First-Timer's Shopping Guide at Honestbee

My shopping habits have never been the same in recent years. I can't remember my first online transaction, but I know one of my earliest purchases were from Amazon.com around fifteen years ago. Late adapter nga ako eh coz I really prefer seeing and feeling the actual merchandise before I buy. The usual items we order there are electronics, toys, clothing and footwear, and dry goods. Locally, items I shop for online are specialty foods, apparel and accessories that I may not find in stores. Nowadays, I think I spend an equal amount of time buying stuff online and in retail shops. Then last week, I was introduced to honestbee -- a game-changer in the whole online shopping experience.

honestbee, Asia’s leading online concierge and delivery service, helps you shop easily for groceries and basic household needs in the comforts of your own home.
Launched in the Philippines in 2017, honestbee gathers some of the best products around in one marketplace, and gets it to you on time, all the time.

While I continue to enjoy going to the malls and take my leisurely time doing grocery shopping, the ease and convenience of online shopping -- browsing, adding to cart, and quick payment in minutes, is such a different form of satisfaction. Shopping while eating or laying in bed, free from traffic and queueing, allowing me to have more time being productive, that's the best part.

After attending the media launch of honestbee's partnership with S&R, I got really excited to try and start my online grocery shopping. honestbee takes pride in bringing convenience with their promise of fast and reliable on-demand services.

For the first time, I did my grocery shopping online last Monday from S&R at honestbee! It was a breeze! They even called up to ask if they could deliver at an earlier time.

Adding to its extensive lineup of services, honestbee launches its partnership with S&R Membership Shopping, giving you access usually limited to its members, from fresh produce, high-quality wines and spirits, and other world-class products. Plus, you may also avail of their famous New York style pizza, churros, and roast chicken through the app.

Here's a brief first-timer shopping guide on honestbee:
  1. Sign up and open an account here at honestbee.ph
  2. You will receive a confirmation email
  3. Start shopping
  4. For S&R members, simply Add New Card and follow the prompts by entering your details
    • Free delivery for a minimum P2,500 purchase
    • Concierge fee is P120
    • Add 5% fee on subtotal for Non-Members, reflected before check out  
  5. You have a P500 coupon for your first order, valid for 1 month after you create an honestbee account
  6. Shop and choose your delivery day and time
    • Delivery fee and Concierge fee, if any, will depend on the merchant you buy from
  7. Place your order and you will receive an email confirmation
  8. Sit back, relax, and wait for order to arrive
More info here about how honestbee works.
You can do everything on the computer or from your mobile device using the honestbee app (free download).

This is where you add your S&R Membership details

Sample merchants with different minimum amounts for free delivery 

Schedule chart for delivery

Your total bill reflecting any coupon and applicable fees

Because honestbee is a concierge service, trained in-store concierge shopper bees ensure items we order are carefully handpicked, in good condition, and with suitable expiration dates. Products are packed properly and transported by nearby delivery bees straight to our doorstep. Goods are delivered in happy yellow honestbee reusable bags.

I pay via credit card, but they also accept cash on delivery (COD). My S&R orders all arrived in perfect condition. All the prices are the same as in stores, but best to check out goods with "Today's Best Price".  One surprise for me was nag-order ako ng 1 kilo saba / plaintain banana and they delivered a bunch that weighs a little over 1 kilo, still with price tag on. But I paid for it at 1 kilo price as listed online.  So, bonus na yun sa akin. :) For sure this is a common scenario especially for produce, kasi hindi naman laging eksakto yung timbang.

"The subtotal that you see on our website or mobile apps when you place your order is final.
You will not pay more, even if the in-store price of some of your items on the day when we shop for them is higher."

Aside from groceries, honestbee also offers delivery service for food, medicine, personal care products, and many more.

Thank you, honestbee and S&R for this super convenient shopping experience. I know #justhonestbee will be a regular habit!

Quickly sign up here to create an account and start shopping!
Php500 OFF for all first-time users
(with a minimum purchase of Php2500)!

Free download of honestbee app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Visit https://www.honestbee.ph/ for more information.
S&R branches are located at Bonifacio Global City, Congressional, Alabang, Aseana-Baclaran, Shaw, Imus, Nuvali, Commonwealth and Paranaque.

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