While a lot of us would prefer to go to the market and pick up our stock of fruits, there are many others who have to trek long distances to reach the nearest fruit vendor. Ketan Ranga, the brain behind Thebhaiyajee.com shares his experience of one such society located in Sion. He adds, "Not everyone has the luxury of having a fruit market in the vicinity. I have interacted with different societies since the launch of Thebhaiyajee.com on April 2. In fact, we recently visited Pratiksha Nagar in Sion, which has around 10 to 12 building in two societies the area, but they have to make a trip to Matunga just to get their hands on fresh fruits. The only fruit that is available easily there is bananas. That's whereThebhaiyajee.com can make a difference."
He says, "Currently, we have started a facebook page and are also active on twitter. We source our fruits directly from the farmers and hence can pass on that benefit to the consumer. However, we have a minimum order of Rs 350, and deliver across the city, and have gone as far as Navi Mumbai and Thane."
Fresh fruits at your doorstep
Quiz him about the perishable nature of fruits and Ketan assures us that every precaution is taken to ensure you receive fresh produce. He adds, "Most fruits have a maximum shelf life of three to four days, so we try and deliver fruits as soon as possible. We generally deliver within 24 hours of placing the order. However, we have made exceptions in some cases. And there have been times where we have made deliveries on the day itself. What's the mode of payment"
What's in stock at the moment?
Alphonso mangoes from Ratnagri, Devgarh and Payari for Rs 350 per dozen
Apples (from Shimla) for Rs 190 per kg
Pears for Rs 140 per kg
Watermelon for Rs 20 per kg
Musk melon for Rs 25 per kg
Grapes (green ) for Rs 120 per kg
Litchi for Rs 180 per kg
Sweet Limes for Rs 90 to 100 per kg
Elaichi banana for Rs 50 a dozen
Papaya for Rs 35 a kg
Kiwi Rs 25 per piece
Rates keep fluctuating in the market
You can logonto http://www.thebhaiyajee.com or visit the facebook page Thebhaiyajee.com or call 098 67 191511 or tweet@thebhaiyajee
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You can shop for groceries, fruits and vegetables here. They provide free delivery for a minimum order of Rs 349 per day. Delivery of your order will be done as per the delivery slot selected by you for a particular day.
www.greentokri.com offers home delivery of fresh salads, herbs, exotic fruits and vegetables once a week to areas in and around Pune and Mumbai.
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