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Wubba Wubba!
It is official.

Frodo. and I.
Are now Toy Testers for Kohepets.

And of course.

New collaboration = New Promo for our readers!

Happy with my toy loot from Kohepets. Frodo and I will play toy testers and review these toys




Terms and Conditions:

  1. Promo codes valid for ONE purchase only.
  2. You can only use EITHER of the promo codes, not both.
  3. FREE DELIVERY for purchase over $60.00.
  4. Flapper10 entitles you to 10% total purchase discount. Valid till 15th May 2017.
  5. Kohe8 entitles you to $8.00 total purchase discount. No expiry on this!
  6. Happy shopping!
So... if you are a bargain hunter and don't really care for our review, please proceed on to Kohepets website and start shopping now.

However, if you'd like to know our story about the collaboration and our review on Kohepets, please feel free to read on! 😝





A Long Road to 'Yes'

Kohepets first approached us, Frodo and I, back in November 2016. I paw-sed to ponder for a long long time. You see, after our long-awaited sponsorship from Wellness Pet Food aka Silversky Pets came to fruition last August (2016), I was elated and content. I happily told Frodo, "Bro, this is it! We have Barkery covering our birthday cakes and Probiotics, Petvoq on those smart toys, Silversky on our staple food.... and of course, Uncle Nic for our photos!"

Kohepets is an online pet store which means they carry many many MANY products/brands = potential conflict of interest with our current collaborators/sponsors.  Frodo and I are not 'pasar malam' (flea market) style or 'anything free we take'. So at that point of time, I did not know how or what we could collaborate with Kohepets. It was like... taking on an entire supermarket or department store! *guffaw*

However, a Miss U was very very patient with me and understood my apprehension. I was very ready to say 'no' but I could sense her sincerity in wanting to work with us so I asked her to give me some time to ponder... and comb through their online store to see if there's anything we could work with.

💡 Did you know...
Kohepets is the only pet store (as of now) that carries the products of the brands I work with... except Sony Action Cam.

Dilemma, it was.

I looked at Frodo and asked him, "Bro... What should we do for Kohepets?"

Frodo shook his infamous face-slapping butt and replied, "I don't care! Come play with me! Play! Play!"

Oh Frodo!

Hang on....
Play.
Maybe. Just maybe.

When one is out of ideas, start with cat. 'Play'. Toy-shopping is fun!

Yep! Me thinks.... Frodo and I could safely be Toy Testers for Kohepets - even though we are already collaborating with Petvoq on their toys. We will just need to be careful to select toys that do not conflict with their product type.

We originally only wanted to be 'Kong' toys tester but blah blah blah blah blah...... no. Then more blah blah blah blah blah..... you wouldn't want to know what we were haggling with Kohepets.

Anywoof, it only took four months before we became the official 'Toy Testers'.

Whatever the blah blah blah blah were, it was time to go toy shopping at Kohepets with our given budget.

I spied with my blonde eye lashes and had already paw-marked the toys I wanted from the earlier snoop at Kohepets.


Online Shopping @ Kohepets
by Flapper's Mummy

First and foremost, I must confess.

I have not shopped at a pet shop for a long time (years!) nor purchased pet products online locally. For those who have read my earlier posts would know that I'm pretty no-fuss with the 'kiddos'. Just the necessities and that's that. Even their existing toys were the boys' birthday presents from a few years back.

Online "window-shopping"? Yes. Quite a few times, actually. So have I seen Kohepets online store before?  Yes. In fact, prior to this collaboration, I knew that they have quite an extensive catalogue of pet products. I do search for specific pet products locally now and again and Mr Google do tend to return with 'Kohepets' as one of the top search results.

The other thing I know about Kohepets.... it carries a good range of kitty condos and kitty products. I have been wanting to get a cat condo for the two meows so I have looked at their cat condos quite a few times.

Thanks to the boys latest collaboration, I was 'forced' to surf through Kohepets quite thoroughly... more than once. Like with all the boys' other collaborators and sponsors, we aim to give good honest reviews.

So let's begin with....


Navigating the website 

Kohepets overall website layout is kept simplistic which makes it easy on the eye. Their menu bar contains eight categories - Dogs, Cats, Small Pet, Health, Play, Grooming, Sleep, Sale.

Seems pretty straightforward except that as one knows.... any given pet shop would have hundreds and thousands of products so that's when the 'fun' begin of looking at the submenu with my failing eyesight.

A screenshot of Kohepets Home Page with the submenu displayed. The very long submenu which is neatly categorized. Or should this be considered as sub-categorized?
Overall, navigating around the website is pleasant. The page loading is fast (important!). The search function is responsive. I cannot really complain in those areas.

Yep. There's always a BUT.


  • Shopping by Brand

This, however, is not all that user-friendly unless you are very certain that you are there only to shop for that one brand. What happens is, you select the brand you want to shop. It effectively brings up the product range by brand.

But when you want to snoop at other brands, you need to either:

a) Click the x next to the brand at the sidebar which will bring you back to the 'Dog Toys' main page; or

b) Click on 'Dog Toys' on the main menu bar. That's where you'll end up anyway.

