well as areas where you may be required to queue.
Use EFTPOS/Paywave/Tap n Go services available
We strongly encourage you to use your card or phone to tap and pay instead of cash, whenever possible.
Use sanitisation station upon entering the store
Hand sanitiser will be available for all customers upon entry.
Regular cleaning routines throughout the entire store
We apply the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene across our stores. We have increased the routine cleaning of frequently touched hard surfaces.
Remove and put on your own footwear
Our team will still be available to assist you with any sizing questions you may have, however they will maintain 2-metre distance to comply with social distancing! We will also have disposable try-on socks and gloves available.
Training for team members on social distancing and additional hygiene measures
All of our team members will be required to complete a training course.
Thanks for playing your part in helping us practise social distancing. We appreciate your continued support as we work through this together.READ FULL ARTICLE
How long does delivery take?
Please note: Due to disruptions in flight schedules because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are experiencing delays. Our team are working hard to ensure you get your order as soon as possible.
DELIVERY OPTION DELIVERY TIME OVER $120 UNDER $120 New Zealand Metro Areas 3-5 business days FREE $10 New Zealand Rural Areas 4-7 business days FREE $10
Only received part of your order?
If you order more than one item, your items may be dispatched from different locations. You will receive a separate dispatch email and tracking number for each package sent to you.
Important to note:
1. Delivery services do not run on National Public Holidays. Please click here for more information.
2. Shipping times are a guideline only and cannot be guaranteed based on possible courier delivery issues, or any other unforeseen or unavoidable external events (such as severe weather conditions) beyond the control of Vans.
Need help tracking your order? Click here.READ FULL ARTICLE
I only received one item, where is the rest?
Only received part of your order?
If you have ordered a few items, we may need to fulfil your order from multiple locations - that way you don't miss out on any of your items! This means we will pack and ship your items separately and therefore some items may arrive at a later date, even though you ordered everything together. We call this a split order.
How do I track the rest of my order?
If your order has been split, you will receive an email with your tracking details for each separate delivery.
Please note: You won't receive both tracking numbers at the same time as they will be dispatched separately, from different locations, which means different dispatch times.
If your order arrives and you're missing one or more items, we recommend double checking your emails to see if you've received any additional tracking numbers. If not, feel free to contact our Customer Experience Team below and we can provide you with tracking updates.
Click here for ways to track your order.READ FULL ARTICLE
What is your latest Returns & Exchanges Policy for online purchases?
Need to return your items? We want you to be completely satisfied with our products and we will gladly accept online returns within 30 days of receipt where the products are in new, unworn with tags attached and in their original packaging.
Auckland store update: We're constantly checking Government updates and directives, so if a town, region or city-wide lockdown impacts your ability to return your item, don't worry! Our 30 day returns policy remains, but we won't count the days that stores and/or post offices are closed.
3 simple conditions for a successful return:
RETURNED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PURCHASE
ITEM(S) ARE UNWORN & UNDAMAGED
IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING AND CONDITION
Item(s) were purchased in the last 30 days and proof of purchase can be provided.
Item(s) must be unworn, unwashed, or otherwise undamaged with original tags attached
Item(s) are in original packaging or shoebox in their original condition
Shoes must be returned in their original, undamaged shoebox. Returns cannot be sent with the shoebox taped up, written on or exposed. Please use either the original postage bag or an inside-out plastic shopping bag to protect the shoebox during transit. *
Important to note! Orders returned online will be issued a full refund only. If you'd like to exchange online, please place a new order and return your existing item for a refund.
- Online purchases using credit/debit cards may be refunded or exchanged in-store. Please ensure you have your proof of purchase for our Vans team member to assist you.
- Online purchases using PayPal can only be returned online for a full refund. PayPal orders cannot be refunded in-store. As PayPal is a heavily encrypted, secure payment method, our store systems are unable to process PayPal refunds. Please see our article on PayPal returns for more information.
- Online purchases using Afterpay can be returned online or instore.
Cost of returns
You are responsible for the costs of returning any item(s) to our online store. Any returned item(s) are your property and remain your responsibility until they reach our warehouse.
All online returns must be lodged here. Please note that all online returns must be dropped off at your local post office. We do not accept direct returns to the warehouse.
You are welcome to return your items to our Auckland store to avoid return postage fees. Please note that the above conditions apply and PayPal orders must be returned online. As PayPal is a heavily encrypted, secure payment method, our store systems are unable to process PayPal refunds.
How is the refund processed?
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we're experiencing delays in processing returns of up to 5-7 business days.
Once you have sent your parcel back to our warehouse and we have received it, we will process your return within 2-3 business days. Note your return tracking number so that you can track your order and see when it reaches us.
I paid with Credit Card: Once processed, the refund will appear in your account within 2-5 business days, depending on your financial institution.
I paid with PayPal: Once processed, PayPal will be in touch when they have finalised your refund/made adjustments to your account or payment schedule.
I paid with Afterpay: Once processed, Afterpay will send you an email and make the necessary adjustments to your payment schedule. For more information, head to their website.
*Please allow an additional 1-2 business days for refund processing over sales periods and public holidays.
If you believe you have received a faulty item, please do not submit a general return as our returns warehouse does not process faulty assessments. Please read about our Faulty Assessment process here.
If you believe your online purchase arrived with a manufacturing fault, please contact our Vans Team below. We'll request your order/receipt number and photographs of the tongues, tops, sides, soles and fault.
Third-Party & International Purchases
Purchases made online from overseas distributors, outlets or third-party websites such as eBay cannot be exchanged, replaced or returned by Vans New Zealand; we advise you to contact the place of purchase for any warranty claims. We do not accept incorrect sizing exchanges or change-of-mind returns for overseas purchases.READ FULL ARTICLE
How do I book a return?
Check out our Online Returns Policy before making a return.
Top tip: We recommend trying your new shoes on inside to ensure they meet our return requirements if you need to return them.
Online Return Instructions