Mydin customers can now pay for their purchases at the local wholesale and retail chain via ShopeePay. This comes following Mydin’s announcement that its outlets across Malaysia are now enabled to accept payment via the e-wallet, making it the first hypermarket in the country to do so.
According to the managing director of Mydin, Datuk Dr Ameer Ali Mydin, the introduction of ShopeePay as an additional payment method will help to increase payment efficiency, especially with over thousands of transactions being carried out in Mydin’s outlets. This is because it speeds up the payment process as compared to payment by cash over the counter.
Additionally, the use of ShopeePay will encourage customers to opt for contactless payment amidst rising Covid-19 concerns. “Where systems are in place, it will also minimise the chance of human error. We are doing our best to break the chain of Covid-19. Contactless payment, most importantly, is an effective precautionary measure to minimise the contact and protect our staff and customers in stores,” said Datuk Ameer in a statement.
The head of ShopeePay, Alain Yee also chimed in to say that all parties are striving to ensure safety and security, including those in the retail sector. “As such, it is timely that businesses adopt contactless payments, such as using ShopeePay as a measure to further minimise risk,” he said.
Yee further commented that with rewards such as cashback being offered, the Malaysian public can be persuaded to adopt contactless payment more quickly. The adoption of such payments also aligns with the nation’s vision towards a cashless society.
To kick off this new initiative, Mydin is now running a promotion where customers can earn a one-time RM4 cashback when they spend a minimum of RM10 via ShopeePay. This ongoing deal will end on 28 February 2021, or when it is fully redeemed. Meanwhile, first-time ShopeePay users at Mydin will receive an RM8 voucher when they spend a minimum of RM25 on their first transaction.
Aside from that, ShopeePay users can also tap into a separate daily deal that gives them RM3 cashback with a minimum spend of RM15 in a single transaction.
(Source: New Straits Times)