The Jakarta Post
Collaborating with Go-Pay, all Warung Pintar now have a QR code that can be scanned by Go-Pay users to pay for their purchases at the kiosks. (Warung Pintar/File)
Retail startup Warung Pintar has announced the availability of cashless payment services in all its kiosks across Greater Jakarta.
This initiative was introduced in collaboration with Go-Pay, which means all Warung Pintar now have a QR code that can be scanned by Go-Pay users to pay for their purchases at the kiosks.
First established in November 2017, Warung Pintar combines traditional kiosks with modern retail technology and is on a mission to improve the quality of small and medium businesses in Jakarta as well as encouraging technology-inclusion for the grassroots.
"From our internal research, we found 72 percent of warung [kiosk] customers want this [cashless payment] service to be available in the kiosk and we ourselves have seen the many benefits of this system. For both kiosk owners and customers, the system can increase efficiency as it cuts down the time people take paying in cash and waiting for change. It also allows them to track all transactions digitally, quickly and safely as cash has long been the target of theft," said Warung Pintar COO Harya Putra in a statement.
As of July, the startup boasts more than 313 kiosks that are managed by over 500 micro-entrepreneurs. (kes)