Singapore on-demand online grocery concierge and delivery service Honestbee has launched in Bangkok.
In partnership with retail chain Villa Market, Honestbee is offering customers a faster and easier way to obtain their daily groceries through concierge shoppers. Honestbee has been training the shoppers to select the best quality groceries and deliver them the same day.
Under the partnership, Honestbee will use all Villa Market’s outlets throughout Bangkok as well as its bistro and cooking studio The Gastro, and the Villa Market Holiday Store.
Honestbee co-founder/CEO Joel Sng says the company has been doing some trial runs during the past few months.
He says Honestbee is committed to help Villa Market and other speciality stores work online through technology such as website and mobile apps, plus logistics. Honestbee also aims to create flexible jobs.
Honestbee’s one-stop app service will offer a range of more than 11,000 products from grocery chains and gourmet/specialty food suppliers. These include organic foods, fresh fruits, imported frozen meats, wines, specialty drinks, hampers, seasonal products and kitchen supplies from partners including Ahmad Tea London, Happy Flavour, Ja Guem Song, K-Market, Meyer, Perfect Earth Organics, Pierre Herme Paris, Pipper Standard, Simply W and Wishbeer, with more to come.
Prices are the same as in store, and deliveries are to the customer’s doorstep. There is a special voucher promotion to help launch the service.
As well as Singapore, Honestbee already has a presence in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Established in 1974, Villa Market was a retail pioneer when the only outlets to buy groceries in Bangkok were markets and small grocery stores.