Malaysians can now pay their bills on the Shopee app, covering a wide range of services ranging from postpaid plans, utilities, and even cable and streaming services.
At launch, Shopee’s bill payments feature covers a large amount of vendors. Maxis postpaid bill is supported, which isn’t available on other bill-payment e-wallets including Grab, Lazada, and Boost. Bills for streaming services such as NJOI and iflix are also supported, as well as Astro under “Cable TV”. Unfortunately, TNB electricity bills isn’t available.
What’s great about Shopee bill payments is the inclusion of Shopee Coins as a payment option. Shopee Coins, which can be collected from the many Shopee games and activities (including voucher usage and regular purchases), can offset 25% of the payment, but is capped at RM30 per day. 1 Shopee Coin is worth 1 sen.
Users can find this feature on the homepage of the Shopee app under the ‘Reloads, Vouchers & Bills’ tab. Here, the different services have all been compiled in one section. Select your desired bill, key in the necessary details, and then proceed to checkout. Apart from paying with ShopeePay, Shopee also accepts credit and debit cards, online banking, and even cash payments at 7-Eleven stores.
To encourage customers to pay their bills with Shopee, the online shopping platform is now offering 3x Shopee coins cashback for all bill payments and online streaming subscriptions. You can use Shopee coins earned from these payments to offset future bills, as well as spend them on e-vouchers and mobile reloads. However, while there is no minimum spend required, cashback is capped at RM3.
Shopee’s bill payments feature follows closely after Lazada announced a similar feature just a few days earlier