Taxfree Shopping : Time and Money Savings by:Angela Butler
Taxfree shopping, is a term that refers to the opportunity for customers to purchase a range of high quality goods without paying any tax. Duty or tax, is normally collected at the point of purchase, such as goods and services tax, value added tax, or consumption tax. Recently, there has been a notable trend illustrating an increase in the number of tax free retailers. This shows that the size and structure of the global tax free business is a trend that will underpin its future expansion and growing popularity.
When consumers shop at tax free stores they are able to purchase goods for personal use at a discounted price, without the additional tax fee associated with that purchase. This allows the consumer to make incredible savings compared with what they would normally purchase at full price. However, not all people are aware that they can purchase tax free goods in New Zealand, or that New Zealand offers some of the most unrivalled duty free shopping in the world. The price difference between duty free prices and domestic prices, which are available in New Zealand, allow consumers to make in some cases, a saving of up to 40 per cent.
Taxfree shopping is not just confined to airports and cruise ships. Many individuals are familiar with the duty-free status of popular tourist destinations such as the Bahamas, and the Caribbean, but additionally you can find duty free shops in several leading cities in New Zealand. All leading tourist destinations and international airports contain duty free stores. Based on reputation and the quality of offerings, many would say that leading duty free stores located in New Zealand provide some of the best taxfree shopping experiences. Focused on providing luxury items such as beauty products, fashion items and accessory products for men and women, duty-free shops are always full of satisfied customers. These products can be purchased online with the option to collect products at the customer's location of choice.
When making purchases at tax free stores in New Zealand, individuals have the option of purchasing products which can then be collected at the airport on departure from the city. When individuals choose to shop at downtown duty free stores it is advisable that their passport accompanies them, as well as a printed flight itinerary, as it is most likely that these items will be required as proof of your status as a tourist.
A large amount of time and money can be saved by pre-ordering products from duty free stores in New Zealand. These duty free products can then be collected at any New Zealand airport or from allocated duty free collection facilities at Auckland Airport, Wellington Airport and Christchurch Airport. There is no extra charge or fee required for this service. Just shop, relax and collect your purchases on your way home.
About the author
Angela Butler is currently the Consumer Marketing Manager for New Zealand and Australia at DFS Galleria and Duty Free stores. Angela specialises in retail and loyalty marketing and has extensive experience in both the liquor and beauty industries. She has produced award winning Fly Buys loyalty programme campaigns as well as receiving awards for other beauty loyalty programmes. DFS New Zealand