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SSS Toys is a long serving importer and distributor of toys, gifts and novelties. Christchurch-based, we established our family business in 1977 and now specialise in Science and Nature products, together with educational toys.

After leasing a variety of warehouses over the years, we decided to commission our own design build and in 2005 moved into a 1000 mpurpose-built warehouse at Hammersmith Drive, Wigram.

In a bid to trim our expenses, in 2014 we decided to lease the space and place our storage and distribution in the hands of Online Distribution, who was recommended by our accountant.

It was difficult for us to relinquish control of these aspects of our business, having been so hands-on for nearly 40 years. We worried that something would go wrong.

But the reality couldn’t be any better. Not only has the shift provided considerable savings, but it has also removed the increasing level of work required to satisfy employment laws, health and safety requirements and the stringent MPI regulations.

For the first four years we took office space in the Online Distribution building so that we could be on hand, should the need arise. But this hasn’t been necessary, and we have now relocated to a home office.

The whole process has gone absolutely smoothly – our customers would not even be aware that we now use Online Distribution, such has been the seamless nature of the change.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Online Distribution; everyone is thoroughly professional, efficient and pleasant to work with; it’s made life a lot easier for us and allowed us more time to concentrate on our business.

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John Stewart, SSS Toys

Online Distribution is vital to the way we conduct business – they are flexible in accommodating our daily storage and delivery requirements; and their specialised managers, who know our product, are quickly accessible to provide stock updates remotely. Time traditionally spent managing stock and processing orders is applied to other beneficial operations, making Online an indispensable part of what we do.  

Online Distribution truly make you feel their warehouse space is your warehouse space, with personal, first hand advice always available. We know and trust our stock is secure and managed professionally with Online and this allows for a better use of our skills in the world of remote online business.

  • Game changing in the way of doing remote online business.
  • Frees up time spent managing stock so focus can be spent on more valuable parts of the day-to-day operations.
  • Accessible and fast communication with specialised managers who know our product.
  • Online Distribution is flexible to accommodate our own storage, order and delivery requirements
  • Help and advice is always there with a personal interest in the operations of the business.

Ryan Guy, BushBuck

Ideal NZ is part of the Rexel Group of companies. Rexel is the world’s largest supplier of electrical components. In New Zealand, we have seven distribution centres throughout the country, six of these we have our own staff running. The only exception we have made is in Christchurch, where we have used Online Distribution for the past 12 years and we will continue this partnership with Ben and his excellent staff. I would recommend Online Distribution to anyone looking for a third party supplier and would welcome them to contact myself for a verbal reference.

James Auld, Ideal Electrical Suppliers

When we began our business we were very impressed with Online Distribution’s managed warehousing service and their ability to further expand that service to meet our needs as our business grew. We have since expanded our product range and will continue to do so knowing that Online Distribution can accommodate our needs. The excellent service we received from Online Distribution in Christchurch meant that we were quick to move in to Online Distribution’s Auckland branch. We now even have the ability to have Online Distribution’s staff receive, process and dispatch all our orders nationwide, allowing us to take a long overdue holiday without having to worry about staffing issues or service standards – it’s all in safe hands.


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Warwick Holtham, Cooling Supplies Limited

USL Medical Limited is an Importer and Distributor of Medical Equipment and Consumables. Our customers in healthcare demand a high level of professionalism and accuracy in all transactions. Our partnership with Online Distribution over the last 17 years has enabled us to grow our business and provide a service beyond our customer’s expectations. Online Distribution adds value to our business and I am pleased to highly recommend them.

Ken Rackham, USL Medical Limited

It is a very pleasant experience working with Online Distribution, as I always get timely support from their friendly people for my various requirements. Online Distribution is not only the logistics vendor for our company, but also a reliable partner to demonstrate perfect safety performance to carry out our safety strategy in New Zealand. We really appreciate Online’s outstanding efforts to meet our expectations in every aspect of warehousing and transport services.

Bao Li, DuPont New Zealand

GirlGuiding New Zealand has been using Online Distribution as its logistics provider since January 2012. Working with Online Distribution has enabled GirlGuiding New Zealand to reduce costs, focus on our core business and identify any new opportunities to help with growth and business sustainability. We value the partnership that has developed with Online Distribution and are delighted to be able to recommend the services they provide to any company looking for a specialised, tailor-made solution.


