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Monday, 16 April 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Phone is all you need for grocery shopping

SIBU: Delta-The Market Place has become the first supermarket in Sarawak to offer cashless mobile payment option.

With the Maybank QRPay facility, all that a customer needs to do when making payment for purchases is to scan the QR Code on mobile device via the Maybank2u app.

Delta Berhad managing director Hii King Sien said the company decided to adopt the system because it would benefit both the customers and the supermarket’s operations.

“We no longer have to spend up to 15 minutes to calculate the day’s sales.

“As for our customers, it is a very convenient way to pay.

“All they have to do is to scan the QR Code and the payment will be made instantly.

Hii (black and white stripe shirt) and Tiew (third from left) with staff members of the supermarket at the launch of the e-payment system.
Hii (black and white stripe shirt) and Tiew (third from left) with staff members of the supermarket at the launch of the e-payment system.

“If they forget to bring their wallet, they can opt for this option,” she said.

She noted that it was apt to go cashless in this era of information technology.

“We are very proud to be the first in the state to use cashless mobile payment. We were also the first in the country to use electronic price tags in 2001 before others followed suit,” she added.

Maybank Sibu branch manager Shirley Tiew told reporters at the launch of the mobile payment option that the supermarket was the first to sign up for the system.

“In Sarawak, they are the first for supermarket,” she said.

As the company is also using the system at its Tom’s Too Cafe, customers who use it to pay for their bills will receive free bread as rewards.