Maybank announced that it has integrated its online Sama-Sama Lokal marketplace into its mobile MAE app to further assist Small and Medium-sized F&B Enterprises (F&B SMEs) such as local hawkers and home-based businesses to market their food offerings to its retail customers – the first such feature within a banking app in Malaysia.
Sama-Sama Lokal, Maybank’s zero commission online marketplace, was developed during the first movement control order in April 2020 to assist businesses which were suffering from a decline in sales owing to reduced footfall. Today, the platform has close to 14,000 merchants, which Maybank claims to benefit from being connected to the Bank’s 12 million customer base.
Apart from food and beverage deliveries, Sama-Sama Lokal accepts a number of business categories on its platform such as tourism, florist, sports equipment, baby related items, fashion, household, automotive, mobile and much more.
However the leading banking banking group in Malaysia said that only Halal products are allowed to be sold via its platform. It also prohibits the sale of any Pharmaceutical, Tobacco and nicotine, Alcohol, unregistered medical device among others, on the platform.
Customers placing orders via Sama-Sama Lokal on the MAE app will need to click on the Sama-Sama Lokal banner on the homepage of the app, select the restaurant/shop they want to order from and follow the next steps. Maybank said that existing Sama-Sama Lokal customers will continue to enjoy a smooth food order experience, with their past orders, list of favourite merchants and personal particulars such as mobile number and address automatically migrated to the MAE app.
To further drive sales for the F&B SMEs in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year festive season as well as celebrate the introduction of Sama-Sama Lokal on the MAE app, Maybank is launching two promotions in the next two months for the benefit of its customers.
From now until 31 January 2022, customers can enjoy 50% off their orders from Sama-Sama Lokal merchants participating in its Kongsi Food with MAE campaign, and up to RM10 off delivery fee, when they spend a minimum of RM20. Customers can also enjoy 28% off their orders and up to RM10 off delivery fee, with a minimum order of RM30 on food & beverage and groceries until 28 February 2022. Additionally, each Sama-Sama Lokal order with a minimum spend of RM30 made from now until 27 February 2022 will be automatically entered into the Chinese New Year FU-ture Fortune campaign for a chance to win 5g of 999.9 Gold, cash prizes, and more.
To find out more about Sama-Sama Lokal, kindly visit the Maybank website.
Maybank Sama-Sama Lokal for Merchant FAQ below.