Ames Wholesale Terms & Conditions of Sale

Wholesale Conditions of Sale.

Ames Store NZ Wholesale Terms & Conditions of Sale. 


This contract is entered into between the Buyer (“Buyer”) and Ames Store NZ (“Ames Store”).

These terms and conditions come into effect and are considered accepted by the Buyer on the date that each Order is placed by the Buyer with Ames Store NZ.

1. Price

Once an order has been submitted by the Buyer, the Buyer is contractually committed to carry out the sale at the agreed price unless otherwise agreed to in writing by both parties.

2. Payment

2.1 A 50% deposit must be received by Ames Store NZ at the time the order is placed. The remainder of the payment will be due 14 days from invoice, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by both parties. Ames Store NZ will accept payment by direct bank transfer or by other means as agreed between the Parties.

2.2 A 2.5% monthly late charge will be levied on overdue account balances. If at 60 days the debt remains unpaid Ames Store NZ has the right to charge an administration fee at 10%, this is a recurring monthly fee thereafter. 

2.3 Collection costs will be added to the debt in the event that the debt is not paid by the due date and all costs incurred in the recovery of the debt are payable by the debtor (person, company, partnership, trust, organisation or any other entity that owes a debt to Ames Store NZ). 

2.4 Should litigation ensue the costs of solicitors are payable by the debtor.

2.5 Payments for sales within New Zealand will be made in New Zealand dollars.

3. Payment for New Buyers 

New Buyers must complete an Account Application form as supplied by Ames Store NZ. A 50% deposit must be received by Ames Store NZ at the time the order is placed. The remainder of the payment will be due 14 days from invoice.

4. Ordering Procedure

An Ames Store NZ Account Application Form must be correctly filled out, signed by the Buyer and approved by Ames Store NZ. Once the Account Application Form has been approved by Ames Store NZ the Buyer can proceed with placing an order and is legally bound to the agreements therein including these Terms and Conditions of Sale.

After the placement of an order Ames Store NZ will provide the Buyer with a Sales Confirmation. Once a Sales Confirmation has been issued, the Buyer is legally bound to the order and any agreements therein including these terms and conditions.

5. Retention of Title

Romalpa Clause:

Title to the goods shall remain vested in Ames Store NZ and shall not pass to the Buyer until the purchase price for the goods has been paid in full and received by Ames Store NZ. Until title to the goods passes:

  1. a) Ames Store NZ shall have authority to retake, sell or otherwise deal with and/or dispose of all or any part of the goods;
  2. b) Ames Store NZ and its agents and employees shall be entitled at any time and without the need to give notice enter upon any property upon which the 
goods or any part are stored, or upon which Ames Store NZ reasonably believes them to be kept;
  3. c) The Buyer shall store or mark the goods in a manner reasonably satisfactory to Ames Store NZ indicating that title to the goods remains vested in Ames Store NZ;
  4. d) Irrespective of whether title to the goods remains vested in Ames Store NZ, risk in the goods shall pass to the Buyer upon delivery. The Buyer shall insure the goods to their full replacement value.

6. Shipping Terms

Goods are delivered within New Zealand by courier. Freight is covered by The Buyer and the courier charge will be specified on the invoice. 

7. GST

GST is not included in the price and will be invoiced additionally to the agreed price.

8. Delays

8.1 Force majeure

No Party shall be liable for any failure to perform its obligations where such failure is as a result of Acts of Nature (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labour dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity or [telephone service], and no other Party will have a right to terminate this agreement in such circumstances. 
Any Party asserting Force Majeure as an excuse shall have the burden of proving that reasonable steps were taken (under the circumstances) to minimise delay or damages caused by foreseeable events, that all non-excused obligations were substantially fulfilled, and that the other Party was timely notified of the likelihood or actual occurrence which would justify such an assertion, so that other prudent precautions could be contemplated. 

8.2 Delivery date shown on the ‘Sales Confirmation’ form is an estimate only and Ames Store NZ will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver by such date.

9. Cancellation

9.1 Ames Store NZ may cancel this contract at any time by giving written notice.  Ames Store NZ shall not be liable to any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.

9.2 Cancellation or alteration to the order by the Buyer after the order close off date as stated on the order form may be subject to a cancellation fee representing 50% of the value of the cancelled order at the discretion of Ames Store NZ.

9.3 Cancellation of any order by the Buyer must be submitted in writing. Ames Store NZ has no obligation to accept cancellation of any part of the order once the order has been submitted by the Buyer. Decisions regarding the acceptance of any part of the order are at the discretion of Ames Store NZ.

10. Risk of Loss

Once the goods have been delivered and signed by the Buyer all risk of loss is the responsibility of the Buyer.

11. Inspection of Goods on Receipt

Unless the Buyer has inspected the goods and given written notice to Ames Store NZ  within seven (7) days after delivery that the goods do not comply with the relevant specifications or descriptions, the goods are deemed to have been accepted in good order and condition.

12. Return of Goods

No returns will be accepted unless Ames Store NZ has previously agreed in writing. If Ames Store NZ agrees to the return of Goods, they must be unsoiled, undamaged and in a re-saleable condition (or Buyer pays for all costs of replacement or repair) and delivered free to Ames Store NZ premises unless otherwise agreed by Ames Store NZ in writing.

13. Non-delivery

At times, garments will not be produced, or will be produced but not be up to the quality expected by Ames Store NZ. While every attempt will be made to avoid non-delivery, if such a situation arises, non-delivery of garments will be accepted by the Buyer and Ames Store NZ will accept no liability for resulting losses to the Buyer. The Buyer will not be invoiced for non-delivered goods.

14. Insurance

Ames Store NZ will insure the goods up until delivery to the Buyers specified location. Thereafter, the goods are the responsibility of the Buyer.

15. Warranty

15.1 Ames Store NZ warrants that the goods delivered meet the Buyers specifications as stated on the ‘Order Form’ and signed ‘Sales Confirmation’. Once delivered the Buyer assumes all risk and liability resulting from use of the goods.

15.2 If any fault is evident within the goods, that is a result of faulty manufacturing Ames Store NZ will replace the goods. If the goods are no longer in stock a credit will be offered.

16. Liability

If any fault in the goods is deemed to be from misuse, wear and tear, tampering or not following care instructions no refund or replacement will be offered.

17. No Sale by Description or Sample

Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, Ames Store NZ does not warrant that the goods conform to any specific description or sample. Ames Store NZ reserves the right to alter or remove its product dimensions, drawings, specifications, designs, materials, components, fabrics, patterns, printing techniques, colours, printed materials, packaging, promotional material, construction methods and/or offers included with purchase. Ames Store NZ may do so without notice. Any such alterations shall not impose upon Ames Store NZ an obligation to alter goods that it already delivered to the Purchaser.
Any description of the goods, whether given verbally or appearing in Ames Store NZ sales literature, catalogues or otherwise, shall not constitute a sale
by description, unless Ames Store NZ expressly agrees in writing that such description forms a condition of sale. An inspection by the Buyer of the goods, or a demonstration of the goods, shall not constitute a sale by sample. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, it is not a condition of sale that the goods correspond precisely with the dimensions and specifications appearing in any product literature or with any sample that may have been shown or demonstrated to the Buyer. All samples remain the property of Ames Store NZ, unless stated otherwise.

18. Personal Property Securities Act 1999

18.1 Upon assessing to these terms and conditions of sale the Buyer acknowledges and agrees that:

  1. a)  These terms and conditions of sale constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA; and
  2. b)  A security interest is taken in all Goods previously supplied by Ames Store NZ to the Buyer (if any) and all the Goods that will be supplied in the future by Ames Store NZ to the Buyer during the continuance of the parties relationship,
  3. 2 The Buyer undertakes to:
  4. a)  sign any further documents and/or provide any further information, such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects, which Ames Store NZ may reasonably require to register a financing statement or financing charge statement on the Personal Property Securities Register;
  5. b)  not register a financing charge statement or a charge demand without the prior written consent of Ames Store NZ;
  6. c)  give Ames Store NZ not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change in the Buyer’s name and/or other change in the Buyer’s details (including but not limited to changes in the Buyer’s address, fax number, email or business practice) and
  7. d) immediately advise Ames Store NZ of any material change in its business practices of selling the Goods which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales
  8. e) Ames Store NZ and the Buyer agree that nothing in 114(1) (a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA shall apply to the Terms and Conditions of Sale.
  9. f)  The Buyer waives its rights as a debtor under sections 116, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129 and 132 of the PPSA

18.3 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Ames Store NZ, the Buyer waives its right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 148 of the PPSA.

19. Compliance with Law

The Buyer must comply with all legislation relating to the usage and description of the merchandise.

20. Intellectual Property

The content and design of all Ames Store NZ products and logos are copyright and belong to Ames Store NZ. The Buyer may not use any intellectual property belonging to Ames Store NZ without written permission.

21. Privacy Act Considerations

All information given to Ames Store NZ by the buyer will only be used in a manner which complies with New Zealand Privacy Laws.

22. Governing Law

New Zealand law and the decisions of its courts shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction with respect to any question or controversy that may arise hereunder from disputes or transactions with Ames Store NZ.

23. Severability

If any provision contained in these Conditions of Sale is held by a court to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforce-ability of the remaining provisions are not affected.