As an approved essential business, we're here through all Covid alert levels so you can still get what you need for your baby - orders are shipped daily. If you're in NICU our thoughts are with you, please reach out if we can help in any way x
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
See the sections below, or please contact us if you can't find what you need!
All pricing is shown in New Zealand dollars (NZD)
Can I use my Credit/Debit Card? Of course, we use Stripe for credit card processing - simply enter your card details into the pop-up window to complete the payment. Your transaction is processed in real time using secure encryption, no private credit card information is available to or used by us (Small Babies Limited).
I don't have a Credit/Debit Card, what do I do? We have two other payment options!
- Firstly if you have an Afterpay account, your order will be shipped immediately* and you'll pay for your purchase in 4 fortnightly payments, interest free. If you're ordering from overseas, at this time only New Zealand Afterpay accounts can be used in our store.
- Secondly, you can make a payment to our Westpac account by using the Bank Transfer option. You'll receive our account details and the total amount due, use your Order Number as the reference. Please be aware that the transfer may take 1 to 2 working days to clear into our account.
*Keepsake Dolls and all custom orders have a wait time, check the products' page to see the current turnaround time.
How quickly will my order arrive? We understand that many premature babies arrive unexpectedly, usually leaving their parents completely unprepared! We try to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of payment. Our local courier picks up around midday so if you order before 11am it's often sent the same day.
- Most Auckland locations should be delivered on the following business day after dispatch.
- Other main centres are also usually delivered on the following business day, but sometimes it can take 2 days.
- For remote or rural areas please allow approx 3-5 working days, as your parcel will be passed on to NZ Post. If you need your items urgently we recommend using an alternative, non-rural address if you have one (e.g. a nearby family member, friend, or your work address) as it will get to you much faster.
- Keepsake Dolls, Custom Clothing and Birth Prints are made to order, allow up to 10 working days for Custom clothing and prints, and 8 weeks for Keepsake Dolls.
Is shipping expensive? No - just $5 for all urban New Zealand orders and $8 for rural. Most orders are sent with Aramex, although we sometimes use Courier Post for large items or rural delivery. All deliveries are tracked and we will email your tracking link once your order is on the way.
Can I pay extra for Overnight Delivery? Sorry we can't offer an overnight service, it's written the courier company's fine print that they will never 100% guarantee their overnight delivery. We will always try our best to get your order to you asap!
Can you deliver to PO Boxes? Sorry, delivery is not available to PO Boxes.
Where is my parcel? If your order has not arrived within the timeframes above, please contact us and we will track it for you. Neither Aramex, Courier Post, nor Small Babies Ltd are liable for parcels that are stolen, damaged or lost after an item has been delivered.
If I'm not home can the courier leave it for me? Yes, with Covid most couriers have changed to contactless delivery and no longer require a signature or Authority to Leave. If you have specific delivery instructions please add this into the Instructions section at checkout.
I'm in Auckland too, can I pick up? Yes! We work from our residential address in Torbay, North Shore. At checkout please select the Pick Up option, then keep an eye on your inbox - we'll email you as soon as your order is ready for collection. Remember if you're paying by Bank Transfer it can take up to 2 business days to clear which will delay your order.
How quickly can I collect my order? Unfortunately immediate pick up is not available - one working day is required to ensure your order is packaged to our usual high standard. Please keep in mind that we have two small children that need us too!
Can you send to Australia? Yes, orders are sent by NZ Post's International Courier service which is tracked and a signature obtained on delivery if possible. For standard stock items the shipping cost starts at $30 International Courier, and for premmie dolls the cost increases based on the finished weight of your doll. Please note there are huge delays with international freight so we highly recommend you purchase from a local Australian business - as a guide International Courier should be 2-6 business days but is taking approx 2-3 weeks.
Can you ship to my country? Yes, but the cost will vary depending on shipping method and the size of your order. Most countries will take several weeks for delivery (due to flights being impacted by Covid), so we recommend that you purchase from your home country if possible. For a customised shipping quote please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our "Contact Us" form.
International Payments: We accept international credit card payments, please make sure you select Stripe at the checkout. If you have a New Zealand Afterpay or Bank account you can use that too!
Duties and Taxes: Small Babies Ltd take no responsibility for import fees, levies, duty, tax or customs charges that may apply on international orders. If you refuse to pay the applicable fees your parcel will be destroyed by customs and the cost of your order will not be refunded by Small Babies Ltd.
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
Help! Can I return this unused clothing/product? We know sometimes babies can grow pretty quickly (it's awesome when they do!) so yes, clothing in new condition can be returned. If you find an item you never got around to using or you change your mind we can offer you a refund or exchange on any item (excluding 'Seconds' and custom prints) purchased within the last 30 days.
What do I need to do to return it? To be eligible for a refund, the item must be returned in as-new, resalable condition. Clothing returns must be unwashed and unworn, other items must be unused, and it needs to be in the original packaging with all sale tags attached. Delivery costs on your original purchase are non-refundable, and you will be responsible for the delivery cost of sending the item back to our office. When sending an item back to us, please ensure that the item is well packaged so that it arrives in as-new condition, we strongly recommend using tracked post or courier so your item makes it back safely. Small Babies is not liable for returned items lost in transit.
How is the payment refunded? Your refund will be processed once we have inspected and accepted the returned goods. For exchanges, we will email you with a voucher code to be used on your next order. For refunds the credit will be processed back to your card/account. Small Babies reserves the right to reject any return if it is not in mint condition. At our sole discretion a 5% restocking fee may apply, which will be deducted from any credit/refund issued.
I found a fault with my item, what happens now? We try to check all orders before they are sent, but occasionally there may be a manufacturing fault that we may have missed. We are happy to always meet our responsibilities under the Consumer Guarantees Act. If an item is not fit for purpose or develops a fault, please contact us as soon as possible with a description of the item and the problem. Try to include a photo of the faulty part, as this will assist us in arranging a replacement to be sent out to you.
What about custom printed clothing and birth prints? Please double check that your details and choices are correct before submitting your order. Unfortunately as these items are made to order we are unable to offer a refund. In the event that we have made an error in printing we'll provide a replacement with the correct details as quickly as possible.
A note on Seconds: When buying a 'second' item, the fault is clearly described on the product page. These faults are usually cosmetic, most commonly the fabric is marked or occasionally there may be a small hole or flaw. If a Seconds product develops an additional fault we will replace or refund the item under the Consumer Guarantees Act as above.