Grab will add five more markets across Selangor to its ‘Pasar by GrabMart’ service in its endeavour to empower and ensure that small traditional businesses and micro-entrepreneurs will not be left behind as the country transitions to a digitised nation. The initiative allows customers to buy fresh produce, spices, poultry, seafood and meat directly from the TTDI Market in the comfort of their home. Grab’s Ramadan partnership with local governments and organisations will also give it a larger stage to accelerate its support for small traditional businesses and micro-entrepreneurs.
The company has been actively supporting restaurants with immediate cash flow through its zero-interest, ‘Deferred Commissions’ programme. It further introduced zero-commissions for self-pickup orders and absorbs all related transaction costs for orders received via social channels with a GrabPay payment option. The company also mobilised more than 100,000 GrabCar drivers not only to support the increase in demand for delivery services but also to ensure that the latter continue to have an income throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period which has greatly impacted the e-hailing business.