- GrabPay expands its merchant network to include everyday household brands such as Giant, Mydin, Watsons, Zalora and more, to cater to all Malaysians as the Everyday, Everything app.
- This is part of Grab’s effort to make cashless payments more convenient and accessible, inline with the government’s national agenda.
- GrabPay offers Malaysians a head start on their 11.11 shopping with exclusive promotions and deals with participating GrabPay merchants.
Petaling Jaya, 7 November 2019 – GrabPay, Grab’s in-app e-wallet, is expanding its breath of offline and online merchants nationwide. The list includes a variety of merchants such as hypermarkets (Giant, Tesco and Mydin), health and beauty retailers (Watsons and Guardian), cinema outlet (MBO Cinemas), fast food chains (Dominos), convenience stores (99 Speedmart) and other retailers such as Zalora and Petron (by 15th November 2019).
The expansion of the merchant network will automatically make cashless payments via GrabPay more widely accessible nationwide, compared to the previously eight cities GrabPay was available in.
This expansion is part of Grab’s vision to meet the everyday needs of consumers in major cities and townships across the nation while driving the national agenda of nurturing a cashless culture in Malaysia. The addition of almost 3,600 number of touchpoints to GrabPay’s fast growing number of merchants is a testament of the e-wallet’s commitment to provide Malaysians, regardless of their location, access to the seamless and frictionless convenience of digital payments.
Ooi Huey Tyng, Managing Director of GrabPay Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, said, “As Malaysia’s homegrown and Southeast Asia’s leading e-wallet, we want to grow a digitally savvy community and be the everyday, everything e-wallet for our users. Our strategic alliance with like-minded partners such as Maybank and Paynet (DuitNow QR), and with these household brands, is just one example of how we are innovating our e-wallet to meet our consumers needs while growing the cashless culture especially in Malaysia through a single platform that they are already familiar with using it to book their rides or order food.”
A Cash-lite Malaysia
In line with the recent announcement of the 2020 National Budget, the focus to increase the adoption of cashless payments in Malaysia resonates with Grab’s vision of leveraging on technology to benefit the masses, which is to improve digital inclusion and literacy, and to empower micro-entrepreneurs and SMEs.
A progressive, cashless economy would not only benefit consumers but also help micro-entrepreneurs and SMEs grow their business without the cost, burden and safety concerns that comes with managing cash. According to Bank Negara, the adoption of electronic based payments can save Malaysia upto 1% of the country’s GDP (estimated more than RM3 billion) due to the cost of cash-based transactions.
A head start to the 11.11 shopping fever
To give GrabPay users a head start for the online shopping season, together with their partners, GrabPay is introducing their very own 11.11 deals. Beginning from November 1 to 11, selected online and offline GrabPay merchants are offering consumers exclusive promotions and deals when they pay with their GrabPay wallet.
Ooi adds, “Our 11.11 promo deals enables consumers to receive better savings when they shop at our online and offline merchants. Moving forward, we will continue to introduce new touch points for consumers to go cashless whilst enhancing the overall cashless experience by making it affordable and rewarding.”
Exclusive 11.11 GrabPay Offers
- Viu: RM 1 for 1 Week Premium Access
- MBO: RM 1 for RM5 MBO Voucher
- Photobook: RM 1 for one 6”x 6” 20 page Hardcover Simplebook
- The Alley: Buy 1, Get 2nd Item for 50% off
- Ninjaz: RM 0.11 for 1 full glue tempered glass
- myBurgerLab: RM 1 for all sides
- Zalora: RM 1 for RM 11 Zalora Voucher
- Firefly: RM 1 for RM 11 Firefly Voucher
- Hermo: RM 1 for RM 11 Hermo Voucher
*All deals are only applicable for 1 time purchase per user. For more information about the 11.11 promo, please click HERE.
Grab is the leading super app in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter most to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 163 million mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants and agents. Grab has the region’s largest land transportation fleet and has completed over 3 billion rides since its founding in 2012. Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food and package delivery services, across 339 cities in eight countries.