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Introducing Bikeables

Posted by Kyle Malashewski on

We've spent a long time getting ready for this moment, and it's finally here! Bikeables is officially open for business. Our dedicated team of sustainability and local food ambassadors are ready to deliver the goods!

 

Who We Are...

Bikeables was founded with the goal of delivering high quality, fairly traded, healthy products to people with a zero footprint target. We are passionate about connecting people with local businesses, and to make it easier for you to buy your favourite fresh, organic, and local goods.

...And Who We Will Be

In the weeks and months ahead, we will expand what we have to offer in our store as we develop relationships with more and more local retailers. You can expect to see lots of great things like:

  • a wider selection of local craft beers, wines, and spirits
  • organic nuts, seeds, granola, and grains packaged in reusable containers
  • organic, locally milled flours
  • organic, locally made pasta
  • organic spices, sauces, and soups
  • organic vegetables sourced from local farms and distributors

 

Where You Can Find Us

We're launching our business in Hamilton, and to begin with we're only offering our service to lower Hamilton, Ancaster, and Dundas. (Sorry mountain-dwellers!) As soon as that changes we will let the whole world know!

So, if you live in the region highlighted above, congratulations! You're eligible for free bike delivery. If you're not sure you're in one of these zones, just enter your postal code at checkout to see if you qualify for delivery.

 

What We Have To Offer

In our store right now, you will find a carefully curated selection of non-perishable staples like coffee, tea, grains, condiments and preserves. We are also proud to sell an assortment of local craft beers and wines (coming very soon)! 

We source everything as locally as possible and only from businesses that share our ideals and commitments to sustainability. As it happens, that list of sources includes virtually every single small food business in the Hamilton area! 

We've got fresh baked goods from popular Hamilton area businesses like Marci's Bakery and Donut Monster (pictured below), and many more! 

 

Regular Delivery

Absolutely everything in our store is available for one-time purchase or regular delivery at any time. Sounds awesome, right? Here's how it works:

Let's say you've been drinking Folger's forever -- it's okay, we don't judge -- and you want some fresh-roasted coffee just to try it out. Select "one-time purchase" when you add it to your cart. (We'll even grind the beans for you if you don't have a coffee grinder!)

Fast forward a couple weeks, you've tasted the difference, and now you're a bit of a coffee snob, just like us. You're ready to take the next step, and get fresh-roasted coffee delivered to your door every week!

All you have to do is pick the regular delivery interval that works for you: every week, every 2 weeks, whenever you need! Adjust according to your consumption habits -- that goes for everything we offer!

Our easy-to-use Regular Delivery service makes it simple to see what you're getting and when. With your Bikeables account, you can easily see your upcoming weekly orders, skip individual product delivery whenever you want, modify or delete items off your weekly ordera, or pause your entire account!

And if you ever have a problem with our system, or can't quite figure it out, we are at your beck and call.

Just look for the customer service representative at the bottom of the screen and ask them a question! You can also send us an e-mail, or give us a call!

 

The Bikeables Difference

We reject the "business-as-usual" approach of profit at any cost, and embrace the idea that business can and should be a force for good. We use specially-designed cargo bicycles to deliver the best local goods to your door for the same reason you don't use an axe to chop vegetables: because so many things, like groceries, are small enough and light enough that they're totally bikeable!

Bikes are just better -- for our streets, for our environment, and for our children!

 
So, please come in and take a look at what we have "in store" -- ha, ha, ha... -- place your order, and let us do the legwork!


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