About Us

In 1996 Carolina Trading was started from scratch with no client base and no products but a strong desire and determination to become a major player in the New Zealand gift and homeware industry. Originally based in Dunedin we moved to Auckland in late 2000.

We are now established as an importer and wholesaler of homeware and gifts, with sales agents nationwide. We serve over 400 clients in the giftware and homeware industry throughout New Zealand, as well as pharmacies, hardware stores, garden stores, i-Sites and PaperPlus / Take Note stores.

We support and work with a number of popular New Zealand artists whose works feature prominently in our diverse product mix such as coasters, place-mats, melamine trays, photo albums and canvas art prints. We also have an amazing array of colourful, hand-made beautiful items from all over the world.

We are also one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent direct importers of premium quality Himalayan Salt Lamps and crystals.
We at Carolina Trading strive to constantly strive to provide our customers with interesting products that will be popular sellers. We regularly travel overseas to get the best possible deals, to keep prices down (and your margins higher). The team at Carolina Trading prides itself on the personalised, friendly customer service, and the long-term working relationship we enjoy with our customers. We look forward to trading with you in a mutually beneficial way.

Where We Are Based

Our address is 10F Vega Place, Albany on Auckland’s North Shore. If you are coming from the city, the exist is the Upper Harbour exit. We are just off Constellation Drive. Vega Place is between “Wendy’s” and Z Petrol Station. You will see several signs guiding the way. We have plenty of off street parking.