Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

2C2P partners with ShopeePay for increased digital payment options in SEA

Manila, Philippines – Global payments platform 2C2P has partnered with ShopeePay, the integrated mobile wallet from e-commerce platform Shopee, to increase access to digital payments for consumers and merchants in Southeast Asia. Through the partnership, ShopeePay will be enabled as a payment option to 2C2P’s extensive merchant network across five markets in Southeast Asia, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

With ShopeePay as a payment option for 2C2P’s regional merchant network, businesses and retailers can accept cash-free payments seamlessly, manage and track their finances with ease, and attract more offline traffic to expand their customer base. Consequently, ShopeePay users can securely pay and earn Shopee coins to gain rewards at an increased number of participating merchants.

Agnes Chua, executive director for business and product development at 2C2P, said that the partnership fast-tracks advanced digital solutions for merchants and banks to enhance sales, transaction volume, competitive edge, and streamline services.

“2C2P is excited to partner with ShopeePay to provide access to a broader range of convenient payment options with seamless integration to our merchant network. We are already working together in Singapore and Thailand and this extended partnership showcases the synergies of our collaboration. Now, with ShopeePay, merchants can operate at lower costs, expand their reach to more customers, and boost sales conversions,” Chua said.

Meanwhile, Ruoshan Tao, head of ShopeePay Online in the Philippines, commented, “ShopeePay is looking forward to working closely with 2C2P to enable their merchant network to capture more sales in a secure and seamless manner and give consumers a more convenient and rewarding cashless payment experience. ShopeePay is committed to improving access to digital payments and to better the lives of individuals and businesses through technology.”

2C2P recently announced a partnership with hoolah, a buy now, pay later provider to enable seamless BNPL integration for Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong merchants.

Marketing Featured Southeast Asia

ShopeePay further eyes top e-wallet status via tie-up with PH’s Puregold

Manila, Philippines –ShopeePay, Shopee’s in-app digital wallet, is fast becoming an entity of its own, with the e-commerce continuously introducing partners and features that move it beyond its primary function – as payment for orders on the platform. This time, ShopeePay in the Philippines has partnered with one of the leading supermarkets in the country, Puregold. 

The tie-up will see the leverage of the use of QR codes for over-the-counter grocery purchases. Puregold has over 406 branches nationwide. The shopper, once at the cashier of any branch, will only need to inform first that he intends to pay with ShopeePay. Once the shopper goes to his ShopeePay wallet action bar, he will need to tap ‘Scan’, and click QR / Barcode, and enter his 6-digit ShopeePay PIN. The shopper will then present the generated QR code to the cashier for scanning, and receive a confirmation of the payment once done.

“Puregold is excited to partner with ShopeePay for this initiative. At Puregold, we want to give our customers only the best kind of service and overall quality shopping experience, and that includes easier and safer payment methods. Through the convenience of digital payments, we aim to increase customer enthusiasm while consumers maintain their purchasing power,” said Ferdinand Vincent Co, the president of Puregold.

Meanwhile, Martin Yu, the director of Shopee Philippines, commented, “We are always thrilled to partner with one of the Filipinos’ favorite brands, such as Puregold. Through ShopeePay, we strive to ensure that users can shop and pay with ease. In addition to the ease of use, ShopeePay offers several benefits to users which include convenience, a seamless user experience, security, and greater cost savings.” 

By using ShopeePay, shoppers can also enjoy up to 20% cashback starting today, 21 April until 31 December 2021.

Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

ShopeePay encourages Filipino shoppers to go cashless at ‘4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival’

Manila, Philippines – ShopeePay, Shopee’s in-app digital wallet, will be running its cashless festival for the second time, this time, for its 4.4 platform sale. 

The special sale, called ‘ShopeePay Cashless Festival’, aims to encourage Filipino app users to shop, buy load, and pay bills through the digital wallet. The previously held cashless festival by Shopee was in February, while the currently ongoing festival will run up to 25 March.

All Shopee users who will pay via ShopeePay during the event will get to enjoy free shipping for a minimum spend of ₱149 on various categories. There will be sitewide free shipping vouchers redeemable for today for a minimum spend of ₱199, which will be released throughout the day in limited quantities. Meanwhile, there will be another all-day sitewide free shipping slated on 4 April. 

ShopeePay users can also enjoy exclusive ₱1 deals and different offers from local fast food brands, such as Jollibee, McDonald’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts, as well as Domino’s. Furthermore, on the festival’s slated last day 25 March, there will be flash deals for load buying throughout the day. Shoppers can get ₱20 load for only ₱10, and ₱50 load for only ₱37.

By using ShopeePay, shoppers can earn more coins cashback that they can use to get discounts on their next shopping spree.

Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

ShopeePay appeals to unbanked users with new TouchPay tie-up

Manila, Philippines As more Filipinos adopt cashless payment methods, ShopeePay, Shopee’s in-app digital wallet, has partnered with local automated payment services provider, TouchPay, to add more options for shoppers to top up their e-wallets. 

With over 600 locations in the Philippines, ShopeePay users can add to their balance through TouchPay’s automated payment machines (APM). 

The partnership with TouchPay aims to strengthen Shopee’s digital payments ecosystem to meet the rising digital adoption, where through TouchPay, those that remain unbanked and uncarded can top up their mobile wallets using cash.

