Who runs Pīwakawaka Preloved Books?
This business is run by full-time year 12 high school students; Olivia, Hannah, Natalia and Annie-rose.
How regularly are books added to the website?
Whenever we get donations in, and whenever we have the time to upload books. Generally expect books to be uploaded on a weekly basis.
Do you guys have any social media platforms?
Instagram - @piwakawakaprelovedbooks
Tiktok - @piwakawakaprelovedbooks
Facebook - Pīwakawaka Preloved Books
Where is inventory kept?
At each of our homes we have bookshelves packed with books! We have too many books to store them at one house, and as a small business, don't have resources as of yet to have an office. But, we love the convenience of having the inventory at our finger tips.
How do you guys package books?
For most orders the person with the majority of the books in inventory collects the books remaining from the other teammates at school and/or homes, (which is why it can take time for orders to be fulfilled) completes the order/s and drops them off at the post office. If it is the school holidays, or we have a huge influx of orders, we will arrange a time when we're all available to package orders as a team.
Where is this business run from?
We don't have a store or office, so we run the business from our homes!
How long does it take for my order to get to me?
As full-time students, who have extra curricular activities we would like to advise that unfortunately it is unrealistic for orders to be received within a day or two. How we complete orders is, most of the time, the person with the majority of the books in inventory collects the books remaining from the other teammates at school and/or homes. This can take time, as we can get multiple orders including multiple books per day. And can only transport so many books too and from school, which is why it can take time for orders to be fulfilled.