Covid-19 Auckland Level 3 Update
From Wednesday 22 September our Auckland stores will move to Alert Level 3, and our Wellington and Christchurch stores will remain open in Alert Level 2. We’re excited to now be able to fulfil all online orders and resume our Curbside Collect service from all Kate Sylvester stores.
The health and safety of our customers, staff and couriers is of utmost importance, so rest assured we are implementing strict safety measures and adhering to all policies set by the government. Our beloved Retail Managers in Auckland are working solo behind the scenes in stores to process your online and Curbside Collect orders. They are following all health and safety protocol including PPE and regular sanitisation of the working environment.
We have contactless pickups arranged with our courier drivers from all locations, with no face-to-face interaction, and our couriers have also introduced safer measures for delivery to you at this time. Couriers will knock on the door, but then wait a safe distance for you to open the door. They will ask for your name as confirmation without signature and leave the parcel on the doorstep. Our Curbside Collect service follows a similar protocol, for more information read below.
Please be patient with us and our courier drivers as delivery timeframes may take longer than usual.
A huge thank you to those who have done their part to keep our community safe by getting the Covid-19 vaccine. We encourage those who haven’t and are able to, to please do so. In this uncertain time it is something you can do to make a huge difference.
We’re so grateful for your continued support of Kate Sylvester and we look forward to delivering you your favourite Longing pieces soon.
Stay safe and take care,
At Alert Level 3, Kate Sylvester is offering a contactless Curbside Collect service from our Newmarket, Britomart and Ponsonby stores.
Call your favourite Kate Sylvester store and place a phone order between 10am – 2pm from Monday- Saturday, and we can arrange a same day order collection within 30 minutes of your call.
If you call outside of our 10am – 2pm collection hours we will arrange for your purchase to be completed and collected the following day.
Please feel free to call and check on the availability of an item in store, or you can view each garment’s availability on our online store listed in the product details under the Check Store Availability header.
Curbside Collect is a contactless service where customers who have purchased an item will knock on the store’s front door, then wait a safe distance from the entrance for our staff member to open the door. Our staff member will then ask for your full name and item purchased as confirmation, and leave the parcel on the doorstep for you to take away with you.
The safety of our customers and staff is of the utmost importance to us and our team are following all health and safety protocol including PPE and regular sanitisation of the working environment.
We are also accepting Ecommerce returns via our Curbside Collect service. If you would like to return an item, please call ahead to let a staff member know you will be delivering. Due to the contactless nature of deliveries we are unable to process on-the-spot exchanges, but we will be in touch promptly to arrange.
Our store phones will be in service from 10 - 5 each day, so please reach out if you have any queries or questions.
To place a Curbside Collect at your local KS store visit: https://katesylvester.co.nz/pages/stores
Can I shop in your retail stores?
As Auckland is in Alert Level 3, we will be taking phone orders from our Newmarket, Britomart and Ponsonby stores for a same day contactless Curbside pickup. For more information about this service see above.
At Alert Level 2, our Wellington and Christchurch stores will be open and will continue to offer our Curbside Collect service if preferred.
What health and safety measures are Kate Sylvester taking during this lockdown period to keep me safe?
The health and safety of our customers, staff and couriers is of utmost importance, so rest assured we are implementing strict safety measures and adhering to all policies set by the government. Our KS store managers are following all health and safety protocol including PPE and regular sanitisation of the working environment.
- Please ensure you scan in using our QR code and wear a face covering when you enter our stores.
- Face coverings will be worn by our staff at all times and we are committed to impeccable hand hygiene with hand sanitiser readily available.
- All high-tough surfaces will be disinfected at 30 minutes intervals, long with thorough daily cleaning of the entire store.
- We will be managing the number of customers allowed in our stores at one time so you can socially distance comfortable while you shop.
- For the safety of our staff and other customers we ask that you do not visit our retail stores if you are exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms.
What is the delivery timeframe on my order?
Due to Covid-19 restrictions please expect a short delay with receiving your order. Apologies about any inconvenience caused. To keep our staff and couriers safe, we have a smaller team processing and packaging orders and there is expected to be some slight courier delays. If you have an outstanding order and are unsure of the status, please contact us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to provide you with an update.
What measures are courier companies taking during this lockdown period to keep me safe?
Couriers have introduced contactless measures for delivery with no face to face interactions. Couriers will ask for your name as confirmation without signature and leave the parcel on your doorstep.
Can I return an item over the lockdown?
We are still accepting Ecommerce returns, and you are welcome to return an item to any of our Kate Sylvester stores using our Click & Collect service as outlined above. We will be extending our returns period to give our customers plenty of time to get their orders back to us.
How can I get in touch?
We’re always here for a chat, phone us on +64 9 845 2599, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, live chat, DM us at @kate_sylvester or message us on Facebook for instant service.