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A bit about Mighty Ape

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.

Why you'll love Mighty Ape too

  • Fastest Delivery

    We guarantee overnight delivery within New Zealand on over 301,796 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.

  • Best Support

    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.

  • Widest Range

    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.

  • Lowest Prices

    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

I wanted to replace a couple of mugs which I'd bought in NZ seven years ago & which had been accidentally chipped. Mighty Ape's service was faultless, shipping them promptly & very well protected all the way to the UK. Thank you for a job well done.

Peter from Oxfordshire, UK. (April 2014)

I cannot speak highly enough of the service I have been afforded in my dealings with Mighty Ape. I have been treated with incredible patience and understanding, I would have absolutely no hesitation in dealing with this company any time at all. My very sincere thanks :)

Mel from Woodville, NZ. (April 2014)

I have just received my third order from Mighty Ape. Same brilliant service. Ordered midday yesterday. Arrived in Christchurch - at my desk at 11am. Why can't all deliveries be like this. Thanks heaps folk!!!!

Anne from Christchurch, NZ. (April 2014)

Read more customer testimonials


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 6,000m2 warehouse.

Mighty Ape launches Mighty Mart and offers New Zealanders a growing range of great grocery deals.

Mighty Ape further diversifies its product range by adding a new Fitness & Nutrition department.

The first version of Netscape Navigator is released. 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.


Meet the Mighty Ape team

Simon Barton
Chief Gorilla

Founder of four boys and an Ape. Lover of fine cricket, coffee, excel files, and hunting & fishing expeditions. Follow @simon_barton on Twitter.

Vicki Barton
Accounts & HR Gorilla

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!

Veronica Beacham
Trained Service Monkey
Dylan Bland
Product & Web Gorilla

Internet geek. BMW enthusiast. Mighty Ape by day. nzflatmates by night. Read Dylan's blog and follow @dylanbland on Twitter.

Ben Bolstad
Computers Gorilla

Loves green electronics and spends his time gaming when he should be sleeping!

Duane Burger
Business Development Gorilla

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 Burns
Warehouse & Logistics Gorilla

Alastair is packing everything he has into 2013 managing both the warehouse and studying a computer science degree at Auckland University!

Amelia Burns
Category Assistant

Amelia is one of our content adder extraordinaires 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!

Ben Campi
Warehouse Monkey
Nic Carlyle
Warehouse Monkey
Raewyn Chin
Office Products Gorilla
Kyla Clarkson
Trade Sales Gorilla

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 Copestake
Assistant Sales Gorilla

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.

Brendan Craigie
Warehouse Monkey

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.

Shirl Deans
Clothing Gorilla

A dedicated follower of fashion, you can find Shirl researching the latest trends in clothing, footwear and accessories.
She's a lover of all things Hello Kitty and in her spare time enjoys making felt crafts for her blog.

Mitchell Doyle
Warehouse Monkey

Enjoys watching NFL and NBA. Also a mad Gamer and into movies and TV shows.

Blake Freeman
Warehouse Monkey
Oliver Grainger
Category Assistant

Loves indie, cult and foreign films. Spends to much money on graphic novels and LEGO.

Leon Greeff
Web Monkey

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
awesome dude!

David Greig
Hobbies Gorilla

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.

Ruth Higgison
Category Gorilla

We're based in Auckland, but Ruth gets things done from her home in Oamaru. Ruth loves books, Otago winters & finding cool gift ideas.

Allan Hishon
Warehouse Monkey
Suzannah Howard
Web Monkey

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.

Richard Ireland
Returns Monkey

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.

Levi Jenkinson
Warehouse Monkey
Che Kamariera
Social Marketing Gorilla

After hours Che manages award-winning Kiwi hip-hop artist David Dallas.

Michael Kermode
Customer Service Team Leader

Mikey loves novels, movies and games that feature ghosts, cats and ghost cats.

Ronald Ko
Warehouse Monkey
Andy Lee
Computers and Electronics Gorilla Assistant

Casual gamer, sports fan, into fast cars, jack of all trades :P Plays hockey and bowls competitively. Will give everything a go once :)

Daniel Leibbrandt
Inwards Team Leader

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 Leibbrandt
Home & Living Gorilla
Tsai Lim
Art Gorilla
Allen Lin
Asia Sourcing
Janet Lin
Baby Gorilla
Gracie MacKinlay
Marketing & Analyst Gorilla

Besides number crunching, Gracie also enjoys gardening, dirt biking, diving and Beijing duck!

Talman Madsen
Fitness & Nutrition Gorilla

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!

James McMinn
Warehouse Monkey
Rose Miller
Purchasing Gorilla

Rose is a busy mother to three boys and enjoys an occasional glass of red in front of a good book or DVD.

Paul Minors
Marketing Gorilla

Interested in business, marketing and staying active. Loves GoPro's and wishes he could live in the Shire. Follow @paulminors

Daniel Morris
Customer Care Gorilla

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.

Sean Outhwaite
Category Buyer

Before working at Mighty Ape, Sean spent all his money on stuff from Mighty Ape. Nothing's changed.

Roopa Patel
Category Buyer

Nintendo fanatic and film freak, a sucker for anything Star Wars.

Matt Peach
Web Gorilla

Matt has been writing code for Mighty Ape and its ancestor sites for around a decade. Follow @matthewpeach on Twitter and on Google+.

Chris Penny
Web Monkey

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 :)

Ben Read
Collectibles Gorilla

Vegan. Nerd. Japanophile. Cat servant. Makes angry music in The Mark of Man and pretty music in 一人で.

Rhiannon Ries
Warehouse Monkey

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.

Scott Ries
Inwards Gorilla

Spends too much time in MMOs and sandbox games not completing objectives. Webcomic aficionado. Collects cats, blames partner.

Vicky Robinson
Web Monkey

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!

Daniel Sims
Photo Monkey & Product Adding Team Leader
Brooke Singleton
Books Gorilla

Owns way too many books and not enough bookshelves. When not stuck in the literary world, she can often be found on her Xbox in the digital one.

Carey Sizer
Web Monkey
Craig Stevenson
Web Monkey
Ant Stone
Adder Monkey
Rebecca Thornber
Gorilla Assistant
Kelly Weaver
Content Adding Monkey

Comic writer, cosplayer, 90s cartoon aficionado. Loves games with a great story and strong characters. Probably thinks about Pokemon & Dragonball Z more than he should.

Scarlett Winter
Customer Service Gorilla

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 Wong
Warehouse Monkey
Gary Wright
Champ Chimp
Andrew Wynyard
Trained Service Monkey

Huge sports fan, in particular Madden and NBA Live. Father of four…love family, work and sport!

Moana Wynyard
Gorilla Assistant

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!