The governments of Selangor and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur have officially announced a partnership with Grab Malaysia that will see the homegrown company working with state councils to digitise our beloved Bazar Ramadan in order to serve Malaysians from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia says that the partnership stems from concerns over micro-entrepreneurs and social sellers who won’t be able to make money during the busiest period of the year.
“Without a physical presence this year, they may not yield the same sales as before. Therefore, we want to support them to go cashless and expand their reach to millions of Grab users and use our ecosystem with services like GrabPay, GrabFood and GrabExpress* to help them continue to thrive and deliver their goods directly to Malaysian homes, be it bazar favourites, cookies or Hari Raya outfits,” he said.
As a mobile tech platform, Grab has always encouraged businesses to embrace the digital economy to grow their business. The company recently took a stand to support small, independent restaurants and hawkers by boosting their visibility and demand with Grab’s ‘Local Heroes’ campaign, as they are least likely able to weather the harsh economic storms ahead.
With Selangor and the Federal Territory as pioneers, Grab is actively engaging with other state councils on the possibility of digitising their local Bazar Ramadan merchants to safeguard the income of micro-entrepreneurs.
In addition to making e-Bazar Ramadan a reality, Grab also has two other initiatives to bring the spirit of Ramadan to the homes of Malaysians, while supporting the small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs.
Firstly, Grab has collaborated with its wide selection of restaurant partners to curate menus with timeless Ramadan favourites like Ayam Percik, Murtabak and Roti John to be available on GrabFood during the fasting month.
Secondly, Grab is welcoming social sellers and home-based micro-entrepreneurs throughout Malaysia to leverage on their nationwide network of more than 100K delivery partners to help them serve their online customers in a more convenient and efficient manner.
Businesses and local councils who are keen to tap into Grab’s resources can reach out to the company HERE. Beginning on April 9, Malaysians can also enjoy up to 30% when they shop and pay online
with GrabPay for their festive needs through Grab’s ‘Raya Deals Dari Rumah’ promotion.