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 stores are temporarily closed following Government directives. Click here for more information. All other stores are open with safety protocols in place to comply with Government directives.
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.
Our in-store COVID-Safe Plan:
To help make our stores 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 now available at our Greater New Zealand stores. 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.
Thank you 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.
ORDER OVER $140
ORDER UNDER $140
New Zealand Metropolitan Areas
5 - 9 Business Days
FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY
New Zealand Rural Areas
6 - 11 Business Days
FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY
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 Platypus Shoes.
Need help tracking your order? Click here.READ FULL ARTICLE
Can I cancel my order?
During working hours, please get in touch with our Kicks Team via Live Chat or call on 0800 752 897 and press option 2 once prompted. They'll do their best to try and cancel for you, however, due to the nature of quick turnaround times for our orders, we cannot guarantee this.
If outside of working hours, please lodge an enquiry via Email.
We take pride in our fast delivery which means that most orders are packed and dispatched within a short amount of time.
However, there is a small window from the time you place the order to the point it is ready to be shipped that we can try and cancel for you.
Important to note: If your order has already been shipped then we are unable to make any changes. Once you receive your item(s), you can return them in accordance with our Returns Policy.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. 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.READ FULL ARTICLE
What is your latest Returns Policy for online purchases?
Please note that this policy applies to online purchases only. Please see our In-store Returns Policy for more information on purchases made in-store.
Updated as of 25/08/21: 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.
Need to return your items? We want you to be completely satisfied with our products and we will gladly accept returns within 30 days of receipt where the products are in new, unworn with tags attached and in their original packaging.
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.
CREDIT CARD PURCHASES PAYPAL PURCHASES AFTERPAY PURCHASES RETURN ONLINE Refund Available Refund Available Refund Available RETURN IN STORE Exchange, store credit or refund available. No refund available.
Exchange available for size only.
Refund available. No exchanges
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. *
*We reserve the right to reject any returns that do not meet these requirements.
Online purchases using credit/debit cards may be refunded or exchanged in-store or online.
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 in-store.
Costs of returns
You are responsible for the costs of returning any item(s) to our online store. Any returned item(s) remain your responsibility until they reach our warehouse.
If you would like to avoid return postage fees, you are welcome to visit one of our stores and return or exchange your shoes in person. Please note that we cannot facilitate Paypal refunds in store. 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.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we're experiencing delays in processing returns of up to 5-7 business days.
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.
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 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, or you received something different to your original order, we'll be happy to cover the cost of the return.
If this is the case, please contact our Kicks Team with as many details as possible about the order. We'll request your order/receipt number and photographs of the tongues, tops, sides, soles and fault.READ FULL ARTICLE
The item I want is sold out, will there be a restock?
Yes, we occasionally receive restocks of short-run releases, however, we unfortunately won't be able to inform you if and when, we will be restocking in a specific style.
We recommend that you take advantage of our current in-stock range, and keep up to date with new releases and restocks by joining our mailing list. Simply scroll to the bottom of our website and enter your email address. You can also keep watch on our social media channels or on our blog here.
Additionally, you can add the style or size to your Wish List. Create an account and click the star icon on the product page and you will be notified if we get a restock.
Please note: that we don't have a preorder system and are unable to place single unit orders for sold out items.
Feel free to reach out to our Product team who can help you find something similar! Simply click the 'Contact Us' below.
Thanks for showing your interest, we have our fingers crossed for a restock for you in the near future!READ FULL ARTICLE