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How to choose a fruit and vegetable box delivery service

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Posted by Pikt on Sep 9 | 2019

Imagine what your life would be like if you had delicious, nutritious and varied produce delivered straight to your door.

Well, when you use a fruit and vegetable box delivery service, that fantasy is a reality.

We manage so much of our life online now, so why stand in line at the supermarket when you can get your food delivered? It just makes sense to go online to get your fresh produce.

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But, as more providers spring up, how do you choose the best vegetables box delivery service?

We think we can help you there.

Although it’s not rocket science, there are a few important factors to consider.

In this article, we’ll cover these factors and take a closer look at why getting produce delivered is so appealing and, frankly, makes shopping at a supermarket look a little outdated.

Sound good? Great.

Let’s jump in.

First things first – should you buy organic?

You’re no doubt aware that buying organic is a priority for many chefs and households across the country. The organic food industry has now grown to a whooping £2.33 billion.

This is because organic food has many compelling benefits.

These include:

  • Reduced impact on the environment because no pesticides are used
  • Greaterfreshness because less preservatives are added
  • Free from GMO–genetically modified organisms (GMO) exist in non-organic food and have, well, question marksaround them

Naturally, Pikt is leading the chargewith organic produce, so if you want to go organic, you’re already in the right place.

Flexibility – some services lock you in, others, not so much

Some vegetable box services tie you into subscription plans whereas others don’t.

If you’re confident with a service, then lock in and don’t worry about it. However, if you’re looking for something a little more flexible, a service like Pikt might be best for you. It’s easy to buy food as you go with Pikt so there’s no need to lock in with a long-term subscription if you don’t want to.

And, as we pride ourselves on being ethical and honest, we don’t apply fixed costs. With Pikt, you can mix and match your produce and only pay for what you want.

Convenience (we’re all busy, and there’s always something else to be doing)

The modern world is a busy place. And, if you run a household, you’ll be used to spinning many plates.

This makes the convenience of vegetable box delivery very appealing because in only a few minutes you can log in and order your food.

No problem.

It’s a strong advantage over the supermarkets because when you shop online, you save your most precious asset – time.

Now, all vegetable box delivery services ship to your door, but at Pikt, we always try to go the extra mile, so it’s easy to choose when you want your food delivered when you order from us. And, with our field to fork speedy delivery service, you’ll always get your produce fast and in good condition.

Nutrition – for your home and for your office

A vegetable box delivered straight to your door makes being healthy a cinch.

When you go to the supermarket, everything is there to distract you, and it's easy to pick up that bag of crisps at the checkout. Not so when you get your fruit and veg delivered.

It’s also an easy way to make your office healthier. Fruit is nutritious and full of natural sugars that will give your staff a boost in energy and productivity. And don’t just take our word for it – there’re clear scientific linksbetween productivity and nutrition. So, why not get fruit delivered to your office?

Price and value (shipping is never free)

There’s no getting away from the fact that price influences all buying decisions and vegetable boxes are no exception.

So, how do you go about choosing which is the best value for you? Well, you always pay for the shipping, (we like to be up frontabout that) because, the truth is, free shipping doesn’t exist.

Ultimately, you tend to get what you pay for, and for organic, natural and fresh produce, we think you're already in the right place.

Shopping in a more ethical way

There’s nothing wrong with turning a profit, but when a business’ goal is only profit, things don’t always work out for the best. However, you’ll be buying from a not-just-for-profit business when you buy from Pikt.

That’s because, as a B Corps certified business, Pikt has proven itself as an organisation that runs to the highest ethical standards.

And it’s not a straightforward certification to complete, so you can be sure that every business that’s B Corps certified has worked hard to hold itself to a higher standard.

B Corps covers:

  • Governance
  • Workers
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Customers

So, if you want to care for the environment and help make a positive difference in the world, shopping with a B Corps certified business is a step in the right direction.

What selection of food does the service offer? (The power of trying something new)

Sometimes, we’re all guilty of getting a little complacent with our cooking – we drag ourselves to the supermarket and pick out the same foods without thinking about it.

Sound familiar?

Well, it’s easy to get out of your food rut when you order online and have food delivered to your door.

You’re not spending time driving, finding parking, walking around a dreary supermarket - you’ve got time and space to explore and discover new foods all from the comfort of your home.

It’s just easier to take in the choice and experiment when you’ve got time to do it.

This means that enjoying a breadth of food is easier with vegetable box delivery services. But different services offer a different range of foods.

At Pikt, we focus on food that’s fresh, organic and natural – because that’s what matters to us and that’s what we love.

Food that’s fresher (and always arrives in good condition)

A vegetable box delivered to your door is the best way to ensure you eat food that’s fresher. Food left to sit on a shelf in a supermarket simply struggles to compete.

And when you also go for organic food that’s not been covered in nasty pesticides, you’ll get the freshest, high-quality produce.

Fresh food is great, but some delivery services prioritize it more than others. At Pikt, we get food straight from the fields to your door, as fast as possible, to maximise freshness. And with our fast delivery service, you’ll always get food that arrives in good condition.

What packaging does the vegetable box delivery service use?

With everyone and their dog aware of the negative impacts of plastic on the environment, looking at the packaging your food comes in is another important consideration.

At Pikt, we’ve done our best to make our packaging as environmentally friendly as possible. It’s part of our mission to make a better impact on the Earth.

As ever, making the decision on what you buy depends on your values. If you’re not fussed and just want the food delivered to your door, don’t give it a second thought. But if you want to order from a business that’s ethical in how they approach everything that they do, including packaging, then Pikt might be the service for you.

Choosing your vegetable box delivery service – have you Pikt a winner?

There’s a lot to consider when deciding on a service to deliver your produce.

They all have the same advantage of being more convenient than shopping at the supermarket. However, between vegetable delivery services there are important differences to consider.

For example, do you want food that’s organic? And are you willing to pay a fixed cost for your vegetables? Also, do you want to buy from a business that’s B Corps certified?

These are important questions, and we’ll leave it in your capable hands to choose the vegetable box service that suits you best.

That said, if you feel like you’re already in the right place, and Pikt is the service for you, you can click here to start filling a vegetable box with us.

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