How can we help you?
To make your online shopping experience at The Mall as seamless as possible, we provide answers to our most frequent questions below.
The Mall is Auckland Airport's online shopping experience. We have partnered with the Airport's most popular retailers to provide travellers with the ability to shop leading international and local brands online ahead of international or domestic travel, with easy pick up at the airport.
Take advantage of duty and tax free pricing on The Mall's international experience when you travel internationally and access to airport exclusives and special pricing on your favourite items when you travel domestically on The Mall's domestic experience.
International: Anybody who is over 16 years old and has a ticket to fly internationally into or out of Auckland Airport within the next six months can shop on The Mall's international experience.
Domestic: Anybody who is over 16 years old and has a ticket to fly domestically into or out of Auckland Airport can shop on The Mall's domestic experience, as well as those who are able to click and collect from the Domestic Terminal. Learn more.
Please note, travellers must be 17 years old or over to qualify for alcohol duty free concessions (international travel only), and 18 years old or over to purchase alcohol within New Zealand (valid photo identification will be required if alcohol has been purchased).
You don’t have to be a Strata Club Member to shop on The Mall – it’s perfectly OK to checkout as a guest. However, you will miss out on Strata Club special deals and on collecting Strata Club Points.
The traveller price is the price offered by our retailers that every shopper on The Mall is entitled to.
Yes, The Mall has partnered with Paymark, New Zealand’s largest and most trusted payment gateway and ePayments, a leading payment provider specialising in Chinese mobile payment services. Learn more about buying safely on The Mall in our secure payment section.
The Mall accepts Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay, Alipay and WeChat pay.
If your payment is declined, it means your card has not been charged. Please check with your bank or payment institution as it may be that:
- your card hasnt been enabled for 3D secure authentication
- your credit card is no longer valid or has expired
- the payment exceeds your daily spending limit
- the payment is larger than the maximum transaction allowed for your account
- the charge is larger than you would usually put on your card
It is likely you will be able to request the bank or payment institution to adjust your daily spending limit or the maximum transaction size. Most institutions can make these changes immediately and allow you to complete the payment.
Absolutely. As you place your order on The Mall you will choose where you would like to pick it up as you depart or arrive into Auckland Airport.
We have two Collection Points in the International terminal, one in departures after you have passed through security and one in arrivals in the baggage claim area.
We have one Collection Point in the Domestic Terminal located before you pass through security, between 3 Wise Men and Travelex.
Please see our 'how to collect' section for maps and further information.
The Mall requires your flight information for two reasons:
- to match your order to your flight and ensure that its order is ready and waiting for you to pick up
- to confirm that you are entitled to shop for duty free and tax free items if you are travelling internationally
Sometimes, your flight may not be recognised if it is a chartered flight or code share flight. If your flight number is not being recognised when you add it in the cart, please get in touch so we can help you.
Promo codes can only be applied to full priced items.
If you are applying a promo code in your cart and receive an error message please check you have :
- typed the promo code correctly
- included a full priced item in your cart
- reviewed any specifc terms and conditions for the promotion (e.g. that may require a minimum spend level or only be valid for a certain time period).
If you need any further help, please get in touch.
International: If you miss your pickup time, please get in touch as soon as possible so we can notify the retailer to arrange a return and refund.
Domestic: If you miss your pick up time, we will store your items for 3 days (from the original pick up time) to allow you more time to collect your items. If you are unable to collect then please get in touch to advise us so we can arrange a return to the retailer.
Please visit our 'returns & refunds' section for more information. It is important to note that returns are subject to our retailer's individual policies accessible from our 'retailers' section.
If you have any issues or further questions, please get in touch, we're happy to help.
International travellers: due to Customs regulations for duty free and tax free goods a replacement item cannot be sent to your home address.
Domestic travellers: this will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the retailer the goods have been purchased from.
From 1 June this year, Auckland Airport moves to one Duty Free operation led by Aelia Duty Free to provide the best Duty and Tax-free shopping experience for all New Zealanders and travellers at Auckland Airport.
The move will enable Aelia Duty Free to deliver a much broader range and variety of brands, as well as a higher quality, more innovative duty-free offering overall for travellers, bringing the best of New Zealand and the world to Auckland Airport. There will be the same favourite international and local brands as well as new brands, products and experiences for our travellers not seen at Auckland before. The offer will be that is no less competitive than you would have seen when travelling through the Airport before.
You will still be able to collect your order from The Collection Point, located in the baggage hall opposite carousel 3 as per usual.
For any enquiries with products that you wish to claim back (including product warranty) please contact The Loop customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org for any collection before 31st May 2023.
For all orders collected after 31 May 2023, your orders will be fulfilled by Aelia Duty Free. Please contact The Mall's customer service at email@example.com for any help with after sale services.
The Mall Domestic
You can order as early as three months and as late as 12 hours before your domestic flight departs.
The Mall domestic experience offers best selling items from a selection of Auckland Airport’s most popular retailers. The initial domestic range includes access to items from retailers who operate within our International Terminal. Only some of these items can be found in store in the Domestic Terminal.
You'll find The Mall's Domestic Collection Point in the domestic terminal before you pass through security, located between 3 Wise Men and Travelex.
For maps of the The Mall's Domestic Collection Point see more information in our 'how to collect' section.
