29th December 2021 - 2 min read
Petronas-backed fuel e-payment app Setel has now expanded its services and availability, allowing users to also utilise it at selected physical shops and online stores other than Petronas.
With this, Setel users will be able to make payments with the app at physical stores such as PETRONAS AutoExpert workshops, DTOX Car Service, Tealive, and Subway. It is also accepted at 200 selected online stores via payment gateway service provider iPay88. These include supermarkets and grocery marts, F&B and health and beauty merchants, as well as insurance platforms.
On top of that, you’ll also be allowed to earn Mesra points for non-Petronas-related transactions, although at a reduced rate of 1 Mesra point for every RM5 spent. Traditionally, you can only earn Mesra points by refuelling at Petronas stations or by purchasing items at Kedai Mesra.
Prior to this update, the utility of Setel is fairly limited; you can only use it to pay for your fuel at Petronas stations, or make purchases from Mesra stores. It also lets you collect up to 3x Mesra points, depending on your membership level.
If you’d like to give this new feature a try at participating physical stores, just go ahead and launch the Setel app, then tap on Pay. From there, scan the merchant’s QR code and pay as normal. Meanwhile, for online purchases with iPay88 merchants, select Setel as your payment method under the e-Wallet category, and then proceed as prompted.
Do note that you cannot use this feature to pay for your fuel at Petronas petrol stations. If you’re paying for petrol, you’ll still have to go back to “Purchase Fuel” on the homepage of the Setel app.
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