honestbee.. Yes honestbee with lower caps. What comes to your mind when you hear of this name? To me, when I first heard of this name, I thought is some new honey product that is sold in the market. But guess what, it is actually an online grocery concierge service. With the rise of online grocery platforms such as Redmart, Purely Fresh and even Fairprice online, how is honestbee different than others? Read on to find out more.
Thanks to the kind folks from the honestbee team, I was given a special gift box which contains some vouchers to try out the service. Check out the gift box below.
There was a nice orange apron inside, a cute thumbdrive, a honey stick, a honey granola recipe and a personal greeting card from the folks at honestbee. Thank you honestbee for the nice stuff.
So, what makes honestbee different than others?
1) Bringing fresh to the table
honestbee through a range of partnerships with various stores, provide top grade organic produce, frozen food, nutritional supplements and pet food. All these stuff are normally available at the specialty shop itself. honestbee handpicks their shoppers to make sure that you will get the best stuff. That means saying goodbye to things such as over-riped fruits. Right now honestbee works with Cold Storage, Da Paolo Gastronomia, Pet Lovers Centre, Meats, Marinates and More, Four Seasons Gourmet Market, The Butcher’s Dog and GNC. They will be adding more stores in the future.
2) Fast delivery
Yes I mean real fast delivery. honestbee provides same day delivery. You just need to choose the exact hour that works for you and the delivery folks from honestbee will deliver your stuff at that selected one-hour time frame window. So far, no other online grocery store provides for same day delivery and within an hour.
Let me take you through the journey of online shopping at honestbee.com
Hop on to honestbee website @ www.honestbee.com and key in your postal code to check if the delivery service is available in your area. Please take note that it is only for Singapore addresses. For all new sign ups, you are entitled to $10.00 off and free delivery!
Next choose a store to purchase your stuff.
Start shopping by adding the stuff that you want into your online shopping cart.
When you are ready to check out, click on the checkout button at the top right hand corner.
Select either “I’m a returning customer” or a “return customer”. If you are a new customer, please key in your name, email address and a password to sign up for an online account with honestbee. If you are a return customer, key in your email address and password to login to your account.
Next, select a delivery time slot at your convenient time. Guess what, I was really surprised when I could select a time slot which was about 2 hours from the time I am making the purchase.
Next, key in your payment details such as credit card name and number.
Next is the replacement page. I think this is very different than others as it allows you to make a replacement for a product immediately if the item becomes out of stock It displays all the related products based on the keyword you type. However, if you somehow successfully make a purchase and the item suddenly becomes out of stock. the honestbee shoppers will text you on your mobile to inform you on the stock status as well as advice you on replacement products. If there is no response from you, the item will be immediately removed from the shopping list.
Next, you will be presented with the order confirmation page. Key in any discount code which you have and then click to purchase. Due to confidential information, I am not able to display that page here. Once you are done, your order confirmation will immediately be sent to your email.
Just relax and wait for your order to arrive. So did my order arrive within the time frame I selected? What’s more, I selected the same day and the time frame was 2 hours from the time I completed my order. Yes it did… YAY! Best of all, it came 5 minutes before my selected time frame. I was impressed by the service. For the cold items which I purchased, it came with a pack of ice to keep it cold. I think it was a nice gesture to ensure the freshness of the groceries.
As a parent, there are times that are impossible for us to hop down to the supermarket or grocery store to make a purchase. This is where honestbee can come in to help alleviate the problem. Fast delivery with almost same store pricing. Woohooo! Do take note that a delivery fee will be incurred if your order is less than $30.00 per store. Of course I do hope that honestbee will include more stores such as NTUC fairprice in the future.
Just for my readers, the folks at honestbee has given me a discount code to share. Key in promo code “DADDYCHOW10” when you check out. This will entitle you to 10 dollars off your shopping purchase. This is valid only till 30th September 2015. Check out the picture below.
So what are you waiting for, hop on to www.honestbee.com to begin shopping.
***We were given some shopping vouchers for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions as usual is ours