The Mall's Collection Point is open from 5am to 10pm NZST.
Each airline has its own restrictions when it comes to what you can carry in your hand luggage on board your flight. For more information on what you can and cannot hand-carry on board your flight, please see our 'cabin allowances' section.
There are no restrictions on the number or size of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) you can carry in your hand luggage on board a domestic flight, provided you comply with an airlines carry on limits.
Yes, you are able to assign another person to collect your order. Please contact our team firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know in advance of your pick up date who you have authorised to collect your order. They will need a copy of your order confirmation email and their own identification to show our team at The Mall Collection Point in the Domestic Terminal.
The Mall International
If you are departing Auckland, you can browse the range and shop online. We will have your items ready and waiting for you to pick up at the Departures Collection Point in the International Terminal.
If you are arrivng into Auckland and travelling quarantine free from the Cook Islands, Niue or Australia you can shop online before you fly and pick up your items at our Arrivals Collection Point in the International Terminal.
For all other travellers arriving into Auckland from other destinations that require a transition into Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities, unfortunately due to different border processes shopping on The Mall is not available.
You can order as early as 3 months or as late as 6 hours before your international flight departs.
Yes. The Mall offers best selling products from a selection of Auckland Airport’s most popular retailers. The international range includes technology, spirits, beauty, NZ products and more and will continue to grow. Items that you see online can also be found in store, except for those items that are exclusive to The Mall.
Certain items, like spirits and fragrances, attract import charges known as duties. People who are travelling internationally are entitled to buy certain amounts of these products without paying those duties. This price then reflects the duty free price.
Not all items for sale at The Mall's international experience have customs duties attached. These items are sold tax free which means they are exempt the 15% GST.
No, it is not possible to use someone else's duty free allowance for your own personal purchase.
If two people are travelling together, it is acceptable (for convenience) to place a single order that covers both people's duty free entitlements. However, on collection, it must be declared that the goods are for two separate people despite being a single transaction.
Both people need to be present when collecting the items, and you cannot purchase a single item and attribute the duty free allowance across two people (e.g. you cannot purchase a single camera for NZ$1,400 and split the duty free allowance of NZ$700 per person across two people).
There are legal limits on the amount of duty free alcohol and other goods travellers can travel with. These amounts can also vary depending on the country you are flying into.
For more information, please see duty free allowances.
Yes. Due to airline safety regulations, there are certain restrictions on the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) you can carry in your hand luggage onboard the plane. When you collect your purchase from the Collection Point, you will already have passed through Auckland Airport security, meaning that you’ll be able to board without a problem. However, if your journey includes a stopover or transit at another airport, other restrictions may apply.
For more information, please see our 'duty free allowances' section.
At least 12 hours prior to your international flight, you will receive a Ready to Collect email reminder to let you know that your order is ready and waiting. This email includes full instructions on how to collect as well as a map of your chosen Collection Point.
If you’re departing Auckland Airport, we recommend that you collect your order at least 60 minutes before your flight.
If you choose to collect on your departure, you'll find the Collection Point once you have cleared immigration and security screening, just past The Loop and Aelia Duty Free stores.
If you choose to collect on your arrival, you’ll find the Collection Point after clearing immigration, in the baggage claim hall, opposite baggage belt 3.
For maps of the Collection Point, see more information in our 'how to collect' section.
The departures Collection Point is open from 4:30am to 1:30am NZST.
The arrivals Collection Point is open from 5:30am to 2:30am NZST.
No, you will be required to collect your own order. Please have your order confirmation email and passport handy for identification at the Collection Point in the International Terminal.
Collection point: eLockers
The access code is a 5 digit number provided in your order confirmation email or the ready to collect email.
Check your text message or ‘ready to collect’ email to confirm you entered the same code you have received and try again. If second attempt didn’t work call our technical team for help at 021 184 2922.
Try re-entering your access code. If second attempt didn’t work call our technical team for help at 021 184 2922.
No the locker door should shut automatically after a short time.
Your pick-up code is still valid for 15 minutes, try re-entering. If this didn’t work call our technical team for help at 021 184 2922.
If you find item(s) is different to one(s) ordered or faulty, please place the item(s) in question in the same locker from which you picked it from. The refund request will be initiated the following morning and our customer service team will be in touch with further details.
Strata Club is Auckland Airport's reward and recognition programme. Strata Club recognises you when you shop online on The Mall's international or domestic experience, book Strata Lounge or Auckland Airport parking or make purchases at participating shops, cafes and bars in both the Domestic and International Terminal. Every time you spend you are recognised and rewarded with points and benefits.
Strata Club recognises and rewards you when you book or shop online before you get to the Airport and then when you spend with Strata Club Partners at the Airport.
Each time you spend you collect Points that can be converted to Vouchers, so you get more out your time at the Airport. You will then have access to member only benefits such as increased free Wi-Fi, parking upgrades, discounted passes to Strata Lounge and complimentary food and beverage offers.
Join Strata Club to make your journey easier when you visit Auckland Airport, regardless of which airline you are travelling.
Strata Prices are special online-only prices on certain items on The Mall's which are only available to Strata Club members. Make sure you sign in to Strata Club before you shop to qualify for the Strata Price.
For full Strata Club frequently asked questions visit the Auckland Airport website.