I am not a fan of online shopping. That’s because I prefer going to malls and personally see the items I want to purchase, so I can have a look-and-feel of it before I actually buy it. That was my preference – until I became a Momma. You know, the usual mommy problem that even trips to the restroom are time-constrained and even a 10-minute bath time is already a luxury?
I used to have the luxury of a whole day roaming around the mall, like a shop ’til you drop kind of life. But after giving birth, I found myself browsing online shopping sites and mobile applications because I don’t even have the time and energy to go to shopping malls anymore! Good thing, technology brought a lot of innovation that helps give convenience to people, especially to busy moms like me! And I have the latest discovery!
I recently downloaded HappyFresh mobile app in AppStore (it’s available on Android, too!). I met HappyFresh at the Blogapalooza Horizons: Uncharting the Uncharted event held on May 21, 2016. At first, I thought it was a brand of fresh juices because the logo looks like a happy fruit, but it wasn’t! Lol.
HappyFresh is the first and fastest growing groceries platform in the Southeast Asia! They offer services that deliver groceries from the stores you love right in front of your doorstep! They recently launched here in the Philippines and right now they are in partnership with Robinson’s Supermarket. In the busy world of mommas, isn’t this a happy treat to all of us who barely even have time for ourselves? Technology has just given us another convenient way to do the shopping and I can’t get any more excited about this. I’m yet to try this application, but let me share with you the 5 things I instantly love about HappyFresh and why I’m convinced with this new innovation.
1) You can do your shopping in front of your laptop or PC, and even on your smartphones!
Yes, you’ve read it right! HappyFresh is available in a web-based or mobile application so you can choose your groceries at the tip of your hands and be at home. And when you’re done, you just sit down on your couch, bond with your family, or do other household chores while you wait for your groceries to be delivered to your doorstep. Now, wouldn’t that be a convenience for you? 🙂
2) It’s Cash-on-delivery basis.
I know you’re probably worried about not receiving the items you ordered online. I’ve been skeptical about online shopping as well, for such a long time! But with HappyFresh, you don’t have to worry about not receiving your groceries because you will only pay for them when it has already arrived at your doorstep. I hope someday they will accept credit/debit cards as the mode of payment as well. Hmm, well, maybe in the future.
3) Your groceries are handled and delivered by a specially screened and trained shopper and driver.
For the shopper, you only have to pay them a fee which will depend on oh how much you’ve purchased. It’s like paying the service charge in a restaurant. And you don’t have to worry if the items you selected are suddenly out of stock in the market because you have the option to let the shopper contact you if that happens or you will let the shopper choose for you or not replace anything – before you place your grocery list.
Meanwhile, the delivery fee costs a fixed amount of 149 Php regardless of how many bags or boxes will be delivered to you.
Those fees are already included upon checkout of your item so you get the total amount of how much you have to pay when your groceries have arrived.
4) There are deals and discounts available for you.
Those are magic words to the Mommas, I know right?! 🙂 We’re always on the look for items that are a great deal because, what? We’re mommas, right? We do the budgeting most the time. So it’s good if we got to save money by being able to avail of discounts!
5) They deliver your groceries in just an hour – or even less.
Here’s our usual setup when we have to do the grocery:
An hour to get ready to go out, an hour of commuting to get to the shopping mall, then if we’re hungry we spend another hour (or two) eating in a restaurant, then another hour for doing the grocery. After doing all the errands and we have to go home then that’s another hour of commuting again.
All those hours and effort VERSUS the HappyFresh’s online grocery platform and an hour of delivery. Tell me, what’s not good about that? I get to save not just time but also an amount of energy. I get to play with my son or watch a movie at home with my husband instead of personally doing the grocery. Yay! 🙂
HappyFresh is an answered prayer for the SAHMs, WAHMs and also the working in the corporate office Mommas who are most of the time in charge of doing the grocery stuff. Instead of personally going to the supermarket to buy the stuff, you can just lie down in your bed while selecting the items you need to buy via the web or the app, and wait for it to arrive on your doorstep! You get to relax at your home instead of falling in line at the cashier. Less hassle, more rest! Who wouldn’t love that?
I am excited to try HappyFresh! I checked my planner and I am scheduled to do the grocery this coming weekend. I hope to have a pleasant online shopping experience with HappyFresh.
How about you? Have you tried HappyFresh yet? Let me know of your feedbacks below. If you’re planning to try it out for the first time, you may use my code v3KYT in the HappyFresh app to get a voucher for free delivery if you shop for ₱5,000.00. May you have a pleasant shopping experience, too! 🙂