Hamilton Sorting Hub

Hamilton Sorting Hub

Jul 4th – Launched Ooooby and invited signups Aug 13 – First delivery to 48 customers Sep 24 – Launched Online Shop Sep 29 – 64 active customers in the Waikato What’s been happening Last Wednesday we launched a new online shopping window for customers to be able to add extras to their boxes. On Friday we had a table at the Wellness Chiropractic Clinic’s event and a lucky winner received an Ooooby box full of fruit and veg. On Saturday we presented Ooooby to an audience of land-owners interested in or actively growing according to the Organic Farm NZ criteria. We have more than a dozen growers interested in supplying produce to Ooooby and are keen to build that list. Hamilton Sorting Hub While the Auckland Ooooby crew continue to pack your boxes in the Mt Wellington hub, steps are underway to establish a Waikato sorting hub. We are in dialogue with Ruth at the Waikato Environment Centre, who have a 100 m² rodent-proof warehouse space behind their new premises at the Five Cross Roads roundabout. It’s looking good for Ooooby to begin sorting there from the first week of December. Growing Waikato Ooooby numbers So we have the numbers to support staff and operations at a Waikato hub we first need to grow to 150 customers, and that’s where you come in. If you’re happy with the Ooooby produce and our service, then please tell your friends! Clicking the Facebook share button below is one simple action you can take. As you think of more creative things we can do to reach more people, do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. You can post...

First Ooooby Waikato letter

Wow – what a pleasure to have you as part of the Ooooby family. We launched Ooooby Waikato and you said: “Yes, that sounds like a good idea”, or words to that effect. Thank you, you are one of the 43 founding customers to have signed up so far. On Thursday, you will receive a “Sneak Peek” email telling you what’s going to be in your box in just over a week. You’ll be able to opt-out of some things, and we’ll simply make up the difference by increasing other things for you.  Please be patient with us on Wednesday the 13th, when we make our first deliveries to your door by Fastway Couriers. We will be delivering out of the Mount Wellington hub for the first few months, with the goal of reaching 150 customers and a Hamilton sorting hub operational by November. Stay in touch Please get in touch if anything doesn’t go according to plan, or if your delight can’t be contained and you want to let us know. Either way drop a message on the Ooooby Waikato page on Facebook, or drop an email to waikato@ooooby.com or call me on 021 252 0653. I’ll be in Hamilton on Wednesday to see things unfold. Let me know if you’d be happy for me to drop by to see how it went. That night I’ll be making mention of the Ooooby box launch in my Pecha Kucha talk at The Atrium at Wintec. Thank you This is just the beginning. Thank you to all the people who have had a hand in making it happen: Annie, Sylvia,...
Waikato – The 2nd NZ hub

Waikato – The 2nd NZ hub

On August 13th the first Ooooby boxes were delivered to Ooooby customers in the Waikato. They had gone overnight from the Auckland hub and were being delivered at the crack of dawn, so that most customers had them by 10am. The feedback has been great, and it’s a pleasure to be here in the mighty Waikato....