Shipping & Delivery

All orders are processed and dispatched within 1 to 2 business days, Mon-Thurs, after receiving your order confirmation email. They are all processed and shipped out of Auckland. You will receive a notification email once your order has shipped. 

Domestic shipping (exc. Rural Delivery) should be expected in 1 - 3 business days after shipping, and international orders within 3 - 14 days. Note that these delivery times may vary during high volume delivery periods such as Christmas. 

We take all precautions to ensure your Whittaker’s products arrive in good condition at their destination, including adding heat wrap and selecting express tracked shipping (where scanning in destination countries is currently available). However, due to the premium nature of our chocolate, it has a low melting point and we'd advise against sending it to hot climates.

COVID-19 Sending Delays

NZ Post is our standard shipping partner and offers information about shipping delays, where applicable, on their website. 

Shipping rates 

Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout. Your final shipping charges are based on the weight of your order and the delivery destination. 

We can send up to 12kg domestically, and 6.2kg internationally. Read more about our shipping rates. 

Delivery times

During usual business (e.g. outside of the Christmas delivery period) once your order has been shipped, you can expect the following delivery times: 

Shipping option

Estimated delivery time

Nationwide (NZ)

1 - 3 business days

Rural Delivery (NZ)

2 - 4 business days

(Economy Tracked)

Up to 14 business days

(Courier Select)
3 - 5 business days
United States, Japan
(Economy Tracked)
Up to 14 business days


Please be aware there may be delays due to cargo flight limitations, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found at NZ Post.

International orders

We want to make sure your chocolate gets to you in perfect condition and in good time. The current restrictions and delays in international shipping mean we are only able to offer international shipping to Australia, the United States (with the exception of Kansas state) and Japan. We are monitoring the global shipping environment and will provide updates here as the availability of destinations changes. 

International orders are sent via fully-tracked international air mail.

Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. Whittaker’s is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.

We can only ship up to 6.2kg internationally, via our Economy PLUS shipping option for orders between 2 - 6.2kg. If you wish to send more than this, please contact us and we'll do our best to help out. 

More information on our international shipping rates.

Tracking your order

When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification which will include a tracking number. You can use this to check its status on the NZ Post, website (the email with your tracking number in it will contain a link to the correct service) Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available.

If you haven’t received your order within 5 business days of the expected delivery time, after you get your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at with your name and order number, or use our contact form, and we will look into it for you.

Shipping to P.O. boxes

Our shipping providers will deliver to PO boxes.

Returns, refunds, and cancellations

We unfortunately cannot accept returns, due to the consumable nature of our delicious products.

If you need to cancel an order, please get in touch as soon as possible – we’ll do our best to catch it in time. If the order has already been processed and shipped, we may be unable to cancel its delivery and organise a refund. 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch or contact us at