Maybank has launched its own online platform to help local hawkers who are facing difficulties amidst the movement control order (MCO). Through the “Sama-Sama Lokal” initiative, small businesses are listed on the bank’s site to gain visibility, and Maybank will cover the external delivery fee for hawkers who do not offer delivery services.
According to Maybank, the platform is meant to get these local businesses the awareness they need, especially for those which are less tech savvy and hit hard by the lack of foot traffic due to recent events. Currently, Sama-Sama Lokal has merchants from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Johor, although the platform is still open to listing more merchants from all over the country.
You can view the list of merchants and what they have to offer whether you are a Maybank customer or not. You may make any orders by placing them directly with the vendor through the contact details provided and opt for either self-collection or delivery via a third-party delivery service provider. Payment can be made via instant transfer or Maybank QR Pay.
As an additional form of assistance to both merchants and users, Maybank will absorb the delivery charges for up to 10km distance at selected areas. For delivery distances above 10km, there will be an additional fee of RM1 for each subsequent km.
Maybank is also encouraging users to help identify any struggling food or sundry shops within their own communities so that the bank can help spread awareness of these merchants to the public. You can recommend a local merchant to Maybank by filling up a form here.
In addition to local hawkers, the Sama-Sama Lokal platform also lists other local businesses such as grocers, health services, and alternative meal options on its site. Moreover, those who are looking to stock up on essentials can visit the Maybank2u marketplace to enjoy exclusive discounts from partners such as Watsons, Zalora, and Hermo.
Find out more about the Maybank Sama-Sama Lokal platform here.