Ell Violet

Shipping and Policies



The currency used on the site is in New Zealand dollars. Full payment must be received before I can ship an item to you. All payments are processed by PayPal or Stripe. Layaway payment options are also available (see bottom of page).




Upon receiving payment, ready made items will be shipped within 5 working days. For pre-order items, please refer to the listing for dispatch time estimates. Embroideries will be packaged in a bubble wrapped envelope or cardboard box. Recycled materials may be used as further padding. Prints are sent in a reinforced envelope.


All postage prices stated on listings are an estimated average. If the postage cost ends up being overcharged by more than $3, I will notify you and refund the extra money. I do not profit from shipping costs.




All parcels sent within New Zealand are posted via Courier and will be provided with a tracking number with the exclusion of prints (see below).

Prints will only be sent by Courier to urban addresses. Prints sent to rural addresses will be sent by standard post with no tracking (please contact me if you wish to upgrade the shipping for an additional cost). The estimated delivery time is 1 - 5 days. .




The default shipping costs on every listing under $200 in value (including prints) are for International Air mail service and DO NOT INCLUDE TRACKING.


Items priced above $200 will be sent via International Courier and do include tracking.


International  Air mail has an estimated delivery time of 3 - 10 working days. However, please keep in mind that your parcel will have to pass through customs and there may be possible delays such as weekends or bad weather that can extend this delivery time.


If you would like to upgrade your shipping to International Courier which DOES include a tracking number, please add the listing to your cart and make sure to select your delivery country in the options menu. The shipping upgrade listing can be found here. Items above $200 in value already have the Courier shipping added.


International  Courier mail has an estimated delivery time of 2 - 6 working days.




For legality reasons, items will be labelled as 'Merchandise' on the customs form and the full value of the parcel will be declared. This must be done in order to be eligible for compensation in the event that your parcel goes missing.


I am not responsible for any taxes/duties/customs that may be incurred on your parcel once it enters your country. International buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. If you have concerns about this, please familiarise yourself with your countries customs policies before you make a purchase.




I cannot accept responsibility for items damaged or lost in the post. Once it has left my possession, the parcel is out of my control!


In the unlikely event that your item is damaged or lost, please contact me immediately so I can put in a claim with NZ post. They will conduct an investigation and will provide compensation if they see fit.


 If you are an International customer and are concerned about postage, I highly recommend purchasing the  Courier upgrade. so your parcel can be tracked.




Due to the one of a kind nature of my work, I cannot accept returns, exchanges or replacements on any item. Please consider thoroughly before making a purchase.


Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you would like any further information on an item before making a purchase.




In the very unlikely event that you receive a defective product through artist error (not caused by damages in the shipping process) please contact me within 2 days of receiving your item with photographs and a description of the issue. Any claims made outside this time period will not be accepted. A refund may be possible dependant on the situation and once the item has been shipped back to me in its original packaging and condition. The return shipping will be the buyers responsibility.


A huge amount of care is put into accurately representing my work and I cannot accept colour variation as a 'defective' product claim. Colours may appear differently between your monitor settings and real life.




I am not responsible if the buyer provides a wrong address and/or a parcel is returned to be because of an incorrect address. In this event a refund will not be issued and the buyer will have to repay the shipping costs to receive their item.




I offer layaway payment options on ready to ship items priced at $200NZD or more.

Layaway payment plans will take place through the Paypal invoice system. There is a non-refundable $50 deposit that is required upfront.

Payments will be spread across a 30 or 60 day timeframe (buyers choice). The buyer has control over making deposits of $50NZD (or more) at any time during this period - this is to eliminate the hassle of waiting for me to send separate invoices, but also means you are responsible for keeping on top of your payments!

You can opt out of the layaway at any time and will be refunded your payment amount minus the deposit. Your order will not be shipped until payment has been made in full (including shipping).

Current shipping costs on orders over $200NZD are $9.50 to New Zealand, $29.50 to Australia and $51.50 for the rest of the world.

Please email me if you would like to purchase an item on layaway so I can take it down from the website and create your invoice.

Layaway is not available on custom or pre-order items. .


By purchasing an item from me you agree to all of the above store policies. 

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