Families and singles are looking for ways to reduce their shopping bills, packaging, food waste and support local farmers. We've created this community owned and run group to do just that.
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Box Divvy is unique group of food coops that are changing the way we think about shopping. With this community there is no more looking for a parking spot, no more trolleys, no more trying to figure out what to buy that's good for you to eat.
Box Divvy only offer nutritionally high foods both sprayfree and conventionally grown. No high energy junk foods. If you want to know more then read How We Work With Our Growers.
At any given time around 50% (normal growing conditions) or so is from the Sydney Food Basin seasonally and sprayfree. When we go interstate assume it is conventionally grown as we don't personally know the farmers. Any Backyard Grower is also sprayfree. If you eat only local then there is no variety.
So, join our community run food coops using an easy, smart App to order online box sharing with other members.
You get more of what you want at prices up to 40% less than online supermarkets over the seasonal cycle.
We are all about community.
Box Divvy Price comparisons are with online supermarkets and based on a basket for that week. See various Box Divvy Facebook pages for these comparisons. Box Divvy comparisons include the Hubster fee of 12% plus the delivery fee. Not all items will be cheaper than online supermarkets on a given week and it depends on where supply is coming from.
* Fruit, Veg, Groceries, Bread, Eggs, and Chill (sustainable restaurant quality meat, seafood, chicken.
This is home delivered by Box Divvy 25% less than supermarkets).
* Direct from farmer/wholesaler. No storage.
* Super Fresh - picked 24-48 hours before delivery
* Reduced packaging, food miles
* No food waste as it's picked to order
* Pick up from neighbour or home delivery if offered by your Hub
Box Divvy is not for everyone
If you want 1 tomato and 2 cucumber then maybe box sharing is not for you. In order to get the most out of Box Divvy you need to be flexible, able to go with the flow and keen to embrace the core values of our food communities. Pay our farmers fairly, provide your bags and tubs to reduce packaging, you'll get heaps out of joining on your Hub Facebook page: updates on market weekly trends, farmer stories, recipe sharing and community activities around food.
Every Hubster has a Facebook page but you can view the main Box Divvy Facebook Or
check out Box Divvy Instagram which has a great summary of all things Box Divvy.
Why not Like Follow us? You'll learn heaps about freshly picked produce and delicious meal ideas.
Want to see Products & Prices?
Ordering is easy! Just different. Think box sharing as a group.
Two parts in the ordering.
Start Order (4-8 items fruit/veg) you can take out 3 things. Everyone has a Start Order and how much you get in that is based on household size. You need to be flexible as it's a coop. So handfuls of things and you'll generally get more than you've paid for. Some weeks less of something and more of something else.
Then you can choose to go into Splits - box sharing. More fruit/veg/bread/eggs/pantry/meat (cycle every 3 weeks home delivered by Box Divvy).
SPLITS - you work as a team to buy boxes as a group - you only have to get the minimum required ie: 5 dozen eggs in a box then everything after that you get OR 6 cabbage and after that you get. You do not as a group have to purchase box by box.
There's no food waste here. You get more of what you want as all you have to do as a group is to purchase the minimum required for that item. We also have a heap of end of week recipes to help families manage what is left over before next Hub day. Your Hubster will share these with you or head over to Veggie Drawer Rescue on Facebook
To join: First find a Hub
A Box Divvy Food Hub is located at your neighbour’s house, local community centre/group, a fundraiser for scouts or school. You order online and pickup. Home Delivery? Ask the Hubster who runs the Hub.
To speak with a Hubster in your area - Go To Facebook and search under Box Divvy (suburb) and select the Hub in your area. You can Facebook message the Hubster.
* Members order together with their Hub members online.
* You work as a group sharing boxes of produce.
The ordering App is contained in our website for security. It's easy and smart to use.
How It Works:
The order cycle is 4 days.
PART 1 START ORDER - everyone gets this - Fruit Veg only
Everyone gets a Start Order but the amount you get is based on family size. You can take out up to 3 things. Typically there are 4-6 basics in the order. The cost for each Start Order is different for each Hub (roughly $20-$30).
PART 2 SPLITS (Let's split a box or share a box?) - OPT IN - more fruit, veg, bread, eggs, groceries.
Then you'll want more produce, groceries, bread, eggs so you go to the SPLITS (box Sharing) Tab.
You can nominate 1 to 2 boxes or JOIN a box another member has suggested. You choose the amount you are happy to take of that produce. As a group you must purchase the minimum for that item then anything over that minimum you get. eg: 35 apples are bought which is the minimum required and then over that you get.
We compete with online supermarkets so the pricing is competitive but we base the up to 40% on an overall basket not on individual items. Joining Box Divvy is not just about savings it's also about being Good for your Health and Good for the Planet.
NOTE: You order and pay for fruit, veg, eggs, bread this week and receive in this week's order. The Groceries, coffee etc you order and pay this week but it arrives the following week. The suppliers need a week to get the orders sorted. The Meat, Seafood and Chicken is offered monthly to the Hubs and you will have it 'home delivered' on a Saturday.
WHEN ARE CARDS CHARGED?
At Order Cut-off 9pm cards are charged. Orders go in and a day later turn up at the Hub for your Hubster (person who runs the Hub) to pack your order. You pick up from them.
HOME DELIVERY and how this works - if offered.
