We don't like to boast (much), but Mighty Ape scored four significant awards at the 2012 NetGuide Web Awards including Best Online Shopping site and the top award Best Overall Site. The awards were decided by votes from the public with over 225,000 New Zealanders casting their vote.
We've been in business for over a decade and during that time we've earned a reputation for providing a fast, safe, reliable, affordable and fun online shopping experience.
We guarantee overnight delivery within New Zealand on over 330,425 of our best selling products. Our Auckland warehouse holds tons of stock and is minutes away from New Zealand's best suppliers and distributors. We work with CourierPost to ensure your order is picked, packed and delivered to your door (with tracking) with care and speed.
We believe in putting the customer first and have one of the best customer service teams in the business. We delight in ensuring your online shopping experience is a happy one. Shop with Mighty Ape and enjoy 0800 phone support within business hours and 24/7 support via email. We're also active on both Facebook and Twitter.
We have over 6 million fantastic products in our catalogue including games, books, movies, home and office products, toys and collectibles, music, electronics and computers. Our best sellers are held in stock in our warehouse in Auckland, with back catalogue products ordered as required from over 120 different local and international suppliers.
Our business is more efficient than a retail store which means you'll enjoy every day low prices on our entire catalogue of over 6 million products. We also offer Daily Deals, regular sales across entire categories and a couple of times a year our famous all-day Daily Deal Marathons. We'll also try to price match any of our competitors to ensure you always pay the lowest price.
What our customers are saying
Yesterday afternoon I ordered a book, which was 'in stock', for my grandchild. It arrived well wrapped, in my mailbox this morning. Fantastic service. Thank you.
Mighty Ape always delivers when they say they will. You also get an email telling you its on its way so you know to look out for it! I have been ordering for a few years now and intend to keep on ordering. Keep up the great service!
Excellent service. Ordered Sunday, arrived Tuesday. Will be buying more DVDs and recommending you to friends and family. Cheers Mighty Ape.
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How Mighty Ape evolved
Mighty Ape was launched in September 2008, but our company has been around a lot longer than that. In fact, many of us have been working together for nearly two decades.
Simon Barton opens GameZone,
a gaming retail store in Symonds
St., Auckland. GameZone hosts a
series of major release events including the official NZ
release of the first Sony PlayStation.
GameZone's first web site is launched as a simple tool to update customers on latest releases, specials, pre-orders and game-related news and events.
The GameZone web site is upgraded to a fully-fledged e-commerce store allowing customers to place orders online using their credit card.
Simon Barton and Simon Garner co-found Gameplanet, a media site publishing game reviews and news and operating community forums and online game services. (Gameplanet is now an independent venture.)
GameZone changes its name to GPStore and receives a major upgrade to the web site including the addition of DVD movies, computer hardware and music. Meanwhile, the retail store on Symonds St is closed and a new store is opened on Dominion Rd with the updated GPStore branding.
GPStore wins the award for "Best Online Store" at the NetGuide Web Awards.
Simon Barton regains the use of his living room as GPStore moves stock into its first warehouse, a small 100m2 unit in Albany, Auckland.
With demand for space rapidly growing, GPStore moves into a larger 210m2 warehouse just up the road.
The retail store on Dominion Rd closes, allowing the company to focus 100% on its ecommerce operations.
GPStore wins the award for "Best Online Shopping Site" at the NetGuide Web Awards.
GPStore relaunches as Mighty Ape with another major upgrade to the web site. The Books department is added, offering over 1 million titles.
Mighty Ape wins the NetGuide Web Awards for "Best Online Shopping Site" and "Best New Site, Relaunch or Innovation".
Mighty Ape moves into a much larger 1200m2 warehouse with space for an expanding team and 100,000+ stock.
Marketplace is introduced for customers to sell pre-owned products online.
Mighty Ape adds a Home & Office department selling a variety of gadgets, gizmos and goodies.
Mighty Ape wins the NetGuide Web Awards for "Best Shopping Site" and "Best Site For Gamers".
Mighty Ape continues to diversify its product range by adding Hobbies and Clothing departments.
Mighty Ape wins four NetGuide Web Awards including "Overall Best Site" and moves into a 5,500m2 warehouse.
Mighty Ape further diversifies its product range by adding new departments for Fitness & Nutrition, Baby and Office & Stationary.
Mighty Ape launches a same-day delivery service in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The first version of Netscape Navigator is released.
Amazon.com goes live in the United States selling books online.
New Zealand wins the America's Cup yacht race in San Diego.
3D Realms announces the development of Duke Nukem Forever.
Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64, the last home console to use ROM cartridges.
