SG-based online grocer honestbee gains traction in PH

With most Filipinos now dreading to brave the notorious Metro Manila traffic, many Filipinos are resorting to online grocery stores such as emerging player honestbee.

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With more people discovering the timesaving and cost-efficient features that honestbee brings, it has currently been ranked as the No. 3 app in Google Play and No. 4 in Apple Store as of August 2017 for e-commerce.

honestbee, a Singapore-based app that recently launched its services in the Philippines, works as a personal shopper/online application where one can pick items from partner establishments.

Those that have partnered with honest bee include Robinsons Supermarket, Fresh Options Meatshop, Solo Meat Group, G-stuff, The Straits Wine Company, Harvestime, Figures of Beans, AWC, Incredible India, and baby products retailer Chicco.

They don’t stockpile items in a warehouse, so the products get to the customer fresh and handpicked by “worker bees” upon order and according to specifications.

Customers can even shop from multiple stores in one order and still get their items delivered in two hours. Delivery hours are from 10am – 8pm daily, subject to store operating hours, including weekends and public holidays. Customers can also schedule their delivery.

Free delivery is offered for a minimum spend of ₱1,500. Otherwise, a delivery fee of ₱99 applies.

Aside from groceries, honestbee can also deliver goodies such as dishes from Goodah to Yoshinoya to S&R Pizza. The app can also help with other chores such as picking up one’s laundry.

The app can be used on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, over mobile or Wi-Fi connections. Desktop is also available for groceries.

First-time users get a P500 voucher with a minimum spend of P1,500, and regular customers can always check the honestbee website or app for the latest promos that are available. The app also gives useful alerts for items that are on sale, such as the Robinson’s Daily Savings feature in the Promotions tab.

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