Outdoor apparel and clothing retailer Kathmandu has expanded
its online offering and is now shipping product to more than
Chief executive Peter Halkett said the new initiative was
part of the retailer's online development plans, as well as a
response to consumer demand.
Prior to the expansion, Kathmandu products bought online
could be delivered only to customers in Australasia and
Europe - the regions where Kathmandu operates physical
"Overseas outdoor adventure enthusiasts who know our brand
now have the ability to buy their gear online and
international visitors who liked what they purchased while
visiting Australia and New Zealand can buy once they return
home," Halkett said. "Existing customers who already shop in
our stores and online can send Kathmandu clothing and
equipment to their friends and family overseas."
Customers can now view the prices of Kathmandu products in
currencies including the Canadian, Singapore and Hong Kong
dollars, as well as the Chinese yuan, Japanese yen and Indian
The countries where products can now be delivered include the
United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh,
Taiwan and Pakistan.
International shipping customers in these countries must pay
a A$45 delivery charge, according to the Kathmandu website.
Across Europe the delivery charges range from 10 to 15
"We already have an international Summit Club database with
over 13,000 active members outside of our traditional markets
of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom," Halkett
said. "The expansion of our international delivery offer is
one of a number of initiatives that we are rolling out which
will assist in growing our business."
The retailer said it would continue to add to the country
list over the coming months.
Kathmandu shares, which have gained 38 per cent in the last
12 months, are trading at $3.45 this morning.
- By Christopher Adams of the New Zealand Herald