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I first heard of AgapeBabies on Instagram where I spotted one of their posts. Amidst the explosion of online shops targetted at parents, they stood out because I noticed that they carried some of my favourite brands, such as California Baby, SkipHop and Sophie the Giraffe. I remember spotting one of their exclusive-to-Instagram #agapedailydeal where milestone baby cards were going for $19.90 instead of $24.90. I was very very tempted to get it but I already have something similar so I decided to hold back (I practised much self-control, thankyouverymuch).
AgapeBabies retails premium brands of baby products such as skincare, organic food, books, toys and essential gear for mothers. They have also recently partnered The Sunshine Kids, a kids fashion company. Ultimately, their website will become a multi-store which essentially is a “one-stop departmental store” where busy mothers (and fathers) can shop between the various stores and check-out in one shopping cart. With more shops and products to be added on soon, online shopping will be a breeze.
They currently carry over 100 brands and 2000 products in store. Mind-boggling! And if you are a fan of California Baby, you’d be glad to know that they specialise in stocking the organic brand. For the record, Elliott uses the Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash (since birth!) as well as the Calendula Cream. We have gone through bottles of the shampoo/body wash and the Calendula Cream works wonderfully for heat rash on his cheeks and body.
They have also recently widened their range of products to include more brands of diapers and milk. For diapers, they now stock Huggies, MamyPoko & GOO.N. As for milk, they now carry Friso, Similac, Isomil & Pediasure.
Last month, I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by them to be one of their Brand Ambassadors. Ooh, a Brand Ambassador! I had visions of myself walking about with a sash across my body with their brand name. Ok, not quite. I was given shopping credits and in return, I’d write a review on the experience.
Yippee! Online shopping! I LOVE!
Last Monday, I finally got down to choosing stuff for Elliott. The website is easy to navigate and best of all, I like that there is a “Search” field at the top righthand corner. I also surfed their website on my phone (as you do when you have a baby and do not have the luxury of turning on the laptop) and am pleased that it is just as easy to move between pages.
I placed my order at about 2pm and was expecting the parcel to reach me 2-3 days later which is typical of most online shopping services. I was thus pleasantly surprised when the stuff I ordered arrived at my doorstep the very next day before noon. Phwah. That was fast.
Did I mention that I lurrrve receiving parcels? There’s always a sense of anticipation even though I clearly already know what I have ordered. Hur hur. Check out the items I picked out:
Clockwise from top-left:
- California Baby Calendula Cream
- Bambino Mio Swim Nappies (reusable)
- Yummigo Bubble Dream Car Sunshade
- Tomica Mosquito Repellent Patch
- Gino Multi Food Cutter
Unfortunately, there was a slight mistake with my order. I had placed an order for the Blue Whale swim nappies but were given the Blue Shark instead. I wrote a quick email to inform them of the error and I received a reply shortly after to say that they will do a one-for-one exchange the following day. I do understand that sometimes, things do go wrong but nothing peeves me more than companies who ignore after-sales service. In this instance, the mistake was rectified swiftly and on Wednesday, the correct swim nappies were hand delivered with an apology for the oversight. Nicely done :)
HOW CUTE ARE THESE?! I cannot wait to see Elliott in them.
And here’s some news for you:
For being lovely readers of miss ene and the boy, you get a 5% discount off your purchases from AgapeBabies! Just use the coupon code: 5%offmisseneblog at check-out. Do note that the discount code is valid for 4 weeks, from 22 July till 19 August and does not include the purchase of breast pumps, diapers and milk. Oh and if you spend $80 and above, there is free local courier service included. Otherwise, it is a flat rate of $5 (by Ta-Q-Bin) or $2 (by SingPost).
Note: miss ene received shopping credits in return for this sponsored post. All views and opinions expressed are her own.