A Hubster might offer home delivery but you must ask them. Simply filling out the Home Delivery Address does not mean you get home delivery.
You must pay before Hub day. You'll have registered a CREDIT or DEBIT Visa or Mastercard on sign up.
Your card will be Validated with a random amount between 3 and 6 cents.
Should your card decline, first attempt, you get an automated email at 9pm cutoff alert saying it will recharge midday following day.
An automated second attempt, midday the following day (day before delivery). Should it decline a second time Box Divvy will 'manually' chase up payment.
You will be charged a $5 recharge fee. The processing will happen 5pm (day before delivery).
* You will not get an order unless paid for and if you have an order it is expected you will pay for it BEFORE HUB DAY.
How it works:
It is an OPT OUT system. If you don;' wish an order you MUST suspend an order BEFORE your Order Creation 9pm.
Two parts to ordering: Start Order and SPLITS (Box Sharing).
For Start Order you can have your say by doing a 'Wish List Vote'. This is a Vote and your Hubster will get a summary of everyone's wishes.
Fruit and veg only in Start Order.
How much you get in Start Order is based on household size. When Start Order is published, you get an email alert and you can omit 3 things out. You get lots of extras but as we're a Social Enterprise so we care about those doing it tough. Some Hubs have a few extras for a Kindness Box for a family in need. Ask your Hubster about this as you may wish to donate more to it.
IN SPLITS (box sharing) OPT IN
Fruit, Veg, Groceries, Bread, eggs, and Chill (meats).
Fruit, veg, bread, eggs you pay and delivered this week to the Hub.
**Groceries take more time to organise so you pay this week and collect following week.
There is minimum the group must achieve for various items. When you achieve the minimum requirement then anything over that is included in the order. eg: 35 apples are purchased (the minimum) and any number over that is sent to the Hub.
Minimums for the following.
* For Bread there is a minimum Total Hub spend of $30.
* For Groceries there is a minimum Total Hub spend of $75. Select what you want but be ready to jump in and help, if need, to add more to get the box sold.
The reason why you wait a week - The wholesaler for groceries freshly roast nuts, packs the goods so you order this week, pay and the groceries are delivered the following Hub week.
Groceries come in soft plastics that can be recycled.
So, how do I cut my food bill?
On average you will save up to 40% on your order compared to online supermarket pricing. This is based on an overall basket not individual items. There may be exceptions when the market is volatile due to weather emergencies and other unforeseen crisis.
Check out Box Divvy Instagram @boxdivvy where you will find Price Comparisons and the Box Divvy Facebook pages for each Hub.
This is best illustrated by using an example:
Farmers typically receive 65-70c in every dollar you spend, and they’ll receive it within days of you placing the order. By contrast, of your supermarket dollar, farmers receive less than 30c – and they often have to wait 30-60 days to get paid, as these are the standard terms by which the major supermarkets operate.
Box Divvy takes produce straight from where it is produced, to where you collect it: to the Hub. So there is no added costs for infrastructure like storage facilities, high shop electricity bills, huge food waste.
Our prices are compared to online supermarket pricing. So Box Divvy help you to take control of the food supply chain.
When do I put in Credit/Debit card?
Usually you do this at registration and your information stays with Eway Payment Gateway.
You need a Debit or Credit card (Mastercard or Visa only). A Debit Card needs a Visa or Mastercard logo on it and you should be able to get from the bank easily.
I’m on a budget. Can I keep to that?
Yes, you can spend as little or as much as you want but the guide is your Starting Order roughly between $20-$25. Speak to your Hubster as it will vary Hub to Hub depending on Starting Order size, your household size and how many items you take out of your Starting Order.
At Box Divvy we want to change the food system and one of the ways is to make the process more transparent. You will see at the bottom of MY ORDER -
Transport fee - It costs money to get the produce from the farmer and food wholesalers to the Hub.
Hubster fee - This is 12% of what you spend. There is a value on someone organising your Hub, providing information and educational material, packing your order and answering your questions.
What if I can't find a Hub?
If there is no Hub the Registration Form will say,
No Hub has opened up in your area, but please register your interest so we can keep you posted!
We will contact you when a Hub is available.
Important - please read before registering:
IT IS AN OPT OUT system. You get an order unless you suspend BEFORE Order Creation.
- You have a standing order unless you cancel your order. You must cancel BEFORE the start of the order cycle (usually 5 days before pick-up). If you don't cancel in time, you will have a Starting order and will be charged. Even if you cancel Box Divvy membership, after Order Creation, that order will be there for that coming week. and you are expected to pay for it
- You can skip weeks, or have a fortnightly order - but if you only want to purchase occasionally, Box Divvy is probably not for you. Hubsters expect you to order weekly or at least fortnightly. If you want to order every 6 weeks Box Divvy is not for you - you are part of a community and the coop places are limited.
- You are buying as a member of a larger group. Items in SPLITS will only be added to the Hub order if the minimum quantity is reached: either the minimum required for that item is sold ie: 35 apples, or the supplier's minimum order value (e.g. $30) is reached. That means you may not get everything you wanted (but what you'll receive, you'll get at incredibly low prices).
CHECK YOUR ORDER.
You will likely go in twice to do your order. Once when the Start Order is published and set up a SPLIT or join Splits. You may then go in on the day of cut-off to look what Splits you want to join. When you have done your order check it under the TAB - MY ORDER.