You’ve just moved to Zurich and your apartment is sorted with all your major requirements, your beds, wardrobes … but you still need to get your basic cooking utensils, blankets and clothes hangers etc. So where do you go? Probably Ikea. However, with the new service launched by BringBee, YOU don’t actually have to go and get the little items … BringBee will buy them for you and deliver them to you!
BringBee is a pickup service for your smaller Ikea requirements. BringBee finds other Ikea customers living close by and gets them to shop and deliver on your behalf, saving you the hassle of going to Ikea yourself. Simply write your shopping list at the website online (in English or German) selecting from the 2500+ most popular smaller Ikea products (children toys, decorations, kitchenware etc) and they will be delivered to your doorstep!
So how much does it cost? The BringBee service costs you 9 CHF + 15% of the cost of the item, most of which goes directly to your shopper as a reward. BringBee ensures that the transactions are dealt with securely online as well as providing support and transport insurance for each transaction. BringBee’s mission is to use the unused capacity of existing shopping trips more efficiently. On average 70% of all road journey are inefficient. By using one shopping trip for a number of customers in one neighbourhood, BringBee is offering an eco-friendly way to shop and deliver. BringBee is a service provided by the young Zurich based startup PolyPort and is supported by the WWF Switzerland and Ikea Switzerland. The service will be launched in Zurich on 28th January 2013. Why not try it now?
Update: Please note that the Bringbee service is no longer operational. However, we are keeping this article online for interest only.