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Jane Smithson, GirlGuiding NZ

Online Distribution has been Nobilo Wine Group’s South Island contract logistics provider for more than 16 years. The key attributes we looked for when choosing our business partner were top quality service with the right degree of flexibility to ensure our customers were satisfied. We are pleased to say that Online Distribution is a company that understands the need to work closely with their clients to achieve the desired results. As a company Online Distribution is committed to providing a good systems-based approach. They take pride in their accuracy by focusing on attention to detail in every aspect of their business, including one of their strengths – staff selection and training. I have no hesitation in recommending Online Distribution as a contract logistics provider to any organisation, large or small. They won’t let you down.

Brian Vieceli, Constellation Brands (Formerly Nobilo Wine Group)

As the projects for Meridian in Christchurch are coming to an end, I feel it is now appropriate to thank you and your staff for the excellent effort you have put into developing the systems and managing the day-to-day running of Arc’s operating assets. Just a short summary of our achievements together:

  1. Creation of item numbers;
  2. Set up the initial balances and transaction history with Deloitte;
  3. Set up the warehouse management system;
  4. Set up the contractor order spreadsheet;
  5. Creation of a remote desktop link into online servers for Arc;
  6. Set up cycle counting of items;
  7. Management of over $30,000,000 in new inventory;
  8. Management of over $10,000,000 in returned assets (450,000+ units);
  9. Performed over 4,000,000 transactions;
  10. Handled our national freight contracts;
  11. Handling of BAU asset recycling and issuing;
  12. Handling of International Freight receipts;
  13. Performed and participated in Rework tasks;
  14. Kept the grumpy contractors in line;
  15. Met or exceeded our budgets; FANTASTIC and THANK YOU ALL!

Steve Scott, Arc Innovations Limited (a subsidiary of Meridian Energy)

Working with Online Distribution is one of the best business decisions I’ve made. It takes the stress out of what was a very stressful situation. I used to dread the day that containers arrived but now Online take care of it all for me and it’s not stressful at all. I’ve found OD to be very accommodating, my product is large and unusual and Online have been very helpful with coming up with solutions to deal with the complications of such a large product. I’m really impressed with how willing Online have been to accommodate my product and to work with me in finding the best solutions for it.

Emily Jean, La Maison Boutique Ltd

Huhtamaki is one of the largest consumer packaging companies in the world, with a presence in 36 countries. We have been a client of Online Distribution for 18 years and during this time we have valued our partnership greatly – they are a company that has proven their excellence across a wide range of services. I would strongly urge any company serious about providing exceptional service to their customers, to contact Online Distribution.

David Smeekes, Huhtamaki Limited

Here at Smith and Nephew, we strive for Performance, Innovation and Trust and expect it, not only from our employees, but also from our business partners. I have personally been involved in warehousing and distribution for more than 20 years, on various levels as both a customer and employee, and I believe that makes me one of the toughest critics within the industry. Because we are in Healthcare, Smith and Nephew are expected to maintain very high standards in all areas including inventory accuracy, transport reliability and general tidiness. From my own experience, the best business relationships are those where both teams can work together as one to create a seamless flow for the customer. Online Distribution have a strong history with Smith and Nephew and continue to prove themselves worthy on all levels. I hold a very high regard for the team at Online Distribution and I am grateful for the relationships developed over the years that continue to grow stronger by the day. I have no hesitation in recommending Online Distribution to other businesses looking for quality and reliability.

Nas Foscarini, Smith and Nephew P/L

Over the last couple of years, Lamington has grown at an exponential rate, and since June 2013 Online Distribution has been with us, side by side working furiously as the business grows. Together with the awesome team at Online Distribution we have created flexible solutions for the ever evolving needs of our business, and Online Distribution never hesitates to take the extra step to furnish our requirements – whether it be creating custom solutions for freight, IT, or administration services (finally I could get my phone to stop ringing!). Online Distribution have backed my product from day one, and they have really invested in our partnership, to the point that the line between our employees and their employees is very fine indeed!

Sarah Teensma, Lamington Design Ltd

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