Sam Morgan launches auction site Trade Me as "New Zealand's free online trading community."
Sony launches the PlayStation 2 in New Zealand.
Peter Jackson releases The Fellowship of the Ring, the first instalment of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Microsoft introduces the first generation Xbox.
Nintendo launches the GameCube.
Valve releases Counter-Strike 1.6.
Blizzard launches World of Warcraft.
The first season of Outrageous Fortune goes on air.
Microsoft launches the Xbox 360 in New Zealand.
Nintendo launches the Wii in New Zealand.
Sony launches the PlayStation 3 in New Zealand.
Apple officially launches the iPhone 3G in New Zealand.
Apple officially launches the iPad in New Zealand.
After 15 years in development, Duke Nukem Forever is finally released.
The All Blacks win the 2011 Rugby World Cup in a nail-biting 8-7 final vs. France at Eden Park in Auckland.
New Zealand wins 13 medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games including 6 gold medals, our best result since Seoul in 1988.
Team New Zealand wins the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco Bay and the right to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America's Cup.
New Zealand sees the launch of the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One.
Meet the Mighty Ape team
Mark is into studying animation. He also likes video games and music.
Founder of four boys and an Ape. Lover of fine cricket, coffee, excel files, and hunting & fishing expeditions. Follow @simon_barton on Twitter.
Famous for her super-human powers, Vicki takes care of countless tasks throughout the business while being Mum to four boys without raising a sweat!
Vero is a cool cat. She digs supernatural romance, music, unicorns and jive talking. Drinks whut!
Loves green electronics and spends his time gaming when he should be sleeping!
Between work, play and daddy-daycare duties at home, Duane can be found buried beneath a ton of old tomes on lore and legend.
Alastair is packing everything he has into 2013 managing both the warehouse and studying a computer science degree at Auckland University!
Amelia is one of our category assistants and like many at Mighty Ape she's a gamer but also loves a great crime novel or quality TV drama; as well as kick boxing – so evil doers beware! Also has a passion for travel
Ben is a massive fan of JRPG's and has recently become addicted to Gunpla. When not bent over his desk building epic Japanese robots, Ben likes to catch up on the latest Anime or kick back with a good book.
We are not sure where Nic has been lately, but a giant beard has been spotted on several occasions completing his tasks and collecting his paycheck. Nic's beard loves playing first person shooters and is also a massive Sci-Fi fan.
Born and bred in New Zealand, loves eating fresh NZ seafood but most of all spending time with her wonderful husband and two children when not glued to her screen working !
Loves looking after NZ's schools, libraries and trade accounts. Mother to two zombie loving and gaming teenagers who think Mum has the best job ever!
Karena works tirelessly to look after our Toys department! Karena is also an avid toy collector, with a stunning collection of Kidrobot, Tokidoki and all things strawberry.
A keen existentialist contemplating the universe. Brendan is a stealthy man who loves applying 5 stacks of deadly poison to his enemies, leaping through Portal puzzles and is a Wipeout Racing Purist.
Sam has an ever shifting kaleidoscope of hair. She occupies herself with handcrafts and baking. You can catch her singing (and probably dancing) at shows around Auckland. She will be the one with the red hair or mauve or whatever.
Shirl is often indulging in TV marathon sessions in the weekend. Her favourite TV shows are The Wire and Breaking Bad. She's a horror fanatic as well as a fan of Studio Ghibli films.
One of Mighty Ape's most revered professors on all things Batman, Mitch is a hardcore gamer with an insatiable appetite for comics, good TV shows and a fine brew. Mitch is currently exploring options for cryosleep until the new Arkham Knight game comes out …
A mega fan of both NBA and NRL, Blake is often seen cursing his radio while listening to his sports. When not running our dispatch area, Blake plays a tonne of basketball on his PS4 and IRL.
An avid gamer, film buff and all round geek, Andi spends far too much time on the internet laughing at animals doing silly stuff.
Loves indie, cult and foreign films. Spends to much money on graphic novels and LEGO.
Secretly wishes he was Batman. When not preparing for the imminent Zombie apocalyse you will find him nodding his head to Deathcore with his nose buried in graphic novels.
Affectionately dubbed ‘Jedi’ by his friends, this man can shred on the
guitar, rebuild your computer with his eyes closed and is an all round
Our resident mixologist can typically be found buried under a stack of plastic & resin models, surrounded by an array of paint & glue or plotting the demise of the heroes who dared to enter his dungeon.
We're based in Auckland, but Ruth gets things done from her home in Oamaru. Ruth loves books, Otago winters & finding cool gift ideas.
