What is your latest returns policy?
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.
Once you have dropped your parcel off at the Post Office, please allow some time for your item to reach our warehouse. Our top tip is to keep a note of your return tracking number, that way you can track your order and see when it reaches us.
Upon receipt, a returned item will be processed by our returns warehouse within 2- 3 business days.
Once processed, the refund will show in your account within 2-5 business days, depending on your financial institution.
Due to the increased volume over sale periods, please allow an additional 1-2 business days for refund processing.
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
What is your faulty assessment process?
If you believe your items are faulty, incorrectly described or just not what you ordered, we want to know straight away!
Please get in touch with our Vans Team below for a faulty assessment. Make sure to include proof of purchase (a bank statement is fine if you can't find your invoice from us) as well as clear photos of the faulty item to help us in resolving this as quickly as possible*
*Please do not send the faulty product back without contacting us first.
* Proof of purchase is required to initiate a Faulty Assessment.
*If an item has been misused or worn in a manner contrary to its purpose, the item will be classified as ‘general wear and tear’. Forms of misuse may include but are not limited to cuts, heat or burns, exposure to chemicals or harsh elements, contact with gravel/bitumen while using motorized vehicles, skateboarding, machine washing and any alterations (eg. shoe repair).
*If your item has been deemed faulty, we ask that you ensure your item is either destroyed or disposed of. Accent Group and its related entities cannot accept liability for any further loss or damage suffered if the shoes continue to be worn.