To top up ShopeePay via TouchPay, users only need to go to any TouchPay APM, following the selection of TouchPay as their payment method. After paying with cash, users will then receive a receipt for confirmation with the top-up amount to be credited to ShopeePay within 24 hours.

TouchPay machines can be found in known establishments such as Ayala Malls, SMDC, and Watsons, as well as Mercury Drug branches, among others.

Martin Yu, the director of Shopee Philippines, said, “ShopeePay is excited for this opportunity to better serve our users. As users increasingly embrace digital payments, ShopeePay aims to enable consumers to transact more conveniently with us. We are committed to excellent service and will continue to provide the best online shopping experience to our customers this 2021.”

Other available ShopeePay top-up channels are GCash, 7-Eleven CliQQ, and ECPay, as well as Bayad Center, and LBC Bills Payment, among others. Shopee users with bank accounts are also able to top up using online banking and over-the-counter.

SME Featured Southeast Asia

Shopee PH offers new education, enhancement tools to plug MSMEs to online ventures

Manila, Philippines – Shopee continues to be steadfast in its mission to bring more MSMEs online by offering new educational and enhancement tools and services in aiding MSMEs’ business activities to be more seamless and effective.

The newest announcement from Shopee is in response to the growing number of online merchants in their platform as physical stores close down during the pandemic. Shopee will initially show support for MSMEs by developing the Shopee Seller Education Hub, maintaining a robust digital infrastructure, and reinforcing partnerships with various organizations. 

Shopee’s tools announcement are the company’s commitment to expand its digital network to help retailers future-proof their businesses, embrace digitalization, and establish a successful online presence.

“The global situation has accelerated digital transformation, as more brands and MSMEs explore the opportunities of e-commerce to reach a wider audience. As the marketing landscape changes at a rapid pace, Shopee will continue to offer improved in-app features and initiatives to cater to the growing demand for e-commerce here in the Philippines,” said Martin Yu, director at Shopee Philippines.

The Shopee Seller Education Hub functions in the way that it hosts modules on how to cultivate an online presence and boost sales. Such ‘masterclasses’ include sharing how-tos on running effective campaigns and growing the business, proper guidelines on handling return and refund requests, managing listing assets, boosting sales using available marketing tools, and creating awareness of the target market through activity and business insights.

Furthermore, Shopee helps sellers maximize their online presence by offering their in-app features such as Shopee Live, which helps them engage more with customers through polls and games, and Shopee’s in-app digital wallet ShopeePay that allows sellers to withdraw their earnings conveniently.

“Shopee wants to make e-commerce accessible for everyone. Our goal is to evolve quickly to cater to our customers’ and sellers’ needs. Shopee continuously provides different initiatives that enable our retailers to go digital easily and quickly. It is a commitment that we take seriously, and we will continue to connect people and businesses, support MSMEs’ transition to a digital economy, and power the next wave of growth in the industry,” Yu added.

Shopee also revealed that it is strengthening its partnerships locally, teaming up with regional and provincial offices of the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), as well as with online sellers through various regions and provinces of the country, and with organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to which they provided more than 500 women entrepreneurs with integrated digital marketing training.

Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

PH’s PLDT Home, ShopeePay team up for e-payment convenience

Manila, Philippines – Local-based telecommunications company PLDT has recently partnered up with e-commerce Shopee’s payment platform ShopeePay to bring convenience to payment gateways for services provided by the local telco.

The recent partnership aims at providing more payment service options for PLDT customers in settling their payments for postpaid plans, WiFi, and other bills.

Users can pay through ShopeePay in the Shopee app, under the “Load, Bills & eServices” option.

Accompanying the recent partnership is a chance for PLDT Home subscribers to receive rewards just by paying through the ShopeePay platform. Users may enjoy Shopee coin cashbacks for the following promos:

  • 300 Shopee coins cashback when users pay every Monday, Thursday, and on November 11 by using the voucher code PLDTBILL300.
  • 250 Shopee coins cashback every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with the voucher code PLDTBILL250
  • 200 and 150 Shopee coins cashback respectively when they pay their bills with PLDTBILL200 and PLDTBILL150 voucher codes

“As more consumers are turning to our platform to stay connected and fulfill their daily needs, we are committed to providing them easy access to digital payment services such as ShopeePay for seamless payment,” said Martin Yu, associate director at Shopee Philippines.

Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

Philippines’ Smart Communications partners with Shopee, enables postpaid users to settle bill via ShopeePay

Manila, Philippines – Philippine mobile service provider Smart Communications has teamed up with Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee to give Smart postpaid users the option of paying their bill through ShopeePay.

Regulated under the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, ShopeePay is a mobile wallet which allows users to cash in and pay for items within the Shopee app.

With this partnership, Smart postpaid users can easily and securely pay for their postpaid bill directly on the Shopee app.

To pay for their postpaid bill, users need to log-in to the Shopee app, activate the ShopeePay wallet, and then top up with their selected payment method. Afterwards, users need to go to “Load, Bills & eServices,” tap “Postpaid Mobile” and then “Select Smart or Sun as the Biller.”

Subscribers of Smart Bro Postpaid and Sun Postpaid can also use the feature. Pay settlement through ShopeePay will also allow users to redeem Shopee coins which can be used for other purchases in the Shopee app.