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NZBN benefits for business

What’s the NZBN?

A New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a free, globally unique identifier, available to all Kiwi businesses. With an NZBN, it’s faster and easier for businesses to connect and interact, which will save everyone time and money.

More than 710,000 Kiwi businesses are already experiencing the benefits of having an NZBN.

How the NZBN will benefit your business

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Get time on your side with the NZBN

We know how important a good work-life balance is, and with an NZBN you can spend more time on your business or doing the things that are most important in life. That’s because an NZBN holds all the key information organisations are most often asked to share when doing business, like a phone number and trading name. So now you can stop repeating the same details multiple times.

Wairarapa farmer, Wilba has found having an NZBN means his suppliers can get all his key business information at the drop of a hat, so he can get on with the milking, and even find some time to enjoy the good things in life.

Do business with confidence

Having an NZBN shows that your business is real, which gives your customers more confidence in dealing with you. It’s quick and easy for others to check on the NZBN Register that your business is the one they intended to work with.

Make sure you ask other businesses for their NZBN, so you can be certain of who you’re working with. This includes sole traders, like Andre, who might be self-employed contractors or freelancers.

One number you can rely on

Business information is held securely on the NZBN Register and is always provided by the business itself. When your details change, it’s quick and easy to update so everyone in your business network can be notified at once.

It’s for every Kiwi business

Any business can get a free NZBN, regardless of size – even if you’re a self-employed person working at the kitchen bench. The New Zealand Business Number is for everyone, including:

  • Self-employed people (also known as sole traders)
  • Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Registered charities
  • Trusts
  • Government agencies

It’s time to find your NZBN

The NZBN is enabling new and faster ways of doing things, which is why others will start asking for your NZBN as part of doing business with you. Be prepared, by finding your NZBN now.

To get started, search for your business on the NZBN Register

Search for an NZBN

If your business doesn’t have an NZBN, get one here (it’s free)

Get an NZBN

Start receiving updates now

Want to get the latest business information delivered right to your inbox? Create a Watchlist of the businesses you work with and we’ll notify you as soon as any details change.

Are you a larger business? Automate this process by connecting to the NZBN API, which can seamlessly update your systems.

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