A super proud father of one and friend to many, Allan is a keen collector of glorious hard cover art books and is an avid Hellboy fan. When not dreaming of giant robot and kaiju battles, you'l find Allan gleefully unpacking our latest goodies from Japan.
When she's not in front of her computer designing or writing code, you'll find Suzannah in front of the TV playing games or watching sci-fi.
Z-grade Horror Buff, Wrestling Fanatic and all round Fan of the Bizarre, Richard works as the warehouses stock guru and draws comics in his spare time.
After hours Che manages award-winning Kiwi hip-hop artist David Dallas.
Mikey loves novels, movies and games that feature ghosts, cats and ghost cats.
Ron is an enigma wrapped up in a riddle. A man of few words and many smiles. Ron is our resident collector of niche import games and is amassing a rather large collection of fine statues and action figures.
Casual gamer, sports fan, into fast cars, jack of all trades :P Plays hockey and bowls competitively. Will give everything a go once :)
A Star Wars fiend with an insatiable hunger for all things Sith and Superman. Loves getting lost in huge open RPG worlds and has a soft spot for FPS games ( mainly Halo). KILLTACULAR!
Stacey tirelessly runs our Home & Living department and is constantly hunting for the latest trends and colorful home wares. When not browsing Pintrest, Stacey likes to curl up on the couch with her cats, watching the latest TV shows or reading comics by Robert Kirkman.
Allen is having fun while being the best he can be at Mighty Ape.
Loves babies and always on the look out for the best baby products Likes coffee, desserts and anything sweet.
Besides number crunching, Gracie also enjoys the outdoors gardening, dirt biking, diving ....... She is also prepping for her very first triathlon.
Spends more time under water spear-fishing and collecting kai then he does dry! Loves rugby (plays for ECB), snow boarding, crossfit, hunting, sunrises, and playing with fire!
Lovingly dubbed “Mountain-Arms-Millard” by his colleagues, Adan is proof that a man with tree trunk arms can be as gentle as a flower. When not discussing “gains” and the “37 drumsticks” he had for lunch, you'll see Adan reading poetry on the beach with a protein shake in hand.
Rose is a busy mother to three boys and enjoys an occasional glass of red in front of a good book or DVD.
Interested in business, marketing and staying active. Loves GoPro's and wishes he could live in the Shire. Follow @paulminors
Food !!!! I like food
Likes drum n bass, programming and maybe both at once. Spends his spare time worrying about the new engine noises coming from his AW11. Too happy to help :)
When she's not working, our resident Crazy Cat Lady spends her time immersed in Dragon Age and other fantasy RPG's, flirting with danger – and her companions! Loves vegan food, coffee, her 4 cats & collecting statues of pretty ladies.
Spends too much time in MMOs and sandbox games not completing objectives. Webcomic aficionado. Collects cats, blames partner.
Analyst guru who comes from the grocery industry. When she’s not immersed in spreadsheets she spends her time tootling around the bays on her motorbike having recently got her restricted licence!
Mr Sims is one of our biggest football fans with an insatiable appetite for the beautiful game. Daniel likes to play the occasional game but most of his time is consumed taking a tonne of photos to make sure all our product listings look superb.
Ryan loves things. Lots of things! But listening to and playing music, watching cricket, martial arts or anything HBO are just a few of his favourite things. Just don't ask him to do his Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation. Seriously. Don't.
While venturing around the warehouse with a smile, Ant likes to take his spoils of war home and play some games. Other hobbies include sleeping, and some graphic design when inspiration hits him.
Loves TV and movies – Pushes people into our Social activities – looking forward to grow the clothing category
Spencer is very much a gamer at heart. When he isn't spending too much of his spare time playing various RPGs, he's often spending way too much money on collectibles to do with his favourite RPGs. He also enjoys a wide range of movies, and does a bit of drawing too… when he's not glued to his MMOs.
Games, Anime and Movies. Oh my! When Scarlett's not in front of a screen you can find her tucking into a good book or practising her kage bunshin no jutsu. She tries her best to stay away from World of Warcrack.
Aidan is another mega football fan who likes ot hang out with his mates watching movies and having a few beers.
Huge sports fan, in particular Madden and NBA Live. Father of four…love family, work and sport!
Mo adores working for Mighty Ape tracking down releases and adding content. A busy Mum to two lovely girls, Mo likes to unwind having a good laugh and a couple of cold beverages with friends!
It takes more than just a pretty website to create an award-winning online shopping site. Based in Albany on Auckland's North Shore, Mighty Ape is run from a large open-plan office that's connected directly to a vast 5,500m2 warehouse. On a busy day, there are as many as 100 hard working monkeys under a single roof!