The moment you select by brand, the rest of the brands "disappears" from the sidebar which can make it pretty annoying if you are 'window-shopping'.


  • Shopping by Price

The option of shopping by price though... while deciding which dog toys to select for the boys, it was quite hilarious really.

$0.00 - $99.99 (814)
$100 and above (1)

I think you get my point. That becomes redundant as a search option when shopping for small items. It is as good as shopping from the main 'dog toys' page and comb through 34 pages worth of toys.

But here's the good news... at least almost all the toys sit under $100!


  • No Page Navigation 'First' and 'Last' Page Option

With the gazillion of dog toys they carry, it would have been nice to have had the option to select display number.

Okay, I'm exaggerating with 'gazillion. Kohepets carries 815 dog toys. 'Kong' dominates with 321 toys.

Each page displays 24/48/72 items. That's 34/17/12 (respectively) pages worth which one won't know till you realize there's no 'Last Page' option. OR! Say you diligently comb till some page 20 and decided you want to see that toy at page 5....

Good luck.


It's all about the money money money...

Can you hear Jessie J's "Price Tag" playing at the background?

Let's face it.

It's all about the price, innit? Whether we are pet owners or not, we always look at the price tag - be it physical or online shopping. And I can safely stereotype that there's an expectation for products sold online to be cheaper... way cheaper.

I am the self-proclaimed stingy non-shopaholic dog mama who does not part her money for frivolous pet items. Of course I do look see things online that makes me go "oh so cute!" but that's about it.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...

Let's see how Kohepets prices compare against the 'regular' retail price on our favourite things.
A quick look at Kohepets prices on our favourite things.

Disclaimer:
This is not an extended list of price comparison of how Kohepets prices sit against the other retailers. There are too many pet shops around (over 200 listed pet shops in our tiny red dot country!) and pet products are NOT price controlled.

The quick price comparison I made is just a quick view of how Kohepets prices sit against the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) and/or the prices as sold by the retailer itself (i.e. Barkery and Petvoq).


For those who may prefer a pictorial walk-thru of Our Favourite Things.... Click on the image to bring you to the actual product(s) page at Kohepets!

 Minipets Pet Bed

 Wellness Core Dog Food

 Wellness Cat Food

 Bark2Basics Ear Cleaner

 Tropiclean Shampoo

 Washbar Shampoo



 Zeal

 Smartpult Ball Launcher


And Let The Toy Shopping Begins!
by Flapper Choo

So after mummy's generic price comparison (Frodo and I were snoozing away while she obsessed over it) to get a feel of where Kohepets sits at in their pricing, it was time for ME to squander away my budget on toys.

I had already paw-marked a couple of toys while snooping around their store but I wanted to make sure that my selection of toys was sensible - a variety of toys for indoor use, outdoor use and well, something to keep my wise brains active.

Wubba Wubba!
One of my favourite swimming toy which Frodo had lost it out at sea. Wubba Wubba! I have not one, but TWO, Wubba again!
That Kong Wubba toy was the first thing I selected. We had one of those that we loved for our swim sessions BUT in typical Frodo style, he lost one at sea. I was secretly happy that I had a bit of budget to get not one, but TWO Wubba!

After spending 2 days going through Kohepets 815 items worth of toys and deciding EXACTLY which toys I should get for Frodo and me. I was very happy with my loot as I "checked out" and tapping my paws impatiently daily as I awaited delivery.


"Delivered in 2 Days"

That's Kohepets promise on their online store that their delivery turnaround time is 2 days.

You know how when you are waiting for that special something to arrive and that 2 days can feel like 2 years?

Yep!

That was how it felt like!

I placed my toys order on 26th February (Sunday) morning. I received an SMS on Tuesday early evening if it could be delivered the next day between 1-5 pm. Of course they could! I was prancing around at home counting down to the delivery.

And indeed it was delivered within the suggested day and time. I guess it was considered as "in 2 days" since ordering on a Sunday equates to ordering on a Monday.

No issues about the delivery and the toys were packed well. No damaged toys or torn packaging.


Give That Dog Some Food
Help a homeless animal by donating necessities here! Shelters and animal rescue organisations like Friends of SevenOSCAS & Uncle Khoe’s K9 have lots of homeless animals to care for and feed! 

You can help them by donating kibble, canned food & anti-parasite medication; everything is priced at up to 38% off exclusively for animal shelters. Simply indicate in the Comments at Checkout which shelter you wish to donate to, and we'll take care of the rest.

Just thought I'd give a noteworthy mention here. Indeed! Kohepets has a "Donate" section (under "Sale" on the main menu) for anyone interested in donating food, shampoo or Revolution to the shelters. Limited choices but hey! A whopping 38% off (almost at cost price) and Kohepets will do the delivery to your selected shelter... is definitely worth a mention!


Now... Time To Start Testing Those New Toys!

With all that said about Kohepets, it is time for me to start on my new job as a toy tester!

So I lie.... I have already finished testing all the new toys. 😜

Please be patient as I slowly put together my review of each toy.

I'm an old man.

I prefer playing to working.

I'll get my first toy review out.

Soon.


In the meantime... Happy Shopping! 



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