Penangites will be able to get fresh produce, poultry, seafood and meat much faster and convenient with the launching of GrabMart starting this Tuesday.
Consumers will be able to seamlessly purchase their groceries using the Grab app where they pay directly using their GrabPay e-wallet, and have them delivered right to their doorstep.
This partnership between Grab, the leading super app in Southeast Asia, with Penang state government will started off with Pasar Chowrasta before Pasar Batu Lanchang and Pasar Bayan Baru joining the program in August.
A statement from Grab said: “As a homegrown tech enabler and advocate of digitalisation, we are proud to collaborate with the Penang State Government to encourage more local market vendors to participate in the digital economy through our Pasar on GrabMart initiative.
“We welcome and support the state’s aim to accelerate digital transformation in Penang to drive further opportunities especially for local traditional independent businesses, as they adapt to this new normal.”
This initiative is in line with Grab’s on-going commitment to provide Malaysians with safe, convenient and cashless access to everyday essentials whilst helping business owners expand their reach to millions of Grab users on the Grab platform.
Since the start of the movement control period, Grab has made various efforts to help safeguard Malaysians livelihoods and small local businesses who were severely impacted.
This includes piloting Pasar TTDI on GrabMart which then quickly saw the expansion of GrabMart to six additional cities as more traditional vendors got onto the Grab Platform to accelerate the digitalisation of their business and expand their reach, without the financial burden of investing in tech.
“Since March, our market vendors have grown by three times, with one of them receiving more than 40 orders in just 15 minutes!
“This is a testament that both our consumers and market vendors are beginning to see the benefit and convenience of this service to their daily lives and income respectively.
“With the support of the State Government, we hope to be able to see similar success in Penang.
Moving forward, by leveraging on our tech solutions, we are committed to further enable and empower local businesses and communities across Malaysia transition and embrace the digital economy,” said Grab.
It is not a surprise that Grab are optimistic about the partnership with the state government will be another success story as the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 163 million mobile devices.
Grab also has the region’s largest land transportation fleet and has completed over 3 billion rides since its founding in 2012.
Grab offers the widest range of on-demand transport services in the region, in addition to food and package delivery services, across 339 cities in eight countries.
Meanwhile reported in BERNAMA, Grab Malaysia Northern & East Coast senior regional manager Teoh Tsin Yok said Pasar Batu Lanchang and Pasar Bayan Baru would also be available on GrabMart by August.
“In March, during the Movement Control Order (MCO) we have launched our very first pasar on GrabMart which is Pasar Besar TTDI, to help safeguard Malaysians livelihoods and small local businesses who were severely impacted.
“Since March, our market vendors have grown by three times, with one of them receiving more than 40 orders in just 15 minutes,” he said. – BACALAHMALAYSIA.MY