Terms of Trade

Nutshell is a registered Internet Merchant. Your purchase information is securely protected through 128-bit SSL encryption. Nutshell will give you your money back (so long as you promptly let us know you have a problem)

Nutshell is a Registered Secure Internet Merchant.

Prices quoted on this website are in USD (United States Dollars).

PayPal and Shopify are Secure Payment Gateways

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase our products.

 Nutshell Accepts

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • PayPal

However you pay, you will get value for money.

We reserve the right to alter our prices, charges and specifications without Notice.

Contacting Nutshell

A message is definitely the best way of contacting us.



We are open for business 8 am through 5 pm, Monday through Friday, New Zealand Standard Time.

If you live in the United States, the best time to call is late afternoon or early evening. Be aware that we may not answer.

It is easier to send us a message (use the message box on this page)

We are in New Zealand.
When you are awake, we may be asleep.
For example, lunchtime in Los Angeles is time for our breakfast, and breakfast in the United Kingdom is time for our evening meal.

New Zealand is one day ahead of most places.

If it is Friday where you are, it is probably Saturday here.
When we start work on Monday, you are most likely sleeping-in on Sunday.

What's the time in New Zealand right now ?

We believe that open and honest trading with our Customers is in the best interests of all concerned, and we expect our Customers to agree to the same principles.

If you are in any doubt about anything you read on this website, please contact Nutshell. 

Nutshell holds this Binding Tariff Indicator

The Tariff Code 4202.91.0090 is a legally binding agreement between New Zealand and US and UK Customs.

While you may be required to pay VAT (or another local tax), you cannot be legally charged more than the rate stipulated by the respective Customs Department for the delivery of your Nutshell.

The finished products fall under Chapter 42/Classification article 4202.91.0090 which is categorized as follows:

4202... Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, attache cases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and backpacks, handbags, traveling bags, toiletry bags, knapsacks, shopping bags, wallets, purses, map cases, cigarette cases, tobacco pouches, tool bags, sports bags, bottle cases, jewelry boxes, powder cases, cutlery cases and similar containers of leather or of composition leather, of sheeting of plastics, of textile materials, of vulcanized fiber, or of paperboard or wholly or mainly covered with such materials or with paper:
4202.91.00... Other: with outer surface of leather, of composition leather or of patent leather.
10. Golf Bags 4.5%
30. Travel, sports and similar bags/cases 4.5%
4202.91.0090 Other (Nutshell Corporation) 4.5%   

Nutshell Dispensation

When Nutshell commenced business, way back in 1997, it experienced problems getting US Customs approval for the importation of its products.

After the intervention of New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States, the Honorable Jim Bolger, the US Office of Internal Affairs issued Nutshell a special dispensation.