Mighty Ape is a New Zealand online retailing company, based in Albany, Auckland. Formerly known as Gameplanet Store, it is one of the longest running online retailers in New Zealand.Founded by Simon Barton as Virtual Stores (NZ), Ltd. in 1999, the company began by selling computer and video games under the GameZone brand. In 2003 the business rebranded to Gameplanet Store (or GP Store). Over the following years the product range expanded to include DVD movies, PC hardware and music. In 2008 the company relaunched as Mighty Ape and began selling books and toys.Mighty Ape has launched in Australia.
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Fastest Deliveryguarantee overnight delivery within New Zealand on over 525,978 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 Supportbelieve 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 live chat support within business hours and 24/7 support via email. We’re also active on both Facebook and Twitter.
Widest Rangehave millions of 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 Pricesbusiness is more efficient than a retail store which means you’ll enjoy every day low prices on millions of products. We also offer Daily Deals and regular sales across entire categories. We’ll also try to price match any of our competitors to ensure you always pay the lowest price.
Simon Barton first founded Micro-World in 1993, a small retail store in Mt Eden, Auckland, which sold Amiga computers. When Amiga production ceased, the business shifted its focus to selling video games and rebranded to GameZone. Several other stores were opened in Auckland; however this proved unsuccessful, and GameZone reverted to having one store (on Symonds St in the Auckland CBD), run with the help of Zane Hemingway. GameZone became well known for its large-scale product launch parties, including one for the original PlayStation.
GameZone created its first e-commerce website in 1998, allowing the company to begin selling video games online and cater to a wider customer base. The site was mostly developed by Simon Garner, whom Simon Barton later partnered with in 2000 to start a separate venture called Gameplanet, a gaming website which publishes video game news, reviews, previews, downloads and community forums.
GameZone began operating under the company name Virtual Stores (NZ), Ltd in 1999.
In 2003, GameZone was rebranded as Gameplanet Store (or GP Store). This coincided with the closure of the Symonds St store and opening of a new retail store on Dominion Rd in Mt Eden, and the launch of a new web site.
As GP Store grew, the product range gradually expanded to include DVD movies, PC hardware and music. While the e-commerce side of the business went from strength to strength, the retail store in Mt Eden was not so successful. In 2007 the retail store was closed, enabling the company to focus entirely on its e-commerce operations.
With the increasingly diverse range of products on offer, a new brand was sought that would fit better with the company’s ambitions, and in November 2008, the business was relaunched as Mighty Ape and began selling books and toys. The database and applications running the web site had to be largely redesigned to handle an increase in the number of products sold from some tens of thousands of games to now listing over six million products including games, books, movies, home and office products, toys and collectibles, music, electronics and computers.
In early 2011 Mighty Ape launched a new feature called Mighty Ape Marketplace, which allows users to sell second hand items to other customers on the site. The used items appear on Mighty Ape product pages together with items sold by the company, but are shipped from the user selling the item directly to the customer. When a user purchases a Marketplace item, Mighty Ape handles payment processing and holds the money in pseudo-escrow until the purchaser confirms they have received the item successfully. This allows Mighty Ape to offer a “Marketplace Safety Guarantee” with a 100% refund under certain conditions. Mighty Ape takes a 9% commission on each sale.
In 2013 Mighty Ape launched a new online shopping site specialising in everyday household items. Mighty Mart stocks over 200 items such as bathroom and cleaning products, baby-care products, pet food, drinks, non-perishable food items such as pasta, pasta sauces etc. It offers Featured Deals which are changed daily.
In 2014 Mighty Ape launched its Same Day Delivery service in New Zealand’s main centres: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The company continued to grow at a healthy rate and went on to win the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award and Excellence in Customer Service Delivery Award.
use Courier Post for New Zealand orders, which allows fast and reliable delivery to destinations across their comprehensive domestic network. Delivery times vary depending on a product’s stock status and the intended delivery address.
Most In stock at Mighty Ape products are delivered overnight anywhere in New Zealand – provided the order is placed before the advertised cut-off time (usually 4pm Monday to Friday). Larger products take an additional 1–2 days to be delivered to the South Island. Rural Delivery and Dangerous Goods (e.g. fragrance, aerosols) may take an additional day for delivery.
Same Day Delivery / Evening Express Delivery
Same Day Delivery is available to some Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch suburbs. All items in your order must be In Stock at Mighty Ape for this option to be displayed. Same Day Delivery orders are delivered between 6pm and 9pm in the evening on the same day your order is dispatched.
If you are ordering on a business day and before the cutoff time, the option will be called “Same Day Delivery”. If you are ordering after the cutoff time or on a weekend or public holiday, the option will be called “Evening Express Delivery”.
Supreme Business Excellence Award (2014 Westpac Auckland Business Awards Northern)
Excellence in Customer Service Delivery (2014 Westpac Auckland Business Awards Northern)
Overall Best Site (NetGuide Web Awards 2012)
Best Shopping Site (NetGuide Web Awards 2012)
Best Social Networking Page (NetGuide Web Awards 2012)
Best Site for Gamers (NetGuide Web Awards 2012)
Best Shopping Site (NetGuide Web Awards 2011)
Best Site for Gamers (NetGuide Web Awards 2011)
Best Game Related Site (NetGuide Web Awards 2010)
Best Online Shopping Site (NetGuide Web Awards 2009)
Best New Site, Relaunch or Innovation (NetGuide Web Awards 2009)