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OFNZ - Making Discovery Just As Satisfying, But Simpler.

Discovering new and on-trend products is both thrilling and hard work.

We know the buzz that comes with finding something special. But typically buyers find it hard to find sellers. And sellers find it tough to find buyers. OnlyFromNZ puts distinctive inventory at your fingertips, by presenting curated New Zealand artisans’ product in one place.

We help GCC retailers to easily find premium NZ products that won’t be found everywhere, helping you grow your business.

We validate local artisans, ensuring their products are authentic and manufactured from ethical and trusted sources. And we offer customers a blended online and in-person service. While we’re based in NZ, we like to meet customers to better understand their needs.

If you’re looking for niche, distinctive, fresh and interesting NZ products for your store(s), plus personalised service, click here to organise a Zoom meeting or phone call and let’s get the ball rolling.

Make It Easy

Reducing Pain-Points

Importing and exporting can be challenging. We work hard to make transactions as painless as possible for all.

With regulations to comply with, international payments to make, and product to ship – it’s nice to know there’s an expert and friendly team here to help.

We support and manage the entire transaction between you and the artisan to ensure minimum fuss and maximum trust.

Grow Your Business

Less Time Searching, More Time Selling

We curate exciting products from distinctive NZ brands so you spend less time searching, and more time selling items your customers will love.

By continually seeking out new products for the marketplace, refreshing what’s on offer, we want to help you create loyal customers who keep coming back for more.

This is about doing everything we can to help you grow your business.

 

 

Trust & Security

Ensuring Everyone Wins

Trust is important to buyers and sellers.

We validate the artisans, meeting them to understand their drivers.

We then take the time to meet you, to find out what you’re looking for and how we can help.

And our payment process uses a secure online escrow service regulated by the New Zealand Government – providing security for all.

 

Let’s get the ball rolling...

Our Team

Christy-Anne Rankin

Operations Programme Coordinator

Christy-Anne joined the OFNZ™ team in 2021 to help manage logistics and resourcing of our projects in the Gulf. She has a background in HR, operations, workforce consultancy and recruitment. Christy-Anne has a phenomenal eye for detail, keeps calm under crazy pressure and has a well-earned reputation for quality delivery and exceptional client service.

Issa Alcharifi

Market Insights Analyst

Issa joined the OnlyFromNZ™ team in 2022. He leads our market insights capability which includes providing customers with market, customer, competitor, value proposition, brand, product and promotional insights to inform a successful go-to-market plan for the MENA region.

Issa is experienced in conducting market research, generating pragmatic and new B2B & B2C insights and opportunities for clients. He is adept at building trusted relationships and is personally and professional driven to grow the company and himself, providing invaluable support for NZ companies looking to sell their products and services in the region.

Paul Sinclair

Director

Paul is a co-owner and founder of OnlyFromNZ. He leads our products and B2B marketplace business. Paul has spent the past 11 years exporting to the Gulf, as well as working with over 200 New Zealand product, technology, services and SaaS exporters over the same period. He, with Lesley, helped develop the concept for the B2B marketplace to connect quality GCC retailers with their counterpart NZ artisans.

Lesley Kennedy

Director

Lesley is a co-owner and founder of OnlyFromNZ and leads our professional services export business. She has spent the past 11 years working with companies and organisations in the GCC. Lesley - along with Paul - developed the concept for the B2B marketplace to help NZ artisans export their products to the Middle East.

Frequently Asked Questions

New Zealand (NZ) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean located about 2,000 km (1,300 mi) southeast of Australia. Our island-nation consists of some smaller islands and two main islands, the North Island (Te-Ika-a-Maui) and the South Island (Te Wai Pounamu), which are separated by the Cook Strait.

The owners of OFNZ have been exporting to the GCC for over a decade now and along with understanding the Gulf countries reasonably well, we love doing business in this region and want more New Zealand companies to experience this for themselves.

 

Please get in touch with us and we can discuss what’s possible.

 

OFNZ is built for GCC retailers looking for handpicked artisan brands. We wanted to build a vibrant community for passionate NZ and GCC business owners. A place where NZ artisans and GCC retailers could discover each other, connect, and trade online and with personalised service. We help both retailers and artisans grow their businesses.

 

 

We’re focused on working with NZ companies who hold sufficient budget and experience to grow an export market and who understand the investment and time required to succeed offshore. A typical engagement will start with a brief no-obligation meeting to hear more about your product or service. Depending on the outcome of this meeting, we then do a formal assessment of your offering to determine market fit and next steps. This latter engagement is completed on a time and materials basis. Get in touch and we will send you our engagement model.

 

 

We look for market-fit, values-fit and sufficient budgets to grow offshore. Exporting takes more resources, capacity and cash than most companies anticipate so we have to ensure all parties understand what it takes to succeed. Through our delivery of Export Essentials training courses in NZ, we have worked with most of the artisans listed on OFNZ prior to listing. This means we know most personally, have sampled or bought their products, and in some cases have tested their products with consumers in the GCC.