In response to the cancellation of Ramadan bazaars due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government of Selangor and Ministry of Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur officially announced their partnership with Grab Malaysia
The homegrown company will be working with state councils to digitise our beloved Ramadan bazaars, so that Malaysians can still enjoy them from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Besides working with the Selangor and Federal Territory state councils, Grab is also actively engaging with other state councils on the possibility of digitising their local Ramadan bazaar merchants to safeguard the income of micro-entrepreneurs.
Grab also has two other initiatives to bring the spirit of Ramadan to the homes of Malaysians, while supporting small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs
First, they have collaborated with a wide selection of restaurant partners to make sure that classic Ramadan bazaar favourites like ayam percik, murtabak, and roti john will be available on GrabFood during the fasting month.
Second, Grab is encouraging social sellers and home-based micro-entrepreneurs throughout Malaysia to leverage on their nationwide network of more than 100,000 delivery partners. This will help them better serve their online customers in a more convenient and efficient manner.
Plus, starting from 9 April onwards, Malaysians can enjoy 30% off when they shop and pay online with GrabPay for their festive needs through Grab’s ‘Raya Deals Dari Rumah’ promotion.
Grab has always encouraged businesses to embrace the digital economy to grow their business, and this new initiative is no exception
“Each year, micro-entrepreneurs and social sellers look forward to the season as their busiest period. They participate in their neighbourhood Ramadan bazaars, and organise pop-up stores across our cities. But 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,” said Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia.
Businesses and sellers who are interested in tapping into Grab's resources can reach out via this website
Local councils who want to look into digitising their Ramadan bazaars can also head over to the same website.
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