When it comes to time, Hong Kongers don't have much to spare
, and this is where the concierge type same-day grocery delivery service offered by honestbee
might come in to save the day.
Whether we're raising a family, networking with colleagues, studying for exams, or setting up a week's worth of Tinder dates, it's no surprise that grocery shopping tends to be the least of our priorities. Even when free time happens to fall into our laps, the thought of traveling, navigating the box-strewn aisles, queuing to pay, then hauling a week's worth of food home is hardly tempting.
Honestbee, Asia's leading online grocery concierge service,
buzzes to our rescue with grocery delivery straight from the aisles to our doorstep. Intrigued by how it works, and indeed, why we'd want to use a concierge grocery delivery service at all, Jessica Shih to explain it all. This is what she told us:
Ordering from your favourite grocery stores through Honestbee is a simple click
away, whether on
their website or through their mobile app. They boast an inventory of more than 20,000 grocery items, from most major supermarket brands, allowing customers to chose across different stores in the same order. You'll never have to forego your favourite product just because it's at another store.
Live in a walk up or a far from decent shop? Not a problem. Honestbee delivers to every part of Hong Kong Island and will even carry your groceries to your door. They haven't started delivering to Kowloon or the outer lying islands yet, but stay tuned on this front!
Once you've placed your order, a trained concierge shopper takes your order straight to the aisles. 'Shopper Bees', as they are called, have been one-on-one trained to pick the freshest produce, vegetables, fruits, fish, and meats. If you want a just-ripe avocado, that is exactly
what you will get. More than that, Shopper Bees have been trained to offer you intelligent substitutions if a particular product is out of stock, which means that you'll never be caught an ingredient short of a full dinner again.
When you place your order, you'll be asked to pick a one hour delivery window
that same day that works for you. If life gets in the way, you can change your delivery window – as long as it's at least two hours
before your order is meant to arrive.
It's cheaper for you through Localiiz
It sounded good so we did a 'secret shopper' test and we were impressed. If you
want to give it a try, and as long as you are a first time user of Honestbee
, you can receive $80 off a $250 order with the promo code: HKLOC80 from now until September 29th.
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Have more detailed questions about Honestbee's concierge service? Click here
for their FAQ section or watch a short video clip here
Who uses honestbee?
"Honestbee has been a dream come true for working mothers like myself. They shop like how I would, choosing the best and freshest ingredients and items. Now I can spend more meaningful quality time with my boys!” – SARA YEOW
Those who hate carrying heavy packages
“Cool service! I can order things that are too heavy for me to carry and get them delivered to my doorstep.” – NAINA AGARWAL
Stay at home moms
"Before I knew about Honestbee, I'd often get caught out; playdates would change and we'd suddenly have a house full of hungry kids. Now it's easy to place an order and restock fast." – SARAH LANE
Working couples who entertain
"Thank you again for a fast and complete delivery. It means the world to know that when we place the order, there's somebody out there shopping for us who actually cares about our order and will
get the best cut of meat, and the freshest vegetables, and that we won't be left embarrassed when our guests arrive." – STEVE CHOW