Malaysians now have another online avenue where they can get Ramadan refreshments as Bank Muamalat has collaborated with online payment gateway, toyyibPay, to launch Bazar.Delivery. The e-commerce platform is also supported by PayNet via its eFPX payment scheme.
Bazar.Delivery is an online marketplace that brings together merchants, riders, and the public to sell and buy Ramadan delicacies during the ongoing period of movement control order (MCO). It expects to see the onboarding of around 5,000 merchants, and will also provide opportunities for registered delivery riders to earn some income. Currently, the platform is limited only to Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, but there are plans to expand to other areas soon.
To access the services of Bazar.Delivery, consumers can opt to either create an account first or to proceed as a guest. First-time users are also prompted to set their locations before continuing. Once that’s done, you’ll be shown all registered merchants who are available within a 5 to 10km radius of your location. You can then click on the merchants whom you’d like to buy from and make your purchases. You’re also able to put in orders in advance for the next day.
Of course, delivery fees will apply, which appears to start from RM3 onwards. The service also lists two payment options: FPX transfers and debit/credit card, but as of the moment, the latter payment option has not been enabled yet.
“This initiative is part of Bank Muamalat’s contribution to boost the economy and assist the many small and medium enterprises and petty traders – the many ‘Mak Cik Kiahs’ severely impacted during the MCO period. We know that Ramadan bazaars are an important contributor to their livelihood, and we hope that by providing this platform, they will be able to benefit from it,” said the chief executive officer of Bank Muamalat, Khairul Kamaruddin.
The chief executive officer of toyyibPay, Rosli Amir, shared a similar sentiment. “This site will feature a unique assortment of items synonymous with traditional Ramadan bazaars, and enable those observing Ramadan to get their meals for iftar and sahur, as well as other festive items,” he also added.
Aside from Bazar.Delivery, you can also get your Ramadan favourites from other online platforms such as MyEG’s Nak Makan and Grab’s Ramadan initiatives, such as the Grab e-Kitchen, GrabExpress Ramadan, and Ramadan Favourites. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had earlier said that all Ramadan bazaars nationwide would not be allowed during the ongoing MCO. However, the Selangor state government decided to proceed with its e-bazaar proposal as it adopts an operational procedure that is similar to restaurants that are currently allowed to operate.
To find out more about the Bazar.Delivery service, head on over to its website.
(Sources: The Edge Markets)