Grab has launched a new feature, Pasar, where customers can buy fresh produce, poultry, meat, and seafood from local markets and have it delivered to their homes. This new service is part of Grab’s ongoing efforts to cater to the needs of customers during the Movement Control Order period.
According to Grab, Pasar is an extension of GrabMart, one of Grab’s existing services that delivers everyday items purchased from pharmacies and convenience stores. Pasar will start delivering from the TTDI Market, and Grab hopes to expand into more local markets in the future.
Grab will also be making GrabMart available in Penang, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, and Ipoh by 25 March. “We hope to serve more homes with daily essentials, health products and immunity-boosters, sanitisers, and even snacks and beverages,” said Sean Goh, country head of Grab Malaysia.
Interestingly, Grab also launched another new feature alongside Pasar and the GrabMart expansion – a self-pickup option for GrabFood called Tapau. GrabFood customers were meant to be able to order from participating restaurants, pay in advance on the Grab app, and pick up their food from the restaurant upon notification.
However, Grab has since suspended the self-pickup option. “Respecting the latest update from our Prime Minister announced this afternoon, Grab will be suspending the ‘self pick-up’ option which was launched today,” said a Grab spokesperson yesterday. “Grab is supportive of the government’s initiatives in flattening the curve of Covid-19 and will continue to work closely with relevant authorities